NYC: Chinese New Year Parade

New York is one of the best places to celebrate Chinese New Year. Chinatown’s annual Lunar New year celebration is pretty much a big street party filled with stunning visuals, cultural performances, food vendors and colorful parades. This year’s Chinese New Year falls on February 8, 2016 welcoming the Year of the Monkey. The last time…

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Crazy Little Thing Called Mardi Gras

In true Jen fashion, the first time I visited The Big Easy was during Mardi Gras. Even though I was only there for the first weekend, it still is one of the craziest trips of my life. I don’t even know why I waited long to experience one of the best festivals in America. Ok, maybe…

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How Oktoberfest Made Me Like Beer

I’ve never been a fan of beer. I drink anything from cider to wine to cocktails to whiskey and tequila shots. I even drink moonshine. Homemade moonshine. But I’m just not into beer. Maybe because I was traumatized in college when most of my formative beer drinking days happened. Typically, it included disgusting cheap keg…

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Festivals: Oktoberfest in Munich

I just got back from a two-week Eurotrip which included Oktoberfest in Munich and let me share my awesome experience while it is still fresh in my mind! First, let me say that I’m usually NOT a beer drinker. But I always say that if I have to splurge on beer and go on a…

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Festivals: The Cherry Blossom Tradition

One of my favorite festivals is DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival. I fell  DEEPLY in love with D.C. when I went to this particular festival for the first time. It was really the first time that I was able to wander the streets and take in the vibrant culture of the city. Yes, I admit it…

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