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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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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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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Weekend Trips to Vancouver

Located in British Columbia and a 2.5-hour drive from Seattle, Vancouver is like a Canadian Seattle; it is rainy and dreary most of the year but has the most beautiful summers with sunshine and lush flora. They have a public market near the waterfront just like Seattle! Don’t forget to pack Canadian dollars or aim to […]

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JoYo New York City Guide

The “Big Apple” is hectic, messy, and a whole lotta fun. I’ve been to NYC several times and the city that never sleeps makes me not want to sleep. Join me on an adventure of great sights, excellent shopping, amazing food, and endless nightlife. Also, be careful of mean New Yorkers! Don’t take it personally but […]

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What You Must Do in New York City

Having tons of friends in NYC, here are my top selections listed in priority order with their New York City neighborhood location in parentheses. Anything in italics is high on my to-do list. Special shout out to M. Wang who lived in Manhattan for 6 years and provided most of these recs! 1. Statue of Liberty ($$, Liberty Island): You […]

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