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Canceling Your Travel Plans: How and When

Canceling Your Travel Plans: How and When

Canceling travel plans is never fun. My plans to Europe next month got completely ruined. I know I’m not alone right now. So I wanted to come on here today to talk about how and when to cancel your travel plans. What is the best way to cancel your travel plans? How to Cancel Your Travel Plans Start with your travel insurance if you have it. What is covered? Global pandemics are not very common. The policy below includes quarantines….

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Millennials and How We Are Changing Travel

Millennials and How We Are Changing Travel

Millennials are defined as “members of the generation born between 1981 and 1996” (Wikipedia). I fall into that category. I want to talk about millenials and how we are changing travel. Millennials Aren’t Waiting for Retirement to Travel Life is short. We won’t wait until we’re 65 years old to travel. You spend most of your life working. Not everyone is even healthy enough to travel after they retire. All because they kill themselves slowly, working stressful jobs and never…

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Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Do you have a home office? Even if you don’t work from home most people have a home office. Maybe it’s a spare room. It could even just be a small nook. It’s that space where you are able to leave distractions behind and work and study. Keep scrolling for ways to inspire your space. I love the desk above. One of the great features is that it’s adjustable. There is also storage on the bottom, although I like the…

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Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Lots of people are afraid to travel right now because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Is this situation totally new? What precautions should you take if you are traveling? Body temperature testing in Asia is not new. I was in Taiwan last year and there was this booth with a large screen. You could see the temperature of everyone that passed by the booth. The infrared colors of the people on the screen were mostly green and blue. I’m assuming orange…

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How to Fight the Post Travel Blues

How to Fight the Post Travel Blues

We’ve all had those post travel blues. You’ve just arrived home from the trip of your life. The trip was spectacular. You wanted it to never end. But it did eventually come to an end. It’s time to go back to work. Print Out Your Pictures Yes, physically print out some pictures and put them in an album. Add ticket stubs, unique wrappers and other little items to your album as well. It’s nice to see pictures in our phones,…

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Quintessential New England Winter Activities

Quintessential New England Winter Activities

Lots of places in the U.S. don’t have four seasons. So they are unable to experience fall and winter. That’s not the case with New England. Ice Skating There’s just something special about the first day the local rink opens. And then it’s that first skate on the fresh, untouched ice. I’m not one for skating on frozen ponds. I stick to indoor rinks. Ice skating is a great winter sport to do with friends or as a family. The…

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Blog Plans for 2020

Blog Plans for 2020

Passport by Design will be two years old in February and it seems like just yesterday I published my very first post. I want to try out a few new things in 2020. This includes experimenting with different types of blog posts. I hope to include more interviews. A few trips are coming up shortly and I can’t wait to share them with you. I also plan on doing more staycation posts that show you around New York and Connecticut….

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Domestic Travel Packing List

Domestic Travel Packing List

What about domestic travel? We see so many checklists for international travel. Yet there are so many great places that exist right inside our own countries.  Passport- Do you need it or don’t you? Right now no U.S. citizen needs a passport to travel domestically. This will change on October 1, 2020. The Real ID Act means that after that date your state ID will need to meet certain requirements. They call it Real ID-compliant. If you already have a…

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Packing Light for a Night in the City

Packing Light for a Night in the City

Packing light is best they say. But what about lots of outfit options? No need for lots of options when it comes to a single night. Pick an outfit that you love and stick to it. That go-to outfit you know fits you well every time. That one. Use a backpack or tote In most cases you won’t need anything larger than a backpack. If you decide to bring outfit options choose a small rolling duffel. Roll your clothes In this…

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Mid Century Modern Living Room Design Inspiration

Mid Century Modern Living Room Design Inspiration

Look in any magazine or go to a design showroom and you will see Mid Century Modern design all around you. I even mentioned it in this post about “Design Trends I’m Loving.” I’m still very much obsessed myself. So I’m here to inspire you to bring a little Mid Century Modern design into your own space. Mid Century Modern Couches I love the different styles of couches that fit the style. Many of then have narrow wooden legs that…

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