Melissa Travis

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15 Places Every "Harry Potter" Fan Needs to Visit in Their Lifetime

Yes, your can take the Hogwarts Express — but, sadly, it won't take you to a school for magic.<p>This magical movie franchise boasts some of the most extravagant sets of all time. But even when it comes to <i>Harry Potter</i>, some were far too elaborate to build just for a movie. Lucky for fans, that means …

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.

Turntables

10 Train Trips That Cost $100 (or Less!) You Need to Take Your Family On

See the beauty of America like never before.<p>If you've traveled around the United States by car or plane your entire life, you've been missing out on some seriously stunning countryside — but it's not too late. All of these trips are affordable and will leave you stunned by the beauty in the U.S.

40 Things Every Mom and Daughter Should Do Together at Least Once

Which ones have you checked off already?<p>Every mother-daughter relationship is different. Maybe you survived the rollercoaster teenage years only to realize you've come out of it closer than ever. Like, she's literally your favorite person to spend time with and knows you better than anyone. Or …

30 Things Everyone Should Keep in Their Home

Consider this your ultimate checklist.<p>When you've prepared for the unexpected, you can embrace last-minute guests or accidents without feeling like your life is spiraling out of control. Stock your home with these essentials — covering safety, home care, cooking and entertaining — and you'll be …

Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms

If you're dealing with a common small-apartment problem — a bedroom scarcely large enough for a bed, much less anything else — look no further than …

Interior Design

The 10 Commandments of Keeping a Small Space Organized

Living in a compact (read: tiny) one bedroom with my fiancé and our two dogs sometimes resembles a giant game of Tetris. When it comes to cramming …

Small Spaces

A Grad Student's Cozy 400 Square Foot Studio

<b>Name:</b> Emily Ardoin and Basha the cat <b><br>Location:</b> North University; Austin, Texas <b><br>Size:</b> 400 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Rented; 1 year<p>This isn't Emily's …

Baton Rouge

Small Space Storage: 8 Ways to Go Vertical

(Image credit: Jess Watson)<p>I live in a one bedroom loft apartment where the only built-in storage is in the kitchen. There wasn't a closet or a …

Small Spaces

5 Strategies for Decluttering a Small Space

It is a lot harder to keep an apartment or small house organized and tidy — but it is critical that you do so. It only takes one pile of papers and …

Minimalism

Roundup: Making Use of Vertical Space

When square footage is limited, look to your walls. Working vertically is the fastest way to multiply and maximize your available space.<p>Walls aren't …

Storage Ideas

10 Storage Sacrifices You Have to Make When You Live Small

Although scoring your first solo apartment can be a wonderful thing, you still have to prepare yourself for the daunting task of packing—and fitting …

Christmas Trees

10 Ways to Squeeze Extra Storage Out of a Small Bathroom

Storage is always at a premium in a small space, but nowhere is that more true than in the bathroom. There are so many little odds and ends — makeup, …

Small Spaces

10 Everyday Habits to Make Any Small Space Dweller Happier at Home

There are plenty of habits everyone should adopt to keep a home reasonably clean and tidy. Here are ten worth practicing in any size home, but …

Minimalism

Sneaky Storage Secrets of a (Really Really) Tiny Apartment

Once upon a time Tesha lived in one of the smallest apartments I've ever seen, a trim little 224 square foot one-bedroom on Manhattan's Upper East …

Living Rooms

No Room for a Home Office? Design Ideas & Inspirations

We know that it's not always easy to visualize the possibilities of adding more into a small home, so here are some of our favorite posts—from …

Home Offices

This Small Space Dishwasher Sits Right In Your Sink

If you've ever lived in a small space, you know that the dishwasher is, well, <i>you</i>. Not anymore, thanks to one European importer who wants you to be …

Small Spaces
Tiny House Movement
Tiny House Movement
Tiny House Movement
Tiny House Movement

Tiny House Communities You Can Live In Today

It is asked multiple times a week. Where can I park my tiny house? Inevitably the response ranges from private land in the country to RV parks in …

Tiny House Movement

Is It A Tiny House Movement Or Is It Just A Style?

I have long wondered what makes the Tiny House Movement such that it is. Movement is just a moniker, right? By definition, the word movement …

Living tiny opens up the ability to change your lifestyle

In this month’s issue of the <i>Tiny House Magazine</i> Laura talks about how travel fits into their lifestyle even though their tiny house is on a …

What Makes Wine Kosher (& 8 Kosher Wines That Taste Good)

I grew up in a conservative Jewish home, which meant that I did not taste bacon until the age of 24 and that <b>finding delicious, quality kosher wines to bring to Hanukkah celebrations has been a challenge</b>.<p>It’s been easier to make up for the lack of bacon in my youth than to find kosher wines that are …

11 Life Lessons Travel Teaches You

There's nothing like the end of the year to put people in a reflective mood which is why we asked the members of travel website Trippy.com to reflect on their favorite subject and tell us what travel has taught them. The answers are thought-provoking, insightful, and above all, inspiring. If this …

San Francisco

Here Are Several Common Airbnb Problems No One Checks for Before Booking

Did you know central air conditioning isn't standard in New York? Bet you would want to know that before taking off in the heat of summer.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>It's really easy to glance at the rating, scroll through the pictures, check the price and check out. If I was booking …

Hospitality

Napa Winery Guide For The Clueless Wine Lover

Enjoyed this post? Give it some love and share!<p>I actually don’t know anything about wine.<p>Ok, no. I know a <i>little</i> something about wine. Like, I finally …

What my family vacation in Italy helped me remember

I am back! I planned on only taking two weeks off from blogging, but that turned more into three. After my beautiful sister’s wedding and our road …

New Jersey

The Best of Venice, Italy’s Floating City

The first time I went to Venice was in the middle of summer and it was awful. The humidity was debilitating, the heat at the turn at every corner …

Italy