All posts by Jade Jackson

I’m a Writer, Podcaster, and Photographer obsessed with travel. I’ve explored over 55 countries, worked on a cruise ship, as a travel agent, taught travel and tourism, helped NZ tourism businesses with online presence, issued airline tickets, been a tour guide and taught english in Japan; doing pretty much anything that would allow me to travel. Now I share everything I’ve learnt in my blog and podcasts. I aim to inspire, make travel accessible, and change the world, through travel. As Travel Agents fade away, no website or app, has completely replaced them. I try to bridge that gap giving useful information about how to book and travel independantly. If you love the content I provide, subscribe so you don't miss anything and please click on the Support the Podcast page for really easy ways to show the love, with the kind that pays the bills.

Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

Jade Talks Sharks

Overcome your fear of sharks by listening to this episode of Jade Talks Stuff and getting your facts straight.

Jade Talks Travel #6 – Are You Addicted to Travel?

The side of travel you won’t see on Instagram; the addiction of travel.

Protected: Nine Reasons to Visit Nhill, Victoria

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Nine Reasons to Visit Nhill, Victoria

Nhill is a genuinely friendly town, with an array of unique attractions, just a few hours drive from Melbourne. Perfect for a weekend escape.

Jade Talks Travel #4 – Travel China Independantly (without a tour)

Home to some of the biggest construction projects the world has ever seen.

Need a break? Take a micro-trip.

Take a micro-trip, without leaving the country. No passport required.

Jade Talks Travel #3 – New Zealand Road Trips – Cape Palliser & The Forgotten World Highway

There’s no better escape than a remote road trip in New Zealand, on empty roads, surrounded by ancient ferns.

Canberra in a storm. Image by Jade Jackson.

It’s Not Too Late, to Book Your Easter Escape.

Make the most of the extra-long weekend and book your Easter escape now.

Jade Talks Travel #2 – Snorkelling and Diving in Niue Island

In Jade Talks Travel Episode 2, I take you to Niue, a tiny rock, in the Pacific Ocean, famous for diving, humpback whales, and I almost died there, 3 times!

Jade Talks Travel #1 – Gap Year at Eleven Years Old

✈️ 👩‍👦 🥢 🚋 🗺In this first episode of Jade Talks Travel, hear how at 11 years old, I took my first gap year backpacking around Asia and Europe; which lead the way to a life filled with travel. In the first stories of life lessons learnt through travel, hear what to do, when you ...

Clouds are Like Sky Paintings

Sky art for all the world to enjoy.

Cape Palliser, New Zealand.

Follow the lonely road to wildness.

book cheap airfares, image by Jade Jackson

Book cheap flights to anywhere

Book the cheapest flights to anywhere with these secret travel hacks from an ex-travel agent.

Live an alcohol-free life

Free yourself, from an entire industry and live a happier, stress-free life.

Travel China Independantly

Want to travel China independently but don’t speak Chinese? With a little planning you can easily travel around China without a tour.

It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Here’s why it’s definitely more fun in the Philippines.

Road Trip from Ghost Towns to Van Gogh to the Outback

Did you know, the Outback is only a day-trip away from Sydney or Melbourne?

The Forgotten World Highway, New Zealand

The ultimate remote road trip in New Zealand. Get lost along the Forgotten World Highway.

Mist covered mountains

The Blue Mountains in mist, is a photographer’s dream.