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2021 Aviation News – Exciting!

2021 Aviation News – Exciting!

What’s making 2021 aviation news headlines? Will things be better in the new year? Things were not so good for the aviation industry as a whole in 2020. But it’s the start of a new year! And surprisingly there is actually some optimism and positivity swirling around the industry. Two just released news stories made me feel excited to travel again very very soon. I’m talking about Uganda Airlines and their new Airbus A330neo. Then there’s Emirates who just introduced their…

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Stay Safe Traveling: Pandemics and Beyond

Stay Safe Traveling: Pandemics and Beyond

Now more than ever everyone wants to stay safe while traveling. We have issues like getting sick from food-borne illnesses but now we have even bigger issues. The principle is the same. There are still things that we can do to keep ourselves as safe as possible while traveling. An earlier post talked about top problems while traveling in a foreign country. One of them has to do with getting sick. We’ll start there. Stay Safe with Ginseng and Ginger…

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Stay-At-Home: Travel Inspired Night-in Ideas

Stay-At-Home: Travel Inspired Night-in Ideas

Who’s tired of having to Stay-At-Home? We dream of all those travel destinations we want to visit. Or those places that we just can’t forget. And it’s great to revel in those memories with things that remind us of those places. Use this post to plan a travel inspired night in. Middle-Eastern Inspired Dinner Stay-At-Home and still experience the tastes of the Middle East. How about eating a dinner inspired by the United Arab Emirates: Beef Koftas with Roasted Vegetable…

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Support the Travel Industry from Your Sofa

Support the Travel Industry from Your Sofa

The travel industry is suffering right now. We all know it. Borders are closed and countries can’t welcome the tourists that help support them. There is something we can do to help right now! Purchase products from local sellers online. Nigeria These candles and other scented products from Claire Marcus really caught my eye. Each product is handcrafted in Lagos, Nigeria. We need things to make us relax, now more then ever. Greece What do you think of when you…

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The New Face of Travel Has Arrived

The New Face of Travel Has Arrived

2020 showed us the new face of travel. There are restrictions, both for international and domestic travel. Some things that we love are going away forever. We took a lot for granted before 2020. Is there anything positive that can come out of this? Face Masks Face masks, face masks, face masks. The new face of travel. Get it? This is something that we’re going to have to get used to, especially as we start non-essential travel. This has already…

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What I’m doing now that I’m not traveling

What I’m doing now that I’m not traveling

Does not traveling mean I’m counting the seconds until we can fly internationally again? Yes or no. I’m not going to lie. It would be awesome to step on a plane tomorrow. But I think I’ll wait just a little while longer. I’ve learned to fill my time with other things. In reality I feel like I’m busier now than before the pandemic. Not Traveling = Virtual Traveling I’ve been video-chatting on Zoom a lot. Zoom fatigue is real. Although…

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My Dream Travel Bucket List 2020/2021 Edition

My Dream Travel Bucket List 2020/2021 Edition

Bucket list dreaming 2020! We’re not going out much right now. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of our next travel destinations. I made a list a few years ago of places that I want to go. Now I’ve updated it a little bit for 2020. More like 2021. Cuba I chose Cuba for the bucket list because it’s someplace that was under my radar for a long time. Watching scenes in movies and music videos made me want…

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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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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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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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