Jin Chu-Ferrer (@jinchuferrer) — Travel + Lifestyle | Austin + Houston
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Yup. Another photoblog on the interwebs about Marfa! If you like seeing a slew o
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Yup. Another photoblog on the interwebs about Marfa! If you like seeing a slew of pretty photos with a mix of personal, candid and artsy vibes - check it out! Link in bio. As always, logistics and recommendations are at the end of the photoblog post. . Special THANK YOU for those who sent their MUST DO / MUST SEE / MUST EAT recs! This photoblog could not be possible without y’all’s help! 🙏 . . . . . #jincenttexasroadtrip#marfa#marfatexas#visitmarfa
07.12.2018 17:26:50
Signed. Sealed. Delivered!
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Anybody still into sending Christmas cards by snail
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Signed. Sealed. Delivered! . Anybody still into sending Christmas cards by snail mail? It started off as a fun thing years ago, now I’m kinda over it. I realized I would rather just meet in person and have a real chat with those I really care about, rather than send something out of mere niceties and obligation. Plus, I save some trees in the process. . Yes, it all circles back to that whole NICE VERSUS KIND conundrum. Why do it if it’s only for show with partial to little meaning? Why not have a real connection instead? . Anyways, I wasn’t gonna send them out this year, but the husband wanted me to work on it for our Baby’s 1st Christmas. 😅 . . . . . 💻 Marble Laptop Skin sponsored by @uniqfind. Get 10% OFF EVERYTHING on the @uniqfind website with my code. >> DISCOUNT CODE : JINCHUFERRER << . #jincentloveaustin#uniqfind#sponsored#ad
05.12.2018 17:28:16
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I almost didn’t post this photo because it’s so ... normal. There’s no wow facto
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I almost didn’t post this photo because it’s so ... normal. There’s no wow factor or anything of immediate interest. But then I realized, THIS IS THE REAL MARFA. In fact, most of this insanely small town - literally in the middle of nowhere Texas - LOOKS like this. Minimalist. Rustic charm. Quiet. Unassuming. Peppered with pockets of colorful art. . The epitome of small town vibes with an artsy soul. . BTW, I tried visiting BALLROOM MARFA, as many of you have recommended for it’s visual art space. But they were actually closed that one weekend of the year - busy setting up a new art installation for the FOLLOWING week. 😩 . . . . . #jincenttexasroadtrip#marfa#marfatexas#visitmarfa
03.12.2018 17:26:32
Last day of November. LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER!! Anybody feeling like 🤯 over this su
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Last day of November. LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER!! Anybody feeling like 🤯 over this sudden realization? That we are about to enter 2019 - the last year of the 20-teens! . Well, let’s drink this mind boggling conundrum away with a little vino. 25% OFF ALL PRODUCTS on @unionwinecompany ONLINE STORE with my discount code. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to take advantage of the code! . DISCOUNT CODE: JINCHUWINE25 . . . . . #jincenttexasroadtrip#sponsored#ad#unionpartner#pinkiesdown#visitmarfatexas
30.11.2018 16:48:01
I always credit my travels for this deep appreciation I have for wine. ‘Tis why
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I always credit my travels for this deep appreciation I have for wine. ‘Tis why vino has a special place in my heart. For all my fellow winos with an unabashed love story with the Elixir of the Gods, I have something special for you to get even more into the holiday spirit! . 25% OFF ALL PRODUCTS on @unionwinecompany ONLINE STORE until NOVEMBER 30TH with my discount code. . >> DISCOUNT CODE: JINCHUWINE25 << . Cheers! Salud! Cin Cin! . . . . . #jincentloveaustin#sponsored#ad#unionpartner#pinkiesdown
28.11.2018 17:07:31
Autumn colors in Texas are rare. Not impossible. But rare. There’s only a handfu
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Autumn colors in Texas are rare. Not impossible. But rare. There’s only a handful of times in my 38 years living in Texas that I recall orange and red and yellow leaves - at the same time. 😂 . Usually they go from green to brown overnight. And instantly falls off the trees soon thereafter. . But when they do happen - it’s a glorious sight! This year is a pleasant exception. Spent this past weekend walking around Lady Bird Lake in Austin, enjoying the autumnal hues in 77F / 24C weather! How did y’all spent the last weekend of November? . . . . . #jincenttexasroadtrip#marfa#marfatexas#visitmarfa
26.11.2018 16:31:26
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Currently culling through 500 Marfa photos. Oi. My least favorite part of the ph
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Currently culling through 500 Marfa photos. Oi. My least favorite part of the photog process. Also first time shooting with the Fuji XT2! I have mixed feelings about the kit lens, so currently researching and getting back into my beloved prime lens game. (Pretty much the only lenses I use for my Canon 5DMIII!) . What’s your fave prime lens for the Fuji? And why? . . . . . 🧶 Sweater sponsored by: @balzacparis#jincenttexasroadtrip#marfa#marfatexas#visitmarfa
23.11.2018 17:27:39
This @balzacparis sweater has fulfilled all my needs for this Autumn season. Ube
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This @balzacparis sweater has fulfilled all my needs for this Autumn season. Uber cozy, timelessly chic, travel friendly. Perfect for the everyday sweater weather look or ANY occasion, really. Environmentally conscious and socially responsible, too. . “In our A.M.P. (Always More Responsible) approach, the Balzac Paris team is proud to present this 100% organic cotton product. Organic cotton is grown with natural fertilizers and thus with no chemical products to preserve biodiversity. It also fulfills the GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), a global reference based on very strict environmental and also social criteria. This stream demonstrates the reliability of the clothes’ quality.” . Thankful for loved ones, life’s little moments, EVERYTHING - especially to those who are trying to make our Earth’s future a better place for all. HAPPY TURKEY DAY, Y’ALL! . . . . . 🧶 Sweater sponsored by: @balzacparis#jincenttexasroadtrip#sponsored#ad#marfa#marfatexas
21.11.2018 17:16:04
The weekend we decided to “just go” and make the 7ish hour road trip from Austin
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The weekend we decided to “just go” and make the 7ish hour road trip from Austin to Marfa - in comes a strong cold front! Most of the time it was way too cold and windy to explore leisurely, or even take our time setting up family shots. But when the weather gods are against you - you make the most of the situation! . More of a reason to come back to Marfa, right? . . . . . 🧶 Sweater sponsored by: @balzacparis#jincenttexasroadtrip#marfa#marfatexas
20.11.2018 17:22:40
That’s my friend, Wakako. A native of a city just outside Tokyo, but she’s been
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That’s my friend, Wakako. A native of a city just outside Tokyo, but she’s been living and working in Tokyo for awhiles now. Haven’t seen each other in over 15 years! (She was my dorm room neighbor at The University of Texas back in 2001. Hook ‘em! 🤘) . Wakako was kind enough to play tour guide and took us to places that only locals knew about. Me and Vince did extensive research on Tokyo prior to the visit. NONE of the places she took us to are mentioned by any travel site/blog! Seriously, such a treat to go to places that are not Instafamous and overrun by tourists. And just more of a reason to stay in touch with friends from all over the world! . . . . . #jincentbeninja
19.11.2018 17:17:48
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“Travel. Make memories. Have adventures. Because I guarantee when you’re on your
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“Travel. Make memories. Have adventures. Because I guarantee when you’re on your death bed, you won’t think about that flashy car you bought, or the 20 pairs of designer shoes you owned. But you will think about that time you got lost in your favorite city. The nights spent falling in love under the stars, the mornings you woke up and watched the sunrise, and all the beautiful people you met along the way. You’ll think of the moments that made you truly feel alive. And at the very end, those memories will be the only possessions that you own.” . Who ever wrote that knew what they were talking about. Happy Friday, y’all! . . . . . #jincentbeninja#mindfulliving#itsukushimashrine#miyajima
16.11.2018 17:21:16
Mid November and it’s finally super cold in Austin! It may not LOOK as Autumnish
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Mid November and it’s finally super cold in Austin! It may not LOOK as Autumnish as this photo from Japan. But it def FEELS like it. 🍂 . . . . . Shop similar items of my scarf + coat + shoes by screenshot-ing this pic to get shoppable product details with the LIKEtoKNOW.it app ( http://liketk.it/2ygv8 ) #jincentbeninja#liketkit@liketoknow.it
15.11.2018 15:38:56
*PINK MUHLY GRASS*
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That’s what this seemingly pink cotton candy plant is calle
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*PINK MUHLY GRASS* . That’s what this seemingly pink cotton candy plant is called that so many of you asked about. It shows up in Texas during the Fall time and is probably the most Autumnest thing we can get around here. Honestly, my only favorite part about Texas’ non-existent Fall season! . . . . . #jincentloveaustin#pinkmuhlygrass
13.11.2018 17:16:47
*MARFA RECS NEEDED*
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This Native Texan is finally crossing off that long time T
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*MARFA RECS NEEDED* . This Native Texan is finally crossing off that long time Texas bucket list item of hers. Sooo many years in the making. Nay. Forever, it seems. And that day has finally come! Me, hubs, baby, dog. Austin today, Marfa bound tomorrow! . Not much to do in Marfa, but the lure of an artsy Wild West town in a very remote part of Texas has always fascinated me. Tell me your MARFA MUST DO + MUST SEE + MUST EAT! . . . . . #jincentloveaustin
07.11.2018 16:47:37
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Cool November evenings. Warm Autumn hues. Cozy Mexican blankets. Random chats an
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Cool November evenings. Warm Autumn hues. Cozy Mexican blankets. Random chats and never ending laughs with loved ones. And @unionwinecompany vino in hand to complete the happy memories. 🍁 . . . . . 🍷 sponsored by @unionwinecompany#jincentloveaustin#unionpartner#pinkiesdown#ad
05.11.2018 16:22:23
*PART 2 of 2*
I recently thought about messaging Minaxi (@holidaysandhappilyever
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*PART 2 of 2* I recently thought about messaging Minaxi (@holidaysandhappilyeverafters) to see how her and her husband were adjusting with the cross country move. Partly worried because I knew the transition was a stressful one for her. I last talked to her a few weeks ago. . In loving memory of Minaxi’s efforts to promote a healthier mindset - just be kind. Not nice, but kind. (Yes! There’s a difference!) Forget obligations and rules and keeping up appearances. Stop judging and projecting and assuming. At the end of the day, it’s really not that hard to be a decent human being. Nobody is going to remember how you posted about your brand name things and material possessions and the clothes you wore and the food you ate. But everybody will remember the conversations and laughs you had together, the ear you lent and that shoulder you offered to lean on. Kindness. It’ll save a life - from bullying to family matters to societal pressures to depression. . Minaxi + Vishnu: your adventurous spirit, fun-loving personality, positivity and kindness will be missed. ✨ . . . . . #jincentgoesdutch#mentalhealthawareness#bekindnotnice#breakthestigma#savealife#communityovercompetition
31.10.2018 15:10:06
*PART 1 of 2*
About a week ago I vaguely remember hearing about a Yosemite trage
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*PART 1 of 2* About a week ago I vaguely remember hearing about a Yosemite tragedy on The World News. A couple fell off Taft Point and plunged to their death. Horrified and saddened, Vince and I had a mini discussion immediately after watching that brief news segment. Days later more details emerged, which coincided with the incident. I slowly put two and two together, with a stunned realization that it might be somebody I know. Victim names were finally released yesterday and sure enough - never in a million years would I have ever thought. . I never met Minaxi (@holidaysandhappilyeverafters) in person, but we hit it off as Insta friends a few years ago and kept in touch, talking about not just travel. Really, anything and everything. She was a kindred spirit, not interested in Insta fame, but for deeper connections and genuine talks. She also had a carefree personality, the kind to leave pink fairy dust wherever she goes. (Minaxi rocked a hot pink hairdo fabulously!) Truly a fellow traveler heart and mindset, incredibly open-minded and nonjudgmental, curious and adventurous. She disliked societal norms and convention, obligations and rules. And for those reasons alone, is probably why we got along so well. . Minaxi was also a strong advocate for Mental Health. She was pretty transparent about telling ‘the other side of the story’, the side that no one sees or talks about. It was all about breaking the stigma and promoting kindness. . [TO BE CONTINUED] . . . . . #bekindnotnice#breakthestigma#savealife#communityovercompetition
30.10.2018 16:29:49
Us Central/South Texans don’t get much of that Fall goodness. In fact, it’s uber
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Us Central/South Texans don’t get much of that Fall goodness. In fact, it’s uber rare to experience a proper transitional season, as it’s usually warm 10 months of the year. BUT the few places that I have thoroughly enjoyed Autumn in all its glorious hues: . 1 // The Netherlands 2 // Japan 3 // Slovenia . Those are my top 3! What are yours? . . . . . #jincentgoesdutch
25.10.2018 15:50:31
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