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Jetplane Jean

0 In Asia/ Singapore

Leave Your Durians At Home: The Ultimate Singapore Travel Guide

Singapore Travel Guide

Imagine a nicer, more efficient New York City. One where people stand politely to the sides on the subway platform and -gasp- actually give up their seat to older riders or pregnant women. Picture a city where littering is illegal, and despite the high cost of living there are plenty of beautiful and free things available to see/do. Such a place exists in this world, and its name is Singapore. Admittedly, I wasn’t too thrilled about traveling to Singapore at…

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2 In Travel Resources

The Perfect Guide To Surviving Long-Haul Flights

The Perfect Guide to Surviving Long Haul Flights

Spending nearly a full day in a tiny space, next to people you’ve never met before, is no one’s idea of a good time.  Surviving long-haul flights isn’t easy, especially for those of us who can’t catch any ZZZ’s while in the air. Upon hearing how long my flight was to Southeast Asia, Singapore specifically, the general reaction is a visible shudder. Sixteen hours, or two work days back-to-back, was only the first leg to China. Another four hours later,…

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0 In United States/ Washington D.C.

When Silence is Deafening: Night at the Monuments in DC

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC at night

I felt my flip-flops slide from underneath me more than once, whether it was due to the slick pavement, or simply the buzz I was riding from the bar beforehand. It was raining, no, pouring on Washington, DC and we were attempting to tour it. En route to our nation’s capital Growing up so close to Washington, DC, it never occurred to me just how quick of a journey it was by train. Amtrak can take you almost anywhere, yet…

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0 In Confessions/ Mental Health/ New York City

Is The Grass Really Greener On The Other Side Of Brooklyn?

Is the grass really greener on the other side of Brooklyn? Living in Bushwick Brooklyn has had it's ups and downs, but was the move worth it?

As we looked for a place to park our behemoth of a U-Haul truck, we were greeted by an older man in a faded baseball cap. He waved us over, letting us know we could park in the empty spot right near where we needed to be. Though technically, the area he guided us to was a no-parking zone.  A heavily graffitied garage door was bolted shut on one side, the other was open to reveal a well-worn auto shop…

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1 In New York/ New York City/ United States

Life In A Shoebox: Apartment Hunting In New York City Really Sucks

Apartment hunting in New York City is the worst ever. Have you ever wondered what the inside of these expensive rentals look like? Here's my top 3..

Finding the perfect apartment can be a thrilling whirlwind of an experience- new place, new roommates, new neighborhood. With my mom, a real estate agent, and my father, a home inspector, I’ve been able to see inside a fair share of homes on the market in the past. Each time, it’s a bit of a rush to figure out how I’d personally set up the oddly shaped living rooms, spacious bedrooms, and tiny yards. Yet, apartment hunting in New York City…

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0 In Confessions/ Mental Health/ New York City

One Year In New York City & Why I Decided To Move Back Home

One Year In New York City & Why I Decided I'm Moving Back Home

June 13th marked my one year anniversary in the city and spent it by laying on my floor mattress, loft recently disassembled. The air in our apartment was stifling; the breeze outside nonexistent. I never reinstalled my air conditioning this spring as it was an unusually cool few months for once. Plus, the thought of trying to haul that thing and cut another custom piece of plywood to ensure it sat in the window correctly was not appealing in the…

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0 In Photo Resources/ Travel Resources

Are You Including These Top 10 Things To Photograph When You Travel?

Improve your travel photos by checking out these top 10 things you should photograph in any location. Travel photography tips for any level of expertise.

Photography, as well as writing, have always been my two weapons of choice to document the memories I’d otherwise forget. Surprisingly enough, I’ve started to realize my photography style is completely different from my written musings. When I go back searching for a certain type of photo, I find more landscapes and candids. In my travel journals, it’s filled with brief encounters, spellings of places I dined at, the outfits I wore, and pricing of the expensive food I ate in Iceland.…

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