Hardside Suitcase Checklist: Choose the Right One

Hardside Suitcase Checklist: Choose the Right One

You need a suitcase to bring all your things with you when you travel. Lots of people are buying hardside suitcases now. How can you choose a good one? Suitcase Sizes Suitcases come in so many sizes, and size requirements vary by country. In the United States carry-on requirements are not as strict. For example American Airlines says that your carry-on shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels)….

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DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

DIY: Jackson Pollock Art Inspiration

Have you heard of Jackson Pollock? Maybe you don’t know him by name. But you’ve definitely seen his work. Think of paint splatters everywhere and every color of the rainbow. He is one of the most famous abstract painters and his work is so inspiring. So inspiring that you want to try it for yourself. So let’s do just that. Step 1: Purchase Your Supplies For this project I recommend purchasing acrylic paint. For a complete list of items I…

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Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry & Clothing Care While Traveling

Laundry is something I’m always thinking about while traveling. Firstly, I hate doing laundry wherever I am. But especially since I’m trying to be a “light packer.” This means less clothes overall and a greater need to wash them away from home. I’ve stayed in hotels, Airbnbs, hostels and beyond. Each has its own unique challenges when it comes to laundry. Washing Laundry Major hotel chains usually have laundry rooms with coin-operated machines. Get change from the front desk and…

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Blogging: The Realities Behind the Screen

Blogging: The Realities Behind the Screen

What really is blogging? What is it like to sit behind the computer screen? I talked about how this journey started in a couple previous blog posts. Check out my 6 month blogiversary and my 1 year blogiversary. It’s so stressful to meet with people in different industries and make a good impression. Do they even know what bloggers do? Will they want to work with me? You want that great shot, but there are so many people getting in…

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Navigating the Seoul Subway

Navigating the Seoul Subway

Are you scared of getting lost? In a foreign country? Aren’t we all! I talked about navigating the New York City subway. It’s one of the largest in the world. Now let’s explore the Seoul subway. I’d rate it as a 10/10 when it comes to being easy to navigate. And the cute safety videos (below) are an added bonus. T-Money card You’ve entered a Seoul subway station. Now you need to pay. Vending machines sell T-Money cards. Add money…

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How to Choose the Best Airbnb Rental

How to Choose the Best Airbnb Rental

Hotels are great for when you want to be pampered and take a break from life. Then there are those times where you want to blend in and experience life like a local. You choose to stay at an Airbnb rental. But how do you avoid a nightmare experience? How can you as a guest choose from all the Airbnb options out there?  Filters are your Friend Narrow down your search and feel less overwhelmed. How many people can the…

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Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

You’re walking down the aisle to your seat. You sink down into the plush cushion. Have you ever thought about what goes into selecting the best aircraft seating? Then you have to learn about Recaro and how they contribute to Aviation Design. Recaro is also known for their race car seating. We can’t talk about Aviation Design without thinking about the seating. Good seating makes such a difference on a long haul flight or even a short haul. Premium airlines…

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Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road trips are so much fun. It’s just you, your friends and the open road. But lots of people hate driving long distances. How can you make dreaded road trips just a little bit more bearable? Or if you love them already, make them even better! Road Trip Buddies First, think about who you will travel with. Your company is very important. It will make a big impact on how the trip goes and how much you enjoy the trip….

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How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

How to charge clients as a Freelance Graphic Designer

You’re starting out as a freelance Graphic Designer. How much will you charge your clients? There are a lot of ways to calculate and it can be confusing. I’ll share what I feel is the simplest way. I suggest charging either a flat rate or a flat rate plus hourly. There may be small projects that you charge a flat rate for. For example, a simple edit to a photo in Adobe Photoshop. You know the work will not take…

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Experience Interior Design for Yachts

Experience Interior Design for Yachts

I talk a lot about Interior Design on this blog. And it’s usually about houses or buildings. But what about Interior Design for yachts? We’re mixing design with travel, which is what this blog is all about. I went to the Progressive Norwalk Boat Show last weekend and there was a lot to see. People do actually live on boats. Not all of them are luxury mega yachts. Some are modest sailboats or motorboats. But they’re people’s homes. They want…

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