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.

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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GiftRocket Review: What Do You Get Someone That Has Everything Already?

Giftcards (caption: GiftRocket Review)

When it comes to choosing the right gift for that special someone who has everything, choices are limited. This can also turn a process that should be fun into one of frustration. GiftRocket presents a unique solution to the age-old problem of those that are hard to buy for: a service that allows users to send gift cards for local stores or cash-based greetings. We’ll take a deeper look at GiftRocket and what makes it so special…

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Best iPhone Photo Apps To Up Your Photo Game

Person holding iphone taking photo (caption: Best iPhone Photo Apps)

iPhone owners can attest to the sheer number of apps that are available to perform just about every function possible. One of the more popular uses for the iPhone is its ability to take stunning photos. Currently there are hundreds of iPhone photo apps that enhance and edit photo, create collages, Photoshop effects, red eye removal, color adjustments and more. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which is the best photo app for iPhone? Below you will find some of the more popular iPhone photography apps, a few of the best free photo editing apps and the basic functions and pricing for each. Ready to start snapping?

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What Are Escape Rooms & Did We Escape?

Clues on table: What are Escape Rooms?

The Exploring Life’s Mysteries team has done multiple escape rooms. We quickly learned that these were not only addicting but a great way for us to bond as a team. In addition to team building, escape rooms also offer a great experiential activity for family fun, a friend hangout or even a first date…

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What is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?

Person waving hand in crowd: What is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?

As technology continues to creep into every aspect of our lives, do you ever feel that you are getting left in the dust? Or constantly in a state of updating your operating system on your devices? Websites are being created constantly and technology is ever evolving – how do you keep up? In this article we take a look at a term called FOMO (short for Fear of Missing Out). Technology gives us constant connection to what friends and the world are doing but this could make you feel that the world is passing you by and you are missing out on the “next big thing”…

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Best Humidor For Cigars (By Type And Budget)

Humidor and box of cigars

I returned home from a trip to Cuba in early 2017 with a bag full of Cuban cigars. Since I only smoke them on special occasions, I wouldn’t use them right away. So I put them in the pantry in a zip lock bag. That is, until I found out that was a big mistake. Why? Cigars need to be kept at a certain humidity level or they lose their flavor. So, how do you keep them at a proper, consistent level of humidity? Learn all about humidors, how they work, what to look for, and our top picks…

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World’s Most Historic Movie Theaters

Old theater: World's Most Historic Movie Theaters

When you want to go to the movies now a days you typically have multiple multi-plexes to choose from. Whether it’s a nearby strip mall or the local mall, tens of thousands of people flock to the films every day of the week. But the silver screen experience wasn’t always that way. In the early 1900’s and better half of the nineteenth century entertainment was an exclusive and unique experience. Theater goers would get dressed up and wait in line to snag a seat to a Friday night showing of the latest flick. Similar to now, the venues themselves are a gathering place in city centers, but unlike today, back then their design was unique and reflected the era and the area in which they were built. If you want to take a step back in time taking a seat in a historic theater is a get a snapshot into history. Let’s visit some of the most iconic theaters around the world…

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Comet ISON 2013: What Really Happened?

Comet ISON

In case you missed it, there was some hullabaloo in the astronomy sector in 2013 around Comet ISON, but for those of us who are less astronomically inclined the reason for this excitement is often overlooked. Formally known as C/2012 S1 the Comet ISON could have made history by being the brightest comet that Earth has ever seen. Below we will take a look at the discovery of the comet, where it came from and what really happened…

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Go Ghost Hunting & Discover the Supernatural With Paranormal Equipment

Paranormal Equipment

Paranormal investigators rely upon a large number of paranormal investigation equipment and methods to monitor paranormal activity. But you don’t have to be a professional or certified to put these tools to the test to see if another life exists. On the hunt to go ghost hunting? If not, you will be after reading this article! We’ll take a look at the various gadgets and techniques used to discover if there are signs of an alternative force or paranormal existence in your life.

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