Airport Survival: Your Go-to Guide

Airport Survival: Your Go-to Guide

You arrive late to the airport. You’re racing down to your gate and you hear your name on the intercom. There is sweat pouring down your face as you reach the counter, only to realize the gate has been closed! Do you ever feel like the airport should have its own “survival guide”? Look no further. I’m here to help. Get to the Airport on Time Worried about sleeping through your alarm and missing your flight? Set two alarms. Place…

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Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Acrylic Painting for Beginners

You’ve always had the itch to start painting but never knew where to start. Acrylic paints are a great place to start. They create amazing results, yet are easy to use and quick drying. There is no mixing chemicals, like you do with oil paints. Some of the tools you’ll use are similar to what I talked about in my “Watercolor Painting for Beginners” post. This includes using quality materials. Choose Quality Brushes Look for brushes that have quality bristles….

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Stress Free Vacations Planning Made Possible

Stress Free Vacations Planning Made Possible

Does the thought of planning a vacation make you want to pull out your hair? You’re not alone. I want to help you enjoy stress free vacation planning. Book the Important Things First Lots of people wait until the last minute before they book their flights and hotels. And there is nothing wrong with that, if that’s how you function. However, it just won’t work for stress free vacation planning. For last minute deals, there’s nothing you can do. When…

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Graphic Design Freelance Must-haves

Graphic Design Freelance Must-haves

So you want to be a Freelance Graphic Designer. These are the tools you will need to truly succeed. Keep reading to find out what tools are most important. Graphic Design Software Quality software means a quality product. While I’ve used basic programs to edit photos (think “paint” that comes on every PC ), you will need to invest at a point. Adobe is the standard for Graphic Design. There are also others, such as QuarkXpress and CorelDraw. Graphic Design…

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Spring Break: Unique Travel Destinations

Spring Break: Unique Travel Destinations

With Spring Break coming up you need to know the best place to go. Avoid the crowds and go to the places you’d never expect. Montreal, Canada Don’t head south this Spring Break. Head north instead to Canada. Montreal (above) is a great city year round. It’s an unexpected destination for Spring Break though. Enjoy lots of places to go dancing and incredible food. Anguilla, West Indies If you saw my New York Times Travel Show post, you’d know Anguilla…

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Blogging: 5 Lessons After Year One

Blogging: 5 Lessons After Year One

Last month marked one year since I started blogging! I can’t believe that Passport by Design has been on the web for 1 year! It seems like I just made six months. The decision to blog was a very easy, yet difficult one. I knew it was something I wanted to do, but would I be able to continue? Would I run out of steam? Would I burn out? I hope I can help any aspiring bloggers who are on…

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The New York Times Travel Show: 2019

The New York Times Travel Show: 2019

Imagine the world at your fingertips. That’s the best way to describe my recent trip to the New York Times Travel Show. Every year it’s held in New York City. It was held this year at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The show is a must see for every traveler and anyone who wants to start traveling in the future. The show runs Saturday and Sunday. It gets better. I attended the show on Friday, which was the trade day….

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Interior Design Inspiration: Bathrooms

Interior Design Inspiration: Bathrooms

With Interior Design there are so many rooms to be designed. The bathroom isn’t usually the first place on you mind. Let’s change that. Bathrooms are great places to incorporate unique design elements. Bathtub The bathtub can become the feature element of any bathroom. It’s the same as a fireplace centering a living room. Choose a unique shape. You don’t have to place it against a wall. Put it right in the middle and let  it shine. Limited Space Even…

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Koreatown, Manhattan Travel Diary

Koreatown, Manhattan Travel Diary

Traveling doesn’t always mean hopping on a plane. I took the train into Manhattan recently. A friend wanted to experience Koreatown for the first time. Getting There Arrive at Grand Central Terminal. Take the # 6 Brooklyn bound (downtown) train. Get off at the 33rd street stop. Use the 32nd street exit. Walk from E32nd street to W32nd street. As you walk from E32nd to W32nd street, you become engulfed in all the hangul (Korean script) signs. Transport yourself out…

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Attending a Trade Show as a Blogger

Attending a Trade Show as a Blogger

The more trade shows I attend the more I realize there is so much to be learned. I learn what to bring. I learn to bring shoes I can actually walk in. Not to mention how to get the most out of each show. If you’re a blogger, or just someone who enjoys going to travel shows and car shows keep reading for my tips. What to Bring Business cards are a great way to get your name out there…

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