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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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The MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The MET: Metropolitan Museum of Art Tour

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! It’s like seeing the whole world under one roof. You have the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Ancient Europe! The MET is another quintessential New York City experience. I visited the MET earlier this month with my father. Visiting the Islamic Art Exhibit was a top priority. There were other exhibits I was excited to see as well. Asia There was a special exhibit in the Asian section for Korean…

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Experience

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Experience

The Statue of Liberty is such a famous landmark. It marked entry into the United States for so many emigrating to the U.S. I’ve lived so close to New York City all of my life. This was my first visit to the Statue of Liberty. It took some friends who recently moved to the U.S. to get me to finally go. I guess Lady Liberty was never on my radar. It was definitely worth the trip. Getting to the Statue…

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Exploring the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia

Exploring the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia

The Perimeter Mall was full of unique shops and well known chains. It is located near the Perimeter Center area of Atlanta, Georgia. Lolli and Pops was a chain I had never heard of before. They had so many sweet treats to choose from. It looked like a candy shop right out of the 1950s. Inside was a large glass display with enough sweets to give you a toothache. There were macarons as far as the eye could see. Petit…

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Atlanta, Georgia’s Diverse Architecture

Atlanta, Georgia’s Diverse Architecture

Atlanta has so much diverse architecture. Go from soaring skyscrapers to uniquely shaped and angled buildings. You’ll find every type of building in Atlanta. Take at look at the “King and Queen” buildings above. White lattice work resembles the heads of royal chess pieces. They are lit with different colors for special occasions. The Mercedes-Benz stadium was nothing like I’d ever seen before. It had so many unique angles. Book the Engineering and Architecture tour at the stadium to see…

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Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

We talked about eating in Asia. Now let’s talk about Asia shopping! I only love to shop when I’m away from home ironically. Asia is a shopper’s paradise. There are traditional markets and highrise department stores. But my favorite place has to be the subway stations! South Korea Skincare is a staple in South Korea. You may have heard of the Korean 10 Step Skincare Routine. I recommend the Myeongdong area of Seoul for all your skincare needs. It’s Skin…

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Blogging Toolkit: Everything to Grow Your Blog

Blogging Toolkit: Everything to Grow Your Blog

What are the best blogging tools to grow your blog? I’m going to give you the tools I use on a daily basis. Website and Hosting for your Blog WordPress is my blogging software of choice. This is WordPress.org, not to be confused with WordPress.com. There are a lot of website builders out there. Think Wix.com, Squarespace and many more. I’ve talked to other Graphic Designers and they’ve always gone back to WordPress. It’s the most used software for a…

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Strolling Through Dongdaemun in Seoul

Strolling Through Dongdaemun in Seoul

Dongdaemun. Have you heard of it? Dongdaemun Gate, also known as Heunginjimun Gate, holds lots of history in South Korea. It translates literally to the “Great Eastern Gate” of the city. The area of Dongdaemun surrounds the gate and was a great place to explore. Follow me there. The gate itself was such a contrast to the modern buildings around it. Time stood still. I was transported back to the Joseon Era of Korea. The gate was originally an entrance…

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