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When I’m not working on my novel, writing articles about stuff to do in Sydney, recording a podcast, or  out taking photos, you can find me writing my blog. It’s the stories that don’t quite fit anywhere else; or I just had something else, I wanted to share. It’s a great place to check out my amazing photos in action and I should warn you, you might get inspired to just pack up, sell everything, and head overseas.

Feel free to like or comment on my blogs. If you’re from another media website and wish to publish one of my posts on your own website, then please contact me, but please don’t steal my photos or content. I work hard on ensuring I have fantastic photos to go alongside my captivating writing, and stealing is just plain lazy, and it’s illegal.

You can Tweet me @jadekinsjackson or follow me on Instagram @jadekinsjackson or Message me via Jade Jackson Photography on Facebook.

Happy reading, listening and watching.

Cheers

Jade Jackson

 

 

Book Your Flights to Area 51

Here’s how to book your travel to get to Area 51, in time for you know what.

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Europe fr $868 return – full service, 5★ Airline

Full service flights to Italy, 5 star airline fr $868 return!

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Online Travel Scams

Read This Before You Book A Flight Online.

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Cheap Business Class to Bali fr $1267 return – Few seats still available!

New direct business class flights to Bali launching 19 August fr $1267!

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Why Europe by Rail is Better Than Budget Flights

Rail travel in Europe is fast, fun and relaxing. Much less hassle than flying.

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The Other Stonehenge

This Stonehenge is closer, easier to get to, and you can touch it!

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Travelling with Teenagers

Taking teens travelling can be life changing, here’s how to ensure it’s stress-free.

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Snorkelling with whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and dolphins.

From the Caribbean to Niue here’s my favourite places to snorkel.

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Book Cheap Flights in America

Book the cheapest flights in the US with these expert tips!

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Have a Picnic at Hanging Rock

A weird rock, volcanic pillars, faces weathered into the rocks-the perfect place for a picnic. Welcome to Hanging Rock.

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The Church At Auvers-Sur-Oise

See the church at Auvers-Sur-Oise, exactly as Vincent Van Gogh painted it.

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How To See The Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an

See 3 Terracotta Warriors at the NGV Exhibition, or over 6000 statues in Xi’an, China.

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A Global Disneyland Expedition

Visit every Disneyland in the world, on a single trip!

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King Island Cheese, King Island Tasmania, Australia, cheese, King Island Australia, image by Jade Jackson

A Cheesy Kind of Holiday

The finest cheese, peace and quiet, a good book and views over the ocean. Welcome to King Island.

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Wales, Mt Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, article by Jade Jackson

Why Wales Is Worth A Wander

Wales is more than just Castles and Cardiff. Find books, catch steam trains, ride canal boats then sleep in a castle!

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Indian Kids, Delhi, India, image by Jade Jackson

India Without Illness

Travelling through India is possible without getting sick, just stick to these tips.

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Escape To Another Country, With These Books

From the warm waters of BAJA CALIFORNIA, to the ALASKAN WILDERNESS or the JUNGLES OF STH AMERICA – these BOOKS will TAKE YOU THERE! (well mentally at least)

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Samurai, Kamo Gawa, Kyoto, Japan, image by Jade Jackson

The Mystery of Kyoto’s River

To the people of Kyoto, the Kamo Gawa (Duck River) is many things, least of all, it provides escapism.

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Best iPhone travel apps by Jade Jackson

The Greatest iPhone Apps To Use Whilst Travelling

The greatest iPhone apps to capture your trip, immerse with locals, communicate, be entertained on long plane trips and manage your money, all tested on multiple trips.

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Times Square New York, image by Jade Jackson

New York Like a Local

New York can seem overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be!

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Travelosophy Podcast with Jade Jackson

Travelosophy #19 – Book Cheap Flights to Anywhere

https://media.blubrry.com/travelosophy/p/jadejackson.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Travelosophy0019Cheapflights.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe to this podcast. Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More Book cheap flights to anywhere including ‘hacker fares’. In this episode I share my knowledge from being a travel agent, an issuer of airline

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Travel Agent Secrets Every Traveller Should Know

Whether you use a travel agent or not to book your travel, they can still be useful.

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The Jet lag Free, Long Haul Flight

Avoiding jet lag begins before you even board. Find out the easy way to stop jet lag before it happens.

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Nhill family ancestry, image by Jade Jackson

Chasing Ancestry in Rural Victoria

A road trip to Melbourne ended with chasing my ancestry in Nhill and meeting distant cousins I didn’t know existed!

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Write a Song to Capture Your Next Trip

Write a song on your next trip to make it memorable, for years to come; way more than a quick like on a selfie ever could.

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7 Things Dubai Does Better

Here’s 7 things Dubai does better than any other stopover city.

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Chinese Foot Binding Museum

Learn about the disturbing but fascinating culture of foot binding at this quirky little museum near Shanghai, China.

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Cheap Flights to China and Beyond

Book cheap flights to China and beyond from Australia, USA and Europe. Lots of new Chinese airlines are increasing capacity in Asia.

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Lombok, The Quiet Bali

My first trip to Bali was in 1982 and I recall endless rice paddies, a couple of basic hotels that were considered flash if they had a pool and an endless stream of locals plying souvenirs and massages along the beach. Yet it was still a holiday resort town with the emphasis on town. Anything

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Souvenirs To Make Your Trip Memorable

Cheap and easy souvenir ideas for your next trip. Not to be morbid but choose them wisely as they’ll also be a reminder of you, once you pass away.

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The Best Free Stuff in Sydney This Week

Free Donuts, whale watching, photography exhibitions and magazines all in Sydney. Only in this article by Jade Jackson.

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Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, Image by Jade Jackson

Explore Wellington As A Local

Wellington is perfect as a weekend getaway for it’s incredible coffee, boutique cinemas and unique markets.

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How to move to New Zealand

Move to New Zealand in three easy steps with this blog post by Jade Jackson who moved there in 2009.

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Explore the Blue Mountains, as a Local

Explore the Blue Mountains, as a local with these insider tips.

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Long Distance Relationships

Long Distance Relationships or LDR can be cruelly addictive, here’s why.

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Solo Travel

Solo travel is not just for singles, it’s for women, mothers, elderly, anyone! Solo travel will change your life.

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The Lure of Islands

Like the sweet lull of a mermaid’s call, islands have long seduced us.

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

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

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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.

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Travelosophy Podcast with Jade Jackson

Travelosophy #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.

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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.

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Cape Palliser, New Zealand.

Follow the lonely road to wildness.

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Book cheap flights to anywhere

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

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Live an alcohol-free life

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

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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.

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It’s More Fun in the Philippines

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

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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?

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Fly to Spain for under $800** return!

Europe for under a grand is pretty amazing, make that city Barcelona, and the price less than $800 with free transit hotel in Beijing and you have yourself an incredible deal. **This deal has ended,** for other cheap flights search here. Fares are with Air China which is a full service carrier including baggage, meals

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Cheap flights to Bali fr$190** and Hawaii fr $310**

Jetstar is having a huge sale on flights to Honolulu, USA. Travel in Sep – Dec/19. **This sale has ended,** for the latest deals, check here otherwise you can search for cheap flights here. Grab these fares because they will sell out FAST. We have posted a lot of available dates, but you are a

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Cambodia, Ankor Watt

Perth to Phnom Penh fr $263**

Cast off to Cambodia with these ridiculously cheap fares from Malindo Air! ** This deal has ended** for other cheap flights, check the latest deals section or search cheap flights here. Travel during September 2019. Hurry, these fares won’t last long. Check out Ankor Watt, the Killing Fields, and or have a ‘happy’ pizza! $263

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Fly to New Zealand return fr $284**

Awesome flights to NZ on sale with Air New Zealand.

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Deals to Tokyo/Osaka,** Singapore Airlines

Deals to Tokyo and Osaka with Singapore or Hainan Airlines.

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TYO RTN Fr $573** Full Service

Take off to Tokyo with cheap fully inclusive fares fr $573 return!

#cheapflightsJapan #Japan #cheapflights #Tokyo #MalaysianAirlines

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Crazy Cheap Flights to Italy**

Flights to Milan for less than $800 return on a full service carrier and includes a free hotel stay!

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Fiji in Feb fr $482** return

Fly away to Fiji next Feb for under $500 return including meals, bags and entertainment.

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Cuddle Panda’s on the Way to Canada under $800** rtn!

Fly to Vancouver for under $800 return!

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Jetstar** and Scoot** – The Brisco’s of Travel

Spoiler Alert – Scoot sale to Athens for under $700 and Jetstar to NZ for under $240 return!

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Ho Chi Minh fr Under $400** rtn

There’s so much to love about Vietnam from the food, the shopping to the hill tribes of Sapa. Now you can get there for next to nothing!

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Cheap flights to Europe** (Inc Business Class)

Book cheap flights to Europe with these full service airlines fr $774. Business class on sale too!

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Qantas to Manila fr $546** LAST DAY TODAY!

Direct flights, full service, $569 to Manila where you’ll find $4 massages and beautiful islands what’s not to love?
Cebu Pacific also has a sale details within.

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Cheap flights to Vanuatu fr $390** return – full service!

Cheap flights to Vanuatu with Virgin fr:$390 (BNE)$439 (SYD)$440 (MEL)$506 (ADL) **This sale has now ended** However, other cheap flights to Vanuatu can still be found here. Travel during February/March 2020. All bags and meals are included, and flights are direct from Brisbane! Sale ends 10th July Before you book flights online, read this first.

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Cheap Business Class MEL-ROM $3492**

Fly to Rome, business class and take a photo from behind wearing a silly hat.

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Phuket Under $400** Return (Ex PER, OOL, MEL, SYD)

Scoot off to Phuket for under $400 from Per, OOL. MEL or SYD!

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Bali $165** Return (DRW) – Get in Quick! SYD is $375** rtn.

Sydney to Bali fr $435 return, still pretty good.

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CHC fr $209**, AKL fr $212**, ZQN fr $261**

Now is the time to make a sneaky weekend trip to NZ fr $209 return!

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Hawaii Return fr $347** (MEL)

Hawaii return fr $347? *Cough Cough, sorry boss I’m real sick..
SYD fr $432!

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Fly off to Fiji fr $511** return

Fly off to Fiji fr $511 return with Fiji Airways!

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Cheap flights to Santiago fr $698**

Air New Zealand just keeps surprising with more amazing deals like $698 to Santiago!

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Amsterdam fr $990* return

Amsterdam fr $990 return with Etihad. Full service, excellent on-board service and amenities. Quite a good deal actually.

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Cheap flights to Buenos Aires fr $747**

Book these super cheap flights to Buenos Aires fr $747 – That’s the price not the aircraft!

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San Fran for Under a Grand,** Way Under..

Book a cheap flight to San Francisco and make sweet memories, like I did.

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Full service flights to Hong Kong fr $570 return

With everyone protesting, Disneyland is empty making it a perfect time to visit Hong Kong!

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Sri Lanka, cheap flights Sri Lanka, Colombo,

Sydney to Sri Lanka fr $573

There’s a reason Lonely Planet named Sri Lanka the 2019 destination of the year!

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Rome fr $874 on Thai or Milan fr $981 on Etihad

Run away to Rome with these deals from Thai Always.

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L.A fr $884** Las Vegas fr $941 with Qantas!

Typical Qantas fare to L.A is 1100 but not right now – it’s fr only $884!

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Sydney to London fr $996

**THIS DEAL HAS NOW ENDED**

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Escape the Urban Jungle for the Amazon Jungle

Escape to the Amazon jungle for wildlife spotting, piranha fishing, and trees as far as the eye can see.

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L.A to China fr $375 return

Fly to China from $375 return!

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Direct Flights to Bali fr $204

**THIS DEAL HAS NOW ENDED**

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Perth to Osaka fr $566 return

**THIS DEAL HAS NOW ENDED**

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Fly Australia to Texas fr $832**

**THIS DEAL HAS NOW ENDED**

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Domestic Flights from $50**

Somewhat cheap domestic flights, no bags included.

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Fly to Manila fr $286* Return

Snorkel with the whale sharks of Oslob with these bargain fares from Cebu Pacific!
**This particular deal has ended, but amazing fares to the Philippines can still be found with other airlines**

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Flights to Beijing fr $485 Return

**This deal has now ended, but other cheap flights to China can still be found with other airlines.**

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Fly to Barcelona fr $863** RTN

Sydney to Barcelona for travel in 2020 from $863 return – full service, 5⭐️ airline!

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cheap flights America, 4th July flights

Fly to San Francisco fr $730**

Return flights to San Fran from $730!

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Fly Return to New Zealand from $272**

Return flights to New Zealand from $272-bags and meals included!

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USA – 4th July Escapes for under $503pp**

It’s not too late to book your 4th of July Escape! Flights and hotels still available.

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Discounted Flights to Asia and Europe**

30% off flights to Asia and Europe! Book today! Plus exciting changes coming to my website.

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Travelosophy Podcast with Jade Jackson

Travelosophy #18 – When Things Go Wrong Whilst Travelling

You’ve spent months planning the perfect escape when something goes wrong, what do you do? Find out in this episode of Travelosphy with Jade Jackson.

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Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

Jade Talks Poetry

In this podcast episode hear what inspired Jade Jackson to write his first poem, examples of early poetry and recent poems, as well as learn how to create your own beautiful poem.

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Sunflowers in Tuscany, Italy. Image by travel photographer, Jade Jackson.

Italy Without The Crowds

Italy doesn’t have to be standing in queues for big sights, experience the real Italy, with these tips.

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Improve Your Travel Photos

Learn how to capture iconic images on your next vacation.

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Travelosophy #17 – How to be a Travel Photographer (or travel photography tips for beginners).

Learn how to improve your travel photos and take the money shot.

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Alcohol Free Activities

Embrace the alcohol-free lifestyle with these non-drinking alternatives.

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Jade Talks Orcas

Orcas are super intelligent, probably more than humans.

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Jade Talks Loss and Love

https://media.blubrry.com/jadetalksstuff/p/jadejackson.com.au/wp-content/uploads/JTS0009LosingJenTribute-27_3_19-15.38.m4a Podcast (jade-talks-stuff): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe to this podcast. Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More Apologies I didn’t post a Jade Talks Stuff podcast episode last month. I lost two friends, who both lived overseas. Jennifer

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Times Square New York, image by Jade Jackson

Travelosophy #16 – A Tribute to Jennifer K Olsen – 1976-2019

On what should have been Jen’s 43rd Birthday, instead here’s our story, my tribute to her. Happy Birthday Jennifer xoxo

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Losing a Friend Overseas

Losing a close friend overseas, has always been my greatest fear.

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Travelosophy Podcast with Jade Jackson

Travelosophy Episode #15 – Hong Kong

Discover a city packed with stories, and hidden treasures down every alley.

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Travelosophy #14 – Hitchhiking in Alaska and Orcas in the Wild

Only in Alaska would you get picked up hitchhiking, by a 16 year old girl playing Christian death metal music.

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Flying on a Blacklisted Airline

No travel agent will ever ask you, “would you like to fly on a blacklisted airline?”

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Travelosophy #13 – The Lure of Islands and Cape Palliser

Hear two travel articles, written and read by Jade Jackson, featuring the Lure of Islands and Cape Palliser.

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Jade Talks Going Alcohol Free

Stop drinking alcohol and live a happier, less stressful and more productive life.

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Travelosophy #12 – Russia and the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Take one of the longest railway journey’s in the world, through snow, desert, and mountains.

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Most Popular Podcast Episodes and Blog Posts of 2018

Check out the most downloaded podcast episodes, and read blog posts of 2018.

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Travelosophy #11 – Travel To The North Pole Next Christmas

Add a Destination Christmas to your traditions for a more relaxing day and to bring back the magic.

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Jade Talks Losing Everything in a House fire

Ever wondered what it’s like to lose EVERYTHING in a house fire?

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Travelosophy #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.

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Travelosophy Podcast with Jade Jackson

Travelosophy #9 – Japan on a Budget and Become Fluent in Japanese

Learn how to become fluent in any language and travelling Japan on a budget.

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