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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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Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Traveling with a Chronic Illness

Traveling with a chronic illness! Is that even possible? One of my readers recently made a comment about her desire to travel despite her chronic illness. I was inspired to share my own experience traveling with a chronic illness. Most people know how much I love to travel. But not many, even those who know me personally, know that I have Crohn’s Disease. In a nutshell, it can give you intense abdominal pain and symptoms that resemble food poisoning. That’s…

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Blogging: The Realities Behind the Screen

Blogging: The Realities Behind the Screen

What really is blogging? What is it like to sit behind the computer screen? I talked about how this journey started in a couple previous blog posts. Check out my 6 month blogiversary and my 1 year blogiversary. It’s so stressful to meet with people in different industries and make a good impression. Do they even know what bloggers do? Will they want to work with me? You want that great shot, but there are so many people getting in…

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How to Choose the Best Airbnb Rental

How to Choose the Best Airbnb Rental

Hotels are great for when you want to be pampered and take a break from life. Then there are those times where you want to blend in and experience life like a local. You choose to stay at an Airbnb rental. But how do you avoid a nightmare experience? How can you as a guest choose from all the Airbnb options out there?  Filters are your Friend Narrow down your search and feel less overwhelmed. How many people can the…

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Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road Trips: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

Road trips are so much fun. It’s just you, your friends and the open road. But lots of people hate driving long distances. How can you make dreaded road trips just a little bit more bearable? Or if you love them already, make them even better! Road Trip Buddies First, think about who you will travel with. Your company is very important. It will make a big impact on how the trip goes and how much you enjoy the trip….

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