Posts tagged travel
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
What even is Jet Journal? A Quick FAQ

A look into what our app is, who it is made for, and how you can use it 

What is Jet Journal? Jet Journal is a mobile app designed to help users find, plan, and share their experiences at home or abroad. 

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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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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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(Français) Jet Journal 2.0 est officiellement disponible

Cela fait maintenant presque deux ans que ce voyage a commencé. Nous sommes donc ravis d’annoncer que Jet Journal 2.0 est officiellement disponible sur l’App Store. Avec de nombreuses nouvelles fonctionnalités, designs et mise a jour, nous pensons que Jet Journal est enfin prêt à être partagé avec le monde entier. Nous sommes impatients de voir ce que l'avenir réserve pour notre application et nous espérons que vous rejoindrez notre nouvelle communauté en pleine croissance dès aujourd'hui! Si vous souhaitez faire parti d’une nouvelle plate-forme sociale pour rechercher, planifier et partager vos expériences, alors vous avez trouvé l'application idéale.

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Jet Journal 2.0 Has Officially Launched
Hotel San Regis- Paris, France

Tucked away in the 8tharrondissement of Paris, Hotel San Regis is a small hotel in a prime location right next to Avenue Montaigne, which is famous for its high-end shopping. The hotel was quiet, quaint, and the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a good experience in Paris. As mentioned, we stayed in the Terrace Suite, which set the scene for an amazing weekend. I’m pretty sure we spent majority of our stay outside on the terrace because the views and atmosphere were simply unbelievable. 

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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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