Different strokes for different folks

What’s a trip without being around people you could share those memories with? My philosophy is that traveling is better in numbers. But what if those number of people don’t get along? What if one of those people don’t want to cooperate in your travel festivities? These are some of the conflicts that will arise when traveling in a group. Although these conflicts are hard to resolve, there are ways to slightly avoid conflict while jet setting. This is just one example of the many you can encounter:

Conflict: Your group wants to do different things.
Different people have different needs, and that includes the way they want to adventure. So what happens when your group wants to do different activities and you’re crunched for time? Continue reading “Different strokes for different folks”

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What’s going on in the world?

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been updating on any recent trips as of late. Mostly because I’m busy in school but also because I’ve been preoccupied with the daily happenings going on in the world. I’m writing this right after reading about the tragic events that had happened in Nice, France. Before I go any further, I’d like to express my thoughts and deepest sympathy to those who were affected. As a traveler, I could never imagine something so horrible and devastating happening after such a beautiful celebration such as the Bastille Day.

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I once had a conversation..

There’s always two sides to every story. One thing that I’ve learnt the most through Public Relations is that there are different ways to spin a story and there’s always a different point of view.

In a recent conversation with one of my family members, I was faced with another point of view, other than my own. I am a firm believer of using travel to make your life richer through experience, but my cousin had a different view.   Continue reading “I once had a conversation..”

Here’s why you should spend your money on experiences

When was the last time you remembered going to a concert? Do you remember the last time you bought the shirt you’re wearing right now? Now… which one gave you the chills while viewing the multicoloured lights and sounds synergized together to leave a lasting image in your head? I’ll leave it for you to choose, but I’d choose the concert. I am a firm believer in investing in memories and experiences more than material things. I wouldn’t be able to tell you about the last time I bought my pair of shoes, but I sure as hell can tell you about the last country I visited. Continue reading “Here’s why you should spend your money on experiences”

A travellers secret to planning your next vacation

Wanna know a secret? This week’s blog post will feature a tool that may be useful to you savvy jetsetters looking to plan your next trip. If you’re like me, a very thorough and well-researched person, you’ve already heard of TripAdvisor. But if you haven’t, TripAdvisor is a travelling tool used by fellow travellers like you and me, to compare and contrast destinations, and to give honest (some not-so-much) reviews. This is a database is used as  your one stop shop for planning your next vacations because it’s reviewed by guests like you. In this post, I’ll provide you with the major points in using TripAdvisor as your one stop planning site. Continue reading “A travellers secret to planning your next vacation”

How did it all start?

Now, I know I’m not the first ever travel blogger in the blogosphere to put up pictures of their own journeys or edit a video of all their experiences. This all was inspired by a couple of creatives that have enough charisma to inspire an army. A couple of years back, I’ve stumbled upon a back then, “smaller” YouTube channel of two British boys documenting their travels with something simple as a point and shoot camera. From then on, I have become a loyal follower of their content and thus, I came up with the idea of Jetset with Gisele. Continue reading “How did it all start?”

9 Tourist Pictures You Need to Stop Taking (with pictures)

The peace sign, the “tip of the landmark” pose, the “tada”, we all know you’ve done these poses at one point in your lives (I know I have). You don’t necessarily need to be on a trip to do these but when you’ve seen one, you’ve seen all. If there is one indication of a tourist it would be the way they take pictures. Here is my list of top tourist poses you need to stop doing today! And ye be warned, I am guilty of all of these, so why not add some pictures to go along?! Continue reading “9 Tourist Pictures You Need to Stop Taking (with pictures)”

What’s in my bag challenge: Travel Edition

Got places to go but don’t know what to bring? Take a look into my travel bag and use it as a guide to help you remember what to bring on your next jet set journey!

I’m sure you’ve seen this challenge before but basically the purpose of the challenge is to show you the things I have in my bag. Fortunately, everything in my travel bag is similar to what I would bring every day.  I’ve compiled a fool-proof list of all things you need to bring in your carry-on or personal item bag so that for your next trip you’re prepared to take on whatever life gives you. So sit back, relax and take a gander at what’s inside my bag. Continue reading “What’s in my bag challenge: Travel Edition”

My Top 5 Fave Restos I’ve Visited in the US

Food! What a wonderful topic of conversation! If you’re on some type of diet or reading on an empty stomach please look away now. This week I’ve decided to share my favourite foods (not American per say) that I’ve tried while my multiple visits to the U.S. I’ve been lucky to know family and friends who have the same taste in food (which might make my list not as authentic as discovering restos on my own) but feast your gluttonous eyes on my top 5 favourite restaurants I’ve visited in the U.S! Continue reading “My Top 5 Fave Restos I’ve Visited in the US”

My Visit to Tokyo, Japan Part 2: Make a wish at the Meiji Shrine

I am back! Sorry dear Jetsetters, I haven’t forgotten you. Welcome back to part 2 of my Japan series. Let’s get back to business.

Starting off from the last part of My Visit to Tokyo, Japan: Part 1, I had finally visited the famous Shibuya Crosswalk and experienced the local Japanese way of crossing the street without bumping into people. After crossing more than once, I could say that I have mastered the non-touristy walk and know to walk straight ahead without ANY hesitation. It proves to be right when I attempted to walk in a busy train station. Continue reading “My Visit to Tokyo, Japan Part 2: Make a wish at the Meiji Shrine”