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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WFH Invigoration- Interior Design to Lift Your Spirits

WFH Invigoration- Interior Design to Lift Your Spirits

Photowall  kindly gifted me with this amazing canvas print I’m using to upgrade my WFH space. It’s an image of one of my favorite bucket list destinations, India. They’ve also included a discount code for Passport by Design readers! All opinions are my own. WFH (Working From Home) seemed really fun in the beginning. But you get to a point where you need some excitement. Working in the same environment you live in takes its toll. I work in a…

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JetBlue’s Transatlantic Mint Service- All New!

JetBlue’s Transatlantic Mint Service- All New!

Transatlantic Mint service from JetBlue!? JetBlue is one of my favorite airlines. Anytime I’m booking a domestic flight I check if JetBlue flies there. I’ve taken them to international destinations in the Caribbean. However, when it comes to their international flights, JetBlue is quite limited. But that’s changing soon. JetBlue introduced their Mint product in 2014 as a way to compete with more premium classes in other airlines. But now they’re going to take that a step further with a complete…

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DIY: Travel Makeup or Toiletry Bag

DIY: Travel Makeup or Toiletry Bag

Make your own diy travel makeup/toiletry bag. Line it with a cute fabric. It even has a strap to make carrying it around easier. There’s nothing like a new project to spark creativity. Keep reading for the tutorial. Check out my other DIY projects here. Supplies fabric – two 10.5 x 14.5″ (26.67 x 36.83 cm) rectangles for bag and lining fabric – one 7.25 x 4.25″ (18.415 x 10.795 cm) rectangle for the strap zipper- 10.5″ (26.67 cm) [I…

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