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Exciting Amtrak Revamp on Long Distance Routes

Exciting Amtrak Revamp on Long Distance Routes

Exciting news from Amtrak! Traveling on trains is coming back in style. In South Korea I rode their bullet train. Do I ride long distance trains in the U.S.? Not so much. It’s been a really long time. The trains here are pretty lack-luster. That’s changing! Amtrak is overhauling their onboard experience. Amtrak is pouring in millions of dollars into a multi-year improvement project. The improvements are all about the customer experience. Expect upgrades on trains serving long distance overnight…

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Graphic Design Inspiration-Top 5 Best Websites

Graphic Design Inspiration-Top 5 Best Websites

Searching for Graphic Design inspiration? The shear volume of design sites is mind boggling. It’s also very overwhelming. Keep reading for just a few sites I recommend. These are perfect for when you have an important project and feel unmotivated and uninspired. Save this post to keep it handy. The Inspiration Grid Looking for “the best compositions combining typography, graphic elements, and page layout techniques”? Look no further. Search for Vehicle Design and other topics a lot of Graphic Design…

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SWISS Premium Economy on Long Haul Flights

SWISS Premium Economy on Long Haul Flights

SWISS is now offering Premium Economy. This new Premium Economy Class cabin will gradually be installed on all 12 of SWISS’s long-haul Boeing 777-300ERs. It’s bookable as of last week. Let’s see what’s included! [Side note: I took SWISS on my first transatlantic flight to Europe.] Premium Economy Cabin What separates this new class from regular SWISS Economy? Each seat has a personal reading lamp and its own USB connection. Completing the seats are adjustable headrests and a double arm…

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Connecticut Bike Trails to Try in Every County

Connecticut Bike Trails to Try in Every County

Connecticut bike trails are heating up. Contributing to a national bike shortage? I can understand why. Everyone is excited about summer and wants to get outside. Not to mention biking is a great activity where you’re not around a lot of people. Keep reading for the best bike trails in every county of Connecticut. Fairfield County Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT), Norwalk, CT Collis P. Huntington State Park, Redding, CT Twin Brooks Park, Trumbull, CT Hartford County West Hartford Reservoir,…

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Fairytale Hotels: Step Right Into Your Favorite Story

Fairytale Hotels: Step Right Into Your Favorite Story

Fairytale hotels? Watch your dreams come true at one of these hotels! Want to sleep and wake up inside your favorite storybook? Then one of these hotels is the one for you! Each one is set in a dreamy location with enchanting architecture. Are you an Arabian princess parading through her palace? Or are you Rapunzel in her tower deciding which adventure to go on next. Are you really in Taipei or you in some fairy tale castle? It’s really…

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Boom Supersonic – The Future of Flying is Back!

Boom Supersonic – The Future of Flying is Back!

Remember the Concorde? Fly from NYC to London in about 4 hours! It seemed like a dream. That dream ended. It was expensive, noisy and awful for the environment; there were just too many issues. But now there’s a whole new supersonic plane coming out. This is all in the works for Boom Supersonic. This company is working to make super fast airplane travel affordable, sustainable and convenient. Crazy right!? Overture Overture, their flagship commercial aircraft aims to make supersonic…

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Top 10 Creative Travel Photo Ideas

Top 10 Creative Travel Photo Ideas

It’s time for your next trip. How do you take that creative travel photo you’ll actually love to look at later? Or ones to show off to your friends? Keep reading! 1. Take a Creative Travel Photo at the Beach Pictures of the beach are nice but they can get boring fast. Take a closeup picture of the texture of the sand. Take a picture of the native wildlife on the stand. In the photo on the right I was…

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Sewing Supplies for Beginners: Ultimate Guide

Sewing Supplies for Beginners: Ultimate Guide

What basic sewing supplies will get you started? Here on Passport by Design there are so many DIY tutorials for small projects you can make on your sewing machine. What if you’re just getting into sewing with a machine and you want to know what to purchase. There are so many sewing products. It can be overwhelming. Let’s get started! 1. Sewing Machine This is the most important part of your sewing supplies. When it came to choosing my machine…

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Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a Shape with a Photo in Adobe Photoshop

Fill a shape with a photo in Adobe Photoshop. Maybe you’ll choose a dreamy sunset or beautiful ocean waters. It’s all up to you. There are a few ways to achieve this. Keep reading for one I like to use. Step 1: Choose Your Shape and Fill Images Start with two Images. One will become the shape and the second will be the image within the shape. First select the image that will be inside the shape. Start with that…

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IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA Tiny Homes! The IKEA® Tiny Home Project

IKEA® Tiny homes! Tiny homes are not a brand new trend. First you think of lofts where you can’t stand up. Then, where do you store all your clothes? But there is some big news in the world of these mini houses! ESCAPE Homes and IKEA® have partnered to design and build a tiny home! Yes, the master tiny home builder and your favorite do-it-yourself Scandinavian brand. It’s all part of the The IKEA® Tiny Home Project. ESCAPE has been…

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