Sadie Cornelius

Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Advertising and minor in Business. Her love of travel started from an early age – on her first international adventure she traveled solo to Japan while in grad school to visit her hometown's sister city. During college, she studied abroad in Spain and since then she’s traveled to Europe, Latin America, and regularly throughout the U.S.

Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

Demystifying Tech, And How To Live With It, Vs Having It Live Your Life For You

Gadgets spread out on table (caption: Tech Guide)

Technology has become a commodity and part of our daily lives. It’s hard to remember life before we had the internet at our fingertips. There are various tools, services, and gadgets that make things easier and improve our entertainment experiences. We’re avid users and early adopters to these trends and here to help you make the most informed decisions regarding the latest and greatest gear. We hope this guide is a starting point to help steer you in the right direction when it comes to exploring the ever-changing world of tech…

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It’s Time To Get Outside And Explore The Great Outdoors!

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Trying to be responsible during the pandemic but feel like you’re cooped up inside too much? We hear you! This is as good a time as any to enjoy the great outdoors where it’s easy to be socially distant and responsible. Not to mention – just think how all that fresh oxygen will make your lungs feel! From the best tents for camping to binocular reviews for bird watching, our outdoor experts have you covered. Don’t have the time or resources for a camping trip? No worries, we’ll show you how to have fun in your own backyard. Let’s get outside, bask in the sun, and relax under the stars…

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Home & Living: Discovering The Best Life Has To Offer

Computer and tech gadgets on desk (caption: Guide to Home & Living)

Our Home & Living category covers just that. We dive deep on just about every topic when it comes to living your best life and making your home more enjoyable. As much as we love exploring the world, sometimes there’s no place like home. Our team of experts has personally experienced many of the products …

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Interview With Richard Hill: A Quest To Find Birth Parents Through DNA Testing

Richard Hill with adopted family

Richard Hill discovered he was adopted as a teenager and then spent a good part of his adult life trying to piece together the puzzle of finding his birth parents. Thanks to at-home DNA tests the process was much easier than expected and he was able to uncover some exciting facts that led to some significant discoveries in his life. Since then, he’s written a book and makes it his mission to help others do the same. We got the chance to interview him and are happy to share his story with our readers in hopes it will inspire others too…

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Shutterfly Review: Custom Creations for Every Occasion

Shutterfly book (caption: Shutterfly Review)

Want to relive your travel, reminisce about a special occasion or celebrate a loved one? Personalized gifts are a unique way to showcase life’s favorite moments on items for yourself or others. From custom phone cases to pillows, pint glasses, pots, photo blankets, puzzles, paperweights, plates and more. The ideas are only limited by your imagination. Learn what makes Shutterfly so popular and how you can start making your customized creations to show off to your friends and family…

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Living DNA Review: Discover Your Family Heritage

Living DNA test

Did you that know a simple swab of your cheek can reveal where your genetic ancestors came from thousands of years ago? Sitting inside your mouth is data that can provide insight into who you are and where you’re from. Thanks to Living DNA’s ancestry test, I found answers and discovered more about my past and genetic heritage than I ever thought possible. You can too! And it’s more affordable and easier than you may think. Read on to learn how you can start digging deeper into your family history with our Living DNA ancestry review (along with our firsthand experience testing of the kit)…

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Tips for Starting an Airbnb Business

Airbnb bedroom

It’s no surprise, we’re big fans of travel and exploring the world. With the rise in popularity of vacation rentals, we wanted to share some insights into renting out your home to make some cash. So when we met Sarah Rylee, who manages two Airbnb properties in New York City, we were intrigued to learn more about what it’s like to be on the other side. Read our interview with Sarah where we learned firsthand what you will need to know when starting an Airbnb business and tips to be successful…

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Best Home Brewing Kit: BrewDemon vs Mr Beer vs Northern Brewer vs Brooklyn Brew Shop & More

People toasting beers

The craft beer industry has exploded in recent years, giving ale drinkers a wide selection of flavors and varieties to choose from. It’s also created a culture of beer consumers who have a whole new appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into creating fine beer. According to the American Homebrewers Association, more than 1.2 million people are brewing their own beer in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of guzzling! And for good reason since it’s easier than ever to join the movement and brew your own thanks to home brewing kits. No matter your level of passion for beer, there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying the crisp taste of a frothy beer that you made yourself. It’s not only fun to do, but it’s also more affordable than you might think. We’ve researched the best brewing starter kits available so you can impress your friends and start hoppin’ to it…

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Great Courses Plus Review: Engage Your Mind

The Great Courses Plus on iPad on desk

Do you want to have a better understanding of the universe, learn the secrets of great mystery and suspense fiction, or master Tai Chi? What if you could do all these things without leaving the comfort of your home? Instead of binge watching TV shows, put your mind (and body) to good use binge learning thanks to The Great Courses. You’ll have access to courses that you can view anytime, taught by some of the world’s top professors in their field, for around the same cost as a Netflix membership. So sit back, relax, and find out why you might want to try this great learning adventure…

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