Amber's Compass is a travel blog that provides tips and recommendations so you can go out and explore the world with confidence. For those who like to delve into the history and culture of a location, you'll find beautifully written book reviews to accompany your adventures. There is something for everyone at Amber's Compass; from tips for plus-sized travelers to resources for travel bloggers, you'll want to follow us to get the latest posts!

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Tips For Plus Sized Travelers

How I Lost 50 Pounds in 4 Months

I’ve been on Weight Watchers before, and I’ve been on other diet programs but this time it’s different. I don’t think it’s because the program is different (though it is easy to follow), it’s because all those times in the past when I tried to lose weight I had the wrong idea, I was playing the game by the wrong rules. I thought to lose weight that I had to constantly eat salads, that I had to do intense long workouts, and that I could never eat out. Those are all wrong.

Tips for Plus Sized Travelers

You’re ready for that well-earned vacation but you dread the flight. When boarding time comes, the dread turns to reality. Squeezing into your seat, your hips barely fit and you know it’s going to be a painful flight. It’s time to buckle up and yours just barely fits. That was me, as a plus sized person, I know how painful and uncomfortable flights can be. That’s why I’m writing this, to help relieve some of your flight anxiety.

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Book For Your Travel Destination


In this heartfelt autobiography, Daphne Sheldrick tells the story of her life and career as a conservationist raising orphaned animals in Kenya. The central themes throughout are Daphne’s loving relationship with David Sheldrick, her unique life experiences, and ultimately her passion for animals and Africa. She brings out the sounds, tastes and smells within her vivid narrative. Tsavo National Park and the orphaned animals are as much characters in this book as the people are.

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There is so much more to Devil’s Teeth than just the dorsal fins of sharks slicing through the ocean. The history of the Farallon Islands is unparalleled and fascinating to dive into and those stories are a testament to Susan Casey’s research. This book is a window into another world that we experience through Susan’s eyes. Join her journey and live as a member of the shark research team on the rugged and unforgiving Farallon Islands.


Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi is an enchanting memoir that gives us an insightful look at a growing up in a Moroccan harem. Dreams of Trespass gracefully flows between childhood memories, Middle Eastern folk tales, and her family’s stories from the past. Fatima was a founder of Islamic feminism and here she recounts the roles of the women in her life.

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