Posts in Guides & Itineraries
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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Celebrating Buddha's Birthday with the Biggest Lantern Festival in South Korea
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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Date Night in Austin

It’s date night in the culture capital of the south. Austin is bursting with opportunities, and plenty of places to go, almost too many places, especially if you’re looking for something a little off center of typical. Here are our suggestions for a memorable date night in ATX!

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Baseball in Japan and Korea

When you think of classic Americana, you think of three things: the stars and stripes, apple pie, and baseball. And while baseball has its biggest Audience in the US, it is quite popular all around the world. In fact, every continent (besides Antarctica) is home to a baseball league, and nowhere is it more exciting to see than in Asia! It’s played all across the continent, from Israel to Japan, and is one of their main sports. Taiwan is the hub of baseball in Asia, but Japan and Korea have some of the best cultures to view a game. With intense team cheers, wacky traditions, and huge fan turnouts it can be quite a party and something you should definitely see if you’re passing through in the summer.

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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
Motorbiking In Vietnam

If you’ve ever been to Vietnam, then you know there is only one traffic rule everyone abides by; The motorbike is king. The motorbikes on the road outnumber cars 3-1. If you’ve heard the roads there are insanity, they are, but the flow of motorbikes is almost like the flow of a river, and everyone squeezes in where they can. This can make the idea of riding one yourself quite intimidating. Especially since road laws seem to be more suggestions than strict rules. You should, however, get yourself a bike. As long as you move when they do, keep your eyes open, and mind the flow of traffic (it is not, in fact, a free for all) then you will be fine.

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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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Baby Sea Turtle Release in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

The laid-back beach town of Puerto Escondido is one of the hidden gems on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. With several beautiful beaches to choose from, a carefree paradise setting, and the best fish tacos in the region, there are plenty of reasons to love Puerto Escondido. Aside from spending all day at the stunning beaches, one of the must-do experiences here is releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean. 

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