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Month: October 2018

Haiti Travel Diary Part 3: Traveling to the Highlands of Haiti

Haiti Travel Diary Part 3: Traveling to the Highlands of Haiti

Getting There During my recent trip to Haiti, I took a local bus from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, to a city called Hinche. The close quarters and lack of proper ventilation made the bus ride uncomfortable to say the least. However, the views of the countryside made it all worth it. The bus sped along, beeping almost constantly to pass slower vehicles and alert pedestrians in populated areas of its arrival. From Hinche I took a car ride to Cerca…

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Art School Supplies You’ll Actually Use

Art School Supplies You’ll Actually Use

Your professors have provided lists of items for each of your classes. Each list looks daunting. I’m here to tell you that you won’t use half of the things on those lists. I’ll tell you what you should actually purchase and where to make investment purchases. Paintbrushes My first inexpensive set worked fine so I thought the second one would too. They didn’t though. That set of cheap brushes left brush hairs in my paintings. No need to spend a…

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Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Economy

Surviving a Long Haul Flight in Economy

So you have a long haul flight scheduled in “gasp” Economy. We’re talking regular Economy, not even Premium Economy.  You have visions of ripping your hair out or banging on the door for them to let you out. Let’s look into some ways that will calm your fears and allow you to make the most of your trip. Preparing for the Trip Sleep as little as possible before your flight, so that you can sleep as much as you are…

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Interior Design Trends I’m Loving

Interior Design Trends I’m Loving

Mid Century Modern There is nothing like the classic lines of  an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (above) that has inspired so many designs since its debut in 1956.  Charles and Ray Eames designed chairs that are recognizable worldwide and for good reason. They were simple with a design that has stood the test of time. Their designs personify the Mid Century Modern trend. When you see Mid Century Modern interiors, is your first thought the show Mad Men? Design elements were so…

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Navigating the New York City Subway System

Navigating the New York City Subway System

You’re planning your first trip to New York City and you are slightly intimidated by the Subway system. It’s the largest in the world, they say. They say you’ll get lost for sure. I don’t know who “they” are but you get the idea. Have no fear I’m here to share my go-to tips for navigating the Subway. Well at least to all the places you really want to go to anyway. I’ve included the map I used to use,…

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Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

There are lots of things that take away our motivation. Sometimes it’s stress. Sometimes we’re just “not in the mood” for what we need to do. I’ve definitely experienced periods of writer’s block and lack of motivation while creating this blog. I do see a trend of the things that help me find my motivation again, though. I’m sharing them with you below in hopes they can help you regain your motivation, whether it’s blogging or just showing up for…

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Shopping in South Korea-Seoul and Beyond

Shopping in South Korea-Seoul and Beyond

Seoul The Coex Mall is said to be the largest underground shopping mall in South Korea. It is right next door to the Hyundai Department Store which I talked about in one of my South Korea travel diaries. It’s impossible not to get overwhelmed with all the shopping possibilities since there are stores as far as the eye can see. Gangnam subway station (underground) is for inexpensive items while the Gangnam neighborhood itself (above ground) is a great place to shop…

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Boost Your Creativity with Music

Boost Your Creativity with Music

Music is in so many ways a universal language. With music you can put yourself in the mood to do so many things. Many people have a workout playlist that really gets them pumped to get into a great workout. For me to step into my creative mindset there are certain songs that really make a difference. These songs range from different genres and even different languages. As soon as I hear them they give me a boost of creativity….

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Peek Inside Yachts-The Norwalk Connecticut Boat Show 2018

Peek Inside Yachts-The Norwalk Connecticut Boat Show 2018

On September 21st I attended the Norwalk Boat Show in Norwalk, Connecticut. Sunny weather would have been ideal but it was nice that the rain held up. This blog is about travel in all its forms. Boats are definitely included since I work in the sailing industry. This was my fourth time attending show, and my first time covering it as press. I knew that in covering the show I had some type of objective. To show people how fun…

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