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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Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

Interview with a Car Collector and Former Racecar Driver

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about cars or automotive design on the blog. Today I’m here with Marc Evans. He is the owner of New England Classic Cars in Stratford, CT. Check out this post from way back in 2018 when I toured his shop. Keep reading below as I pick his brain. Q: Why did you start your automobile dealer business? Was the Winter of 1973-1974…..the first Middle East oil embargo was a sudden shock.  Impossible to…

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DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

DIY: Reusable Makeup Remover Facial Pads

I’ve been sewing a lot more and doing other crafts. So that means I’m going to have a lot of great new posts coming your way. Today we’re going to sew reusable makeup remover pads. I got the idea to get away from disposable cotton rounds from different articles I saw on the internet and figured I’d give making my own a try. fabric washcloth/towel material sewing machine sewing pins scissors round object to trace circle pen Sewing Machine Used…

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Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting to Help Reduce Stress During Difficult Times

Painting is a great way to reduce stress. Don’t we all need that right now. I’ve been meaning to paint for months it seems. Now I’ve finally gotten around to it. The main thing was lack of inspiration. I wasn’t feeling inspired to do anything creative. I bought the canvas from Target and it sat for months. Then the Coronavirus Pandemic hit and I was looking for a way to reduce all the stress and anxiety it was giving me….

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My First Cruise to the Bahamas

My First Cruise to the Bahamas

Lost footage from my first cruise to the Bahamas! We’re not traveling right now. And that’s not fun. So let’s go back in time to when we were traveling. This was 12 years ago in 2008 and I completely forgot about these photos. They were on a DVD packed away in a drawer. Panic cleaning is good for something after all. Without further ado, the photos. Boarding There were long lines to wait in. Then it was finally time to…

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Canceling Your Travel Plans: How and When

Canceling Your Travel Plans: How and When

Canceling travel plans is never fun. My plans to Europe next month got completely ruined. I know I’m not alone right now. So I wanted to come on here today to talk about how and when to cancel your travel plans. What is the best way to cancel your travel plans? How to Cancel Your Travel Plans Start with your travel insurance if you have it. What is covered? Global pandemics are not very common. The policy below includes quarantines….

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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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Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Home Office Inspiration: Get Stuff Done

Do you have a home office? Even if you don’t work from home most people have a home office. Maybe it’s a spare room. It could even just be a small nook. It’s that space where you are able to leave distractions behind and work and study. Keep scrolling for ways to inspire your space. I love the desk above. One of the great features is that it’s adjustable. There is also storage on the bottom, although I like the…

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Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Lots of people are afraid to travel right now because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Is this situation totally new? What precautions should you take if you are traveling? Body temperature testing in Asia is not new. I was in Taiwan last year and there was this booth with a large screen. You could see the temperature of everyone that passed by the booth. The infrared colors of the people on the screen were mostly green and blue. I’m assuming orange…

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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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