Ultimate Travel Packing List

Here’s a comprehensive list of things to pack when you’re leaving for any trip. Not all items will apply in all cases but it’s good to check them all off. Pack Clothes ←Checkbox Underwear Socks Tops T-shirts Shirts Blouses Bottoms Pants Jeans Yoga Hiking Shorts Skirts Outerwear Cardigans Coats Jackets Rain jacket Sleeping wear/PJs Workout […]

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JoYo New Zealand Guide

New Zealand – a country comprised of a North island and a South Island. More than a third of its population lives in the capital city Auckland and there are seven sheep for every one person in New Zealand (it used to be 22 sheep per person). I went on a two-week trip to New […]

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Taupo: Tongariro Alpine Crossing Hike

We drove from Rotorua to Taupo. On the way to Taupo, we dropped by Huka Falls. The main reason we went to Taupo is because it’s where most people stay to do the Tongairo Alpine hike. Taupo was a picturesque town that sits next to a lake called Lake Taupo, how fitting. This lake is […]

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Queenstown: The Perfect Lakeside Town

Queenstown is that city I look for on every international country trip I go on. It’s relaxing, quaint, and not a big city. Big cities really all look and feel the same after awhile (it can get old) but smaller getaway, picturesque towns are always the sweetest place to unwind. Located on the shores of […]

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Where to Buy JoYo’s Bedroom

I kept the theme black and white and more minimalist/modern. Queen Size Wooden Bed Frame Border Storage Platform Bed ($1,169) from Urban Outfitters. It came and it was so heavy. It’s almost 200 pounds on four pin legs! Building it was not difficult but strenuous because each piece is solid wood and it’s heavy – I […]

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Where to Buy JoYo’s Living Room

I wanted my place to look like Pinterest or from a magazine/catalog. Here’s where I got everything. I put the full price but usually I used coupons with Ebates so it was cheaper. Remember, before you buy anything online, use Ebates! It’s free money (I’ve already racked $80 cash back), my sister and coworker love it, […]

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Winter Vacation in New Orleans

New Orleans (“The Big Easy”) is a beautiful city and I just can’t imagine how crazy it gets during Mardi Gras. Even without Mardi Gras, you can still admire the architecture in the French Quarter, ride the St. Charles street car to see dozens of the antebellum mansions, eat fresh and soft beignets (powdered sugar […]

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3 Days in Sydney, Australia

My cousin, my sister, and I went to Sydney for three days at the end of December. Australia’s summertime meant high temps with medium humidity – it wasn’t as bad as Taiwan summer humidity. If you’re going to Australia and you’re a US citizen, make sure you get a visa before you go.  What to Do | […]

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