Sadie Cornelius

Sadie has been exploring the world since she was young - her first international adventure when she was 16 to Japan. She's traveled Europe and throughout the U.S. and loves to experience new places and things. When not writing, she can be found cooking vegetarian food, practicing yoga or enjoying museums and various cultures around DC.

Artifact Uprising Review: Our Favorite Online Photo Book?

Artifact Uprising book (caption: Artifact Uprising review)

Looking for a company made up of people with big hearts, open minds and huge doses of creativity? Who isn’t?!? Well, you’ve found it in Artifact Uprising! Founded by husband-wife team Matt and Jenna Walker in 2012, Artifact Uprising is relatively new to the photo printing space but has quickly won over the photographer, blogger and designer communities with its beautiful, handcrafted, high-quality work…

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Best iPhone Photo Apps

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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Best Language Learning Software: Fluenz vs Pimsleur vs Rosetta Stone vs Duolingo & More!

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So, you want to learn Spanish but the options are muy confuso. Or, maybe your visiting Paris and want to speak the native language to fit in with the French? What are the best ways to learn a language without living immersed in the country’s language and culture? Language learning software! It has increased in popularity because it allows you to learn at your own pace and on the go. And their lessons are fun, engaging and motivate you to keep growing and improving your skills. We’ll help you decide which language learning software is right for you based on your goals and preferences…

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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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Personal Drone Reviews: Iris vs DJI Phantom vs AR Drone

Drone Review

Drones are all the rage for photographers and gadget enthusiasts alike. But with so many on the market, which is the best? 

Drones (or Unmanned Arial Vehicles, aka UAV’s) can be used as a personal toy around the house or used for many business endeavors, both large and small. From photography to safety, there are endless possibilities. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, most UAV’s on the market right now are pretty easy to use…

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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 (or give them as gifts), I wasn’t going to use them right away, so I put them in the pantry in a zip lock bag. That is, until I come to find out that doing so was big mistake. Why? Cigars need to be kept at a certain humidity level or else they’ll lose their flavor. What a waste it would be to let my precious cargo get spoiled! So, how do you keep them at a proper, consistent level of humidity? A Humidor. I did some research looking for humidors, and want to share my findings with fellow aspiring cigar aficionados. Read on to learn more about humidors, how they work, what to look for, and our top picks…

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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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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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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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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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