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 Travel #10 – How to be a freelance travel writer

Ditch the office and work from anywhere, whilst getting paid to see the world as a freelance travel writer. #jadetalkstravel #travelwriter #writer #getpaidtotravel #paidtotravel

Jade Talks Travel #9 – Japan on a Budget and Become Fluent in Japanese

Learn how to become fluent in any language and travelling Japan on a budget. #jadetalkstravel #Japan #budgettravel #learnjapanese #speakjapanese #Japan

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Jade Talks Earthquakes and Tsunamis

So you’re on holiday and disaster strikes, what do you do? Find out in this podcast episode.

Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

Jade Talks Fast and the Furious Movies

In Jade Talks Fast and Furious movies, hear how the car based movie franchise, changed my life. #jadetalksstuff #FASTANDFURIOUS #fast9 #fastandfurious9

Jade Talks Travel #8 – Road Trip to Nhill and Hanging Rock, Victoria

Hear how a visit to a tiny town in regional Victoria, Nhill, resulted in new found relatives! #jadetalkstravel #nhill #Victoria #australia

It’s not Just a Photo, It’s the Story of my Life

There’s a story behind each and every photo, which ultimately tells the story of my life. Now you can own a piece of history. #jadetalkstravel #photography #travelphotography #photo

Secrets from my Gap Year Diary

Keeping a diary might seem archaic, but a travel diary is the ultimate souvenir. #jadetalkstravel #diary #traveldiary

Protected: Secrets, from my Gap Year Diary

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Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

Jade Talks Death

How often do you think about dying? According to the Bhutanese, you should do so 5 times a day. In this podcast episode I talk about death. #jadetalksstuff #jadetalksdeath #death #dying #life

Jade Talks Travel #7 – Philippines

You can’t argue with a tourism slogan like, It’s More Fun in the Philippines. #jadetalkstravel #philippines #manila #cebu #diving

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Jade Talks Clouds

When you’re feeling blue, look up, and be awestruck by the beauty found in clouds.

Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

Jade Talks Water

Water is essential to life, but how many know where tapwater comes from or how much water it takes to create a bottle of water? #jadetalksstuff #water #waterwars

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. #jadetalksstuff #jadetalkssharks #shark #sharks

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

The side of travel you won’t see on Instagram; the addiction of travel. #jadetalkstravel #traveladdiction #longtermtravel #addict #travel #expat

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. #nhill #Victoria #australia

Jade Talks Travel #5 – Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney Insider Tips

How to skip the lines at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland - in this episode of Jade Talks Travel. #jadetalkstravel #disneyland #Shanghai #hongkong #Shanghaidisneyland #hongkongdisneyland

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

Travel around China, independently, without a tour venturing out of the big tourist cities to really explore China in this podcast episode of Jade Talks Travel. #jadetalkstravel #china

Need a break? Take a micro-trip.

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

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! #jadetalkstravel #niue #island #diving #snorkelling #whales #pacific

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

Listen to the first podcast episode of Jade Talks Travel about taking a year off school and travelling instead. #jadetalkstravel #podcast #gapyear #travel #longtermtravel #travelwithkids

Clouds are Like Sky Paintings

Clouds represent everything the world is not; free, freedom and unconstrained by borders. #jadetalkstravel #clouds #cloudspotters #cloudspottersguide #cloudappreciationsociety @cloud

Cape Palliser, New Zealand.

Head to Cape Palliser, NZ for incredible ocean views, a seal colony, a lighthouse and no people, it's my favourite place in the world. #jadetalkstravel #capepalliser #newzealand #northisland #wellington #travel #vacation #roadtrip

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.