85 Degrees West is a luxury travel and extreme sports blog. It chronicles the life of Alexandra Pethtel based on her passion for traveling, specific tastes, and thrill seeking adventures. Born and raised in Michigan she knew that no matter where her travels take her, home will always be 85 degrees West. Wanting to highlight the beautiful imagery from far off destinations like Africa, Asia, Rome, all the way to Colorado, Los Angeles, and Barcelona I gave Alex lots of space to showcase her photos. The homepage features the most recent post from the top three categories: Adventure, Travel Tips, and Destinations. With a background in Interior Design, she makes note of key pieces and items she comes across on all of her travels on the Finds page and quick link footer on the homepage. On the interior post pages, I created a custom icon set for Alex’s sub categories and various post tags such as City Guides, Favorite Places, Thrill Seeking and Recent Discoveries. Alex gives us a taste of all of these things in a clean and sophisticated way as readers follow along to see where her next adventure will take her.
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