Jen Castellana

Marketer / Writer

United States

Hi! My name is Jen. I work in online marketing. In my spare time, I enjoy freelance writing. Below are samples from a variety of writing outlets, including my tenure as an Arts Writer for Isthmus, Madison's weekly alternative paper.



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A Guide to Kyoto, Japan - The Spot Journal

Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan, is a must-visit for any first time trip to Japan. The city is home to over 2,000 shrines and temples, a bamboo forest, and impressively-preserved historical neighborhoods. Kyoto's location also offers great options for day trips to nearby cities Osaka, Kobe, and Nara.

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Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa - The Spot Journal

A full guide for where to eat + what to see in this beautiful seaside city. Cape Town is truly one of the world's most amazing cities. For starters, it's nestled in between spectacular mountains and the ocean, making it epically beautiful.

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A Guide to Venice, Italy - The Spot Journal

What to eat, what to see, and where to stay in this classic Italian city. Oh, Venice. There's really nowhere like this epic Italian city. With it's winding canals, ornate architecture, and incredible food, this destination should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Travel Guide: Florence, Italy - The Spot Journal

Florence, the capital of Italy's Tuscany region, has no shortage of things to do! With world-class art, stunning architecture, unbelievably tasty food, and amazing wine, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all of the places to go in Florence. Check out my top Florence recommendations below, or check out my full Travel Guide to Florence on Spot.


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