June 2014 Edition: Why Don’t You?

Why don’t you kickstart the photographer in you by visiting Mario Testino’s exhibition at MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ) in Argentina?

You’ve seen all of his photographs already in numerous fashion magazines, so submerse yourself with his time-sensitive “In Your Face” exhibition. The Peruvian world-renowned photographer has life-size, giant masterpieces spread out in spacious rooms. From Madonna’s CD cover to Kate Moss’ most celebrated magazine covers, you’ll be stepping inside a time capsule of pop culture, in vivid colors. Malba, Av Pres. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, C1425CLA Buenos Aires, Argentina (mapwebsite). Exhibition until June 16, 2014. Why don’t you just take your car and go for a ride. Not just for an afternoon, take the weekend off! No laundry days, no couch time with the TV. Just a spontaneous road trip, even to a city just a few hours away. Cruisin’ does wonders to the soul.

MALBA Buenos Aires

Why don’t you take the time to listen…to the voice of someone you love. You’d be surprised at the power of your attention and what that may do to a friend or a family member. Your undivided moment dedicated to a person that matters will only validate the fact that he or she does matter to you and to the world.

etsy to kill a mockingbird quote

Go to Budapest this summer? Before every other tourist sees it as the next Prague.

Why don’t you see Winter Sleep, winner of 2014 Cannes Film Festival? The story is set in Anatolia (Asian Turkey) with a former actor who runs a small hotel with his wife. The story deals with the poor and the rich in Turkey, but you’ll be wow-ed away by the visual beauty that the film’s cinematography elegantly delivers.

Why don’t you put Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan on your bucket list? Asia’s “happiest country on the planet” beholds UNESCO’S World Heritage Site that many have yet to explore. Trekking to Tiger’s Nest will require your physical willpower with utmost respect for native’s heart for Buddhist spirituality. The whole trip will cost around $4,500/person (including: airfare, Bhutan’s special tourist tariff, lodging, meals). But if you don’t start saving now for a once in a lifetime trip, when will you EVER do it?

Why don’t you wrap your presents with maps? Maybe to make it even more unique to you, have it be the map of your favorite city.

Why don’t you buy yourself a bottle of Chanel perfume/cologne at Duty Free? Hint: Coco Mademoiselle drives men crazy, Bleu de Chanel does the same for women. 

Why don’t you sail away this summer? Literally, get on a yacht and go sailing. Do it by yourself or with a group of besties. Grab a bottle of wine, and get ready. Sailing might just be 2014’s most jetset trend.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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