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Making an Impact on the day of the girl

As a company founded by women, run by women, and advocating for women, we can't stay quiet on the International Day of The Girl. This day is for visibility. We want ourselves, and girls everywhere, to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others and in our own eyes. This means breaking into male-dominated fields, thriving in their pursuits, and defying the inequality we are expected to shut up and shoulder. Inequalities like access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage. For those looking for real ways you can get involved in bringing about change worldwide, or to share information with those who still deny the pressing gender inequalities women and girls face, often most desperately in less fortunate parts of the world, here are some resources and charities worth spending your time on.

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Game Night in Austin

We've previously talked about where to take a romantic partner for a steamy night in the capitol. Today we're talking outings of the more platonic variety. Whether you're taking out some visiting friends, or just looking for something fun for the weekend, we're giving you our suggestions for a fun game night in Austin!

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4 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in London

When in London (and basically everywhere else!,) coffee is a necessity. While there are almost endless places to have a coffee break, here are a few of our favorite coffee shops in London. If you’re looking for more London inspiration, be sure to follow our brand ambassador @Jenna.goes.to on the Jet Journal app! She has you covered from where to have tea in London, to sharing about some essential brunch spots in the city.

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How to Visit an Asian Temple

When exploring a country with a culture different from your own, you want to experience as much as possible. This is easy to navigate when it comes to food, tours and nightlife. Religious places, however, are a huge gray area that can be confusing and nerve racking. Temples are generally homes to some of the best architecture, gardens, and collections of historical and cultural artifacts. They are beautiful, and meant to be visited and enjoyed.  However, we need to keep in mind that these are incredibly important to the cultures that built them. These are their religious sites, these are the markers of their history, these are the legacy they have left for the world to understand who they are. Sometimes you can’t just walk in and snap one for the gram. So, that being said, here is what to do and what to avoid to enjoy yourself and be respectful when visiting Asian Temples. 

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An Ultimate Foodie Guide to Rue Cler and Paris' 7th Arrondissement

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Paris, or consider yourself an expert, you will most likely find yourself in the 7th arrondissement close to the Eiffel Tower at some point during your trip. A few of our Jet Journal team members were lucky to call Rue Cler home for several years, which is why we wanted to write this guide to the area! While the neighborhood is perfect for photo taking and picturesque walks down Rue Saint Dominique, it’s important to be aware of what restaurants and cafes to avoid, and which ones to try. Here is your go-to bible for where to eat in the hottest part of the city.

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Traditional Dress in Asia: Cultural Appropriation and Keeping Traditions Alive

Asian countries have some of the most beautiful, diverse, and distinctive cultural dress. From the áo dài of Vietnam to the hanbok of Korea, one look at these traditional outfits and you are given a window into their culture and heritage. There has been a lot of effort on the parts of these countries to keep their traditions alive, and a lot of this is done through their traditional clothing. Today we talk about fading traditions, the fight to keep them alive, and the blurry lines between cultural participation and cultural appropriation. Is it okay for foreigners to partake in traditional dress? Let’s discuss.

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A Day Away From Taipei: Jiufen and Keelung

Taiwan has so many great reasons to visit, the food, the architecture, the scenery, but the best part of Taiwan is it is small enough that you can experience it all in only a few days. Taipei is the center of life in Taiwan, and there is plenty there to keep you busy. But, with easy access to the many other cities, and amount you can fit in a day there, you’d be crazy not to step out of the capital. Public transit is super accessible, and with, in my experience, the most English signage of anywhere in Asia, incredibly easy to navigate. The only issue is organizing your trip so you can hit as many places as possible, and make it back in time to hit the night markets. 

Here is the second of two day trips I’ve planned, and everything you need to know to make it happen.

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A Day Away From Taipei: Houtong Cat Village, Shifen, and Pingxi
24 Hours in New York City

There’s so much to see and do in this big city, but whenever you only have 24 hours, you just have to make it work! We recently spent one day in New York and have great recs for where to eat, sleep and hang!

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5 Unique Places to Shop in Paris

There’s no shortage of shopping opportunities in Paris, that’s for sure! However, since there are so many options when it comes to shopping, how do you choose where to spend your time and money? Of course, you have all of the designer stores, but here are a few places where the prices are less, and the things are just as cool! Have other places you love to go while in Paris? Share with us on our app!

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Where to Have Coffee in Paris' Marais Neighborhood

Le Marias, Paris’ trendiest neighborhood, is filled with must-visit coffee shops. While some are perfect for working the day away, others are perfect for a quiet lunch in Paris. Here are a few of our favorites…

Le Cafeotheque

This cafe, located right on the Seine, is great for setting up your laptop and getting work done. Unlike many other Parisian coffee shops, this one is actually pretty spacious with several seating areas to choose from. They are also pretty serious about their coffee and sell their own beans, which you can get a look at when you walk in! Like almost every coffee shop, they have a good selection of sweets, as well as small lunch options like quiche and even empanadas. On the weekend laptops aren’t allowed

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