Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

Aviation Design: Aircraft Seating with Recaro

You’re walking down the aisle to your seat. You stink 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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Chinatown, Manhattan Tour

Chinatown, Manhattan Tour

I love living near New York City and being able to go to places like Chinatown. You can just hop on the train and feel like you’re in another country. It’s a great experience. Last month when I went to the MET I also spent some time in Chinatown and Little Italy. From 5th Avenue, I crossed over to Lexington Avenue. Then I took the # 6 subway all the way down to the Canal Street stop. Little Italy was…

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Georgia Aquarium Tour, Atlanta Georgia

Georgia Aquarium Tour, Atlanta Georgia

I’m not one to frequent aquariums. When I do visit, though, I always enjoy myself. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia was no different. One of the first animals I saw at the aquarium were the Otters. They were so cute. They played with all their toys. Then they even put on a little show for us. Guess who else put on a show for us? The Dolphins! We were able to see a dolphin show with all their jumps…

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Brooklyn, New York: Columbia Heights Tour

Brooklyn, New York: Columbia Heights Tour

I visited Brooklyn last month. I was amazed at all the buildings and architecture there. I’ve been to Brooklyn so many times and grew up right outside of New York City. I sort of took it all for granted. I also visited a great Indian restaurant I hadn’t been to in years. There were so many beautiful brownstones. Then there were all the modern buildings. It was such a contrast. The Barclays Center was also in this area. This neighborhood…

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Strolling through Atlanta, Georgia

Strolling through Atlanta, Georgia

What comes to your mind when you think of Atlanta, Georgia? Is it the Coca-Cola factory? What about the 1996 Olympics? For me, it’s those things, plus family too. I walked past the Centennial Olympic Park in May. 23 years ago the Games of the XXVI Olympiad took place. We know them as the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. It seemed as if it was yesterday that my grandparents were packing up 33 years of their lives and moving to Georgia. I still…

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Promoting Your Blog: Marketing and Social Media

Promoting Your Blog: Marketing and Social Media

Did you read the Blogging Toolkit post from last month? Then you may have some ideas about how to start a blog. Now it’s for marketing your blog! I suggest sticking to only a few marketing channels at first. You’ll easily overwhelm yourself if you set out to post on every social media platform in existence. I have found that a combination of organic search, Pinterest, commenting on blogs and a little of Instagram bring traffic to Passport by Design….

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Connecticut: Best Fall Events

Connecticut: Best Fall Events

Fall has fallen in Connecticut. Everyone thinks about the things they want to do during the summertime. Fall should be no different. Here are the best events for fall. Norwalk, Connecticut I always look forward to the Norwalk Boat Show every year. Last year I took you all on a tour with me. This year it will be held from Thursday September 19th – Sunday September 22nd. Expect motorboats and sailboats from boat-builders worldwide. Get to step in yachts and…

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