The Portly Passengers was developed to provide encouragement and guidance for portly and plus size individuals who have a desire to navigate the travel world. Through first-hand experiences, Peter and Melissa, offer guidance on exploring the world of weight limits, seat sizes, small door frames, and worldwide stereotypes.
Hi! I’m Melissa! I was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. I have loved traveling since I was a kid, spending most of my summers going up and down the Eastern seaboard with my family. In 2010, I got a chance to study abroad in Rome. The travel bug took hold in that moment and I have since done a lot of traveling on my own in the last few years before meeting Peter and still to this day. When I’m not traveling with Peter or for work I’m usually hanging out with Peter, a book, our menagerie of pets and just enjoying life. Outside of all that I’m also a graduate student at Boston University.
And I’m Peter! I was born and raised in NYC. I started traveling before I could even form full sentences. My parents instilled the love of traveling in me at a very young age. I have been to numerous places throughout the world and finding a travel partner like Melissa has brought out the yearning to travel to old and new destinations once again. When I’m not traveling with Melissa I’m usually hanging out with her grilling up some steaks or curled up watching a movie with her on the couch.
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