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Cheap June Long Weekend Stays

Get out and explore this long weekend with these awesome cheap hotel stays! #jadetalkstravel #cheaphotel #longweekend #travel #restrictionslifted #hotel #stay #accommodation #roadtrip #getaway #longweekendroadtrip #australia #nsw #ACT #MEL #VIC

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The Future of Travel After COVID19

When can we travel again? What will future travel look like? Find answers to all your questions right here. #jadetalkstravel #jadetalkscheapflights #worldheart #postcovid19travel #flight #flying #cheapflights

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Cheap Hawaii Flights Due To Coronavirus

Cheap flights to Hawaii right now from just $195 roundtrip! #cheapflightjade #jadetalkstravel #cheapflights #airfaresale #hawaii #aloha #flight #coronavirustraveldeals

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Jade Talks Travel #25 – Road Trip Around Africa

Have you wanted to drive around Africa? In this episode I chat to Dan who has recently completed an epic road trip around the entire African continent! #jadetalkstravel #africa #theroadchoseme #roadtrips #southafrica #kenya #nigeria #sudan #gabon #namibia #botswana

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Coronavirus-Free Travel Destinations

Looking for a clean, safe and beautiful holiday destination? Head to Niue and snorkel with dolphins and humpback whales! #jadetalkstravel #niue #pacificisland #islander #niueisland #therock #fly #flights #island

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✈️ Sydney → Auckland $277 return! Last Chance Before Price Rise!

Still cheap flights available to book to New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown! Hurry, these won't last and they'll only go up as airlines decrease flights due to less demand. #jadetalkstravel #cheapflights #airfaresales #nz #newzealand

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Cheap Flights Due To Coronavirus

Cheap flight tickets as a result of the coronavirus. You know you've been searching them, well here they are. #jadetalkstravel #airfaresale #cheapflights #fly #airlines #coronavirustraveldeals #coronavirus

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Should You Travel Despite Coronavirus

Should you cancel your trip because of Coronavirus? Are there cheap flights because of Coronavirus? All these questions and more answered in this update. #jadetalkstravel #coronavirus #coronavirusaustralia #coronavirususa #coronavirusupdates #italy #cheapflights

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Have a spare room? Earn over $50k per year.

Rent your room or home with the trusted home rental site Vrbo and earn over $50,000 a year! #jadetalkstravel #vacationrentals #vrbo #rentahouse #homeaway #vacationhomerentals #vrbo.com #beachhouserental #condo

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Qantas Cancels Flights Because of Coronavirus

Qantas and Jetstar have just cancelled a bunch of flights because of the Coronavirus, what does this mean for you? #jadetalkstravel #coronavirus #Qantas #jetstar #jetstarcancelsflights #jetstarcancellation #qantascancellation

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Beautiful and (mostly) Affordable Holiday Houses in Japan fr $96/night

So you've booked your flights to Japan and now you need to plan the rest of your trip. Here's ten beautiful holiday houses from $96/night! #jadetalkstravel #Japan #holidayhouse #bnb #vrbo #stayJapan #ryoken #guesthouse #accommodation

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Kids Fly & Stay Free in Bali**

Book an adult airfare to Bali and one child can travel for free! Hurry, these sale fares won't last! #jadetalkstravel #bali #indo #vacation #kidstravelfree #freetravel #free #

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Travelling the USA by Rail

The next time you explore the USA, consider travelling by rail for a scenic and relaxing experience plus get $11 off your first booking! #jadetalkstravel #vacation #amtrak #train #railways #usa #cheaptrain #railjourneys

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Australia is Open for Tourism

If you really want to help Australia recover, then come! The rain fell this morning, the fires are mostly out but small towns need your tourism dollars. #jadetalkstravel #australia #vacation #cheapflights #fly #flying

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How Travel Will Tick Off All Your New Year Resolutions

No matter your New Year Resolution, travel will help you achieve all of your goals. #2020 #travel #newyear #NYE #newyearresolutions #resolutions #jadetalkstravel #goals #lifegoals

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Australia to the Philippines $268**

Holy Mcschmoley - Return flights to the Philippines under $300! Go for the snorkelling, stay for the food and the friendly locals. Oh and $3 massages, you can't go wrong! #cebupacific #philippines #cheapflights #jadetalkstravel #bookcheapflights #manila #ph #pinoy

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Qantas to Japan $612**

Qantas sale on flights to Japan from $612 return! Bags, meals, entertainment and frequent flyer points included! #QANTAS @qantas @qfflyer #qf #frequentflyer #jadetalkstravel #flying #airfares #bookcheapflights #Japan #TYO #Tokyo

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Tourist-Free Travel Ideas

Want to escape to a place with no other tourists? Yeah, me too. Here's my bucket list dream vacation ideas. #greenland #tasmania #hopayacht #yachtcharter #privateyacht #sailing #sail #sailingfiji #roadtrip #route50 #motorcycletrip #vangogh @vangogh

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Australia to Santiago $962**

Check out these cheap flights to Santiago, Chile. All bags, entertainment and meals included! Travel in 2020. #Chile #southAmerica #fly #flight #airlines #cheapflights #AirNZ #airnewzealand #travel #jadetalkstravel

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Auckland to Portland, USA $1192**

Book a cheap flight from Auckland to Portland, USA from just $1192 return! #flight #fly #flying #cheapflights #portland #usa #AA @AA #jadetalkstravel #travel #airtravel

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Philippines from $534**

Book a cheap flight from Australia to the Philippines with bags and meals included from just $534 return - travel in 2020! #Manila #philippines #pinoy #PH #MNL #Cebu #jadetalkstravel #cheapflights #travel #flight #airtravel #flying

cheap flights to New Zealand

NZ On Sale**

NZ on sale = 4 hours only! Book a discounted flight from just $219 Return! #jetstar #JQ @newzealand #newzealand #100%purenz #nz #jadetalkstravel #cheapflights #cheapdeals #cheaptraveldeals #christmasgiftideas

book cheap flights to Amsterdam

Australia to Amsterdam $765**

Fly from Australia to Amsterdam from $765 return + Bags/Meals included! #cheapflights #christmasgiftideas #bookcheapflights #traveldeals #jadetalkstravel #CZ #ChinaSouthern #Amsterdam #AMS #Netherlands #Holland

Book cheap flights to Numea

Australia to Noumea fr $444**

Snorkelling, fresh baguettes and French cheese makes the perfect holiday in my opinion. Now you can get that for under $500 return including bags and meals! #numea #newcaledonia #francais #pacifique @qantas #christmasgiftideas

book cheap flights to Korea

Australia to Seoul fr $624**

Sneak off to Seoul with these cheap flights with Cathay Pacific. Earn @qantas frequent flyer points! #CX @cathay #SEL #Korea #Kpop

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USA to Vietnam fr $502**

Discounted flights from West Coast USA to Vietnam fr $502 return! #vietnam #bookcheapflights #travel

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Jade Talks Travel Update

Jade Talks Travel Podcast Quick Update! #podcast #jadetalkstravel #travel #podcasting @applepodcasts #applepodcasts #googlepodcasts #spotify #stitcher #radiopublic

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12% off Activities**

12% off all activities worldwide - one day only! 12/12!

Harry Potter on Ice

Harry Potter on Ice

If you're in Sydney this weekend, then you should go check out Harry Potter on Ice, playing at Penrith Ice Palace. You'll find all the details including tickets, here. Need a great place to stay in Penrith? You'll find that here.

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Vancouver fr $164**

Book a super cheap flight from East Coast USA to Vancouver, Canada fr $164 return!

Hawaii

Hawaii full service $657**

Fly full service airline to Hawaii fr $657 return in 2020. See available dates to book here.

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Manilla fr $477 ex USA

Swim with the whale sharks or get a $3 massage. There's many reasons to explore the Philippines!

NYC

New York fr $880**

Cheap flights to New York fr $880 return! Deals from Hobart, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney!

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USA to NZ fr $690**

Fly from L.A or San Fran to Auckland, New Zealand fr $690 return!

Book cheap flights to San Francisco with Virgin

San Francisco $731**

If you missed the Air New Zealand Black Friday special, fear not, Air Canada has your covered, aye. Put some flowers in your hair and make some memories in ole San Francisco. **This deal has now ended** Find other awesome deals to San Fran here. Some of these flights can still work in with the ...

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NYC to Bali fr $513**

East Coast USA to Bali fr $513 return including meals and bags! What is this madness? #cheapflights #bali #travel

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Black Friday fr $202**

Return International Flights from $202! It's crazy times.

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NYC from $1025**

NYC from $1025!

cheap Maldives flights

Travel Deals 26 Nov 19**

How does 47% off fully inclusive Maldives Escape | Cancun from $1018 | USA from $760 or Bali from $186 sound?

Travel Deals – 25 Nov 19

40% off Phuket Package inc flights 5 night Bali Package inc Flights $629 Fly to Greece, $801 inc Bags/Meals Fly to Thailand $559 inc Bags/Meals..

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Itinerary Planning Service

Have the hassle taken out of planning your next holiday online with my new itinerary planning service.

Weekly Travel Deals**

Top travel deals starting 20 Nov 19 but hurry they won't last long!

Black Friday Travel Deals

Black Friday Travel Deals**

Exclusive Black Friday Deals on flights, hotels, rail passes, car hire and attraction passes!

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Your Cheap Xmas Shopping List

In an ideal world, Christmas would be a cheap time of year. Here’s how to make that happen with quality $5 gifts!

Vietnam fr $381**

Vietnam features cheap but excellent food, shopping, resorts, massages, hiking - literally everything!

Hawaii & Fiji fr $660**

Hawaii or Fiji? Why not have both! fr just $660 return.

Tokyo fr $535** return.

Combine Japan and the Philippines for an incredible holiday experience.

Los Angeles with a stopover in Hawaii fr $975**

Los Angeles with a stopover in Hawaii?

Book Your Trip To Vietnam

Book any aspect of your trip to Vietnam, right here.

Jade Talks Travel #21 – Vietnam

Why Vietnam is worth a look-see for the budget-minded traveller.

Cheap Flight Deals 20-23 Aug**

Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, India and San Fran! All on sale! But hurry, only sale ends in a few days so if you see flights you like, best to book them! **These deals have ended** But You'll find other cheap flights here. Cheap flights to Buenos Aires Don't miss out on these bargains to Buenos ...

Tokyo fr $641-710**

Fares from East Coast or West Coast cities!

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Philippines fr $201**

Snorkel with the whale sharks or explore thousands of islands!

Spain fr $774**

Set off for sunny Spain with these smashing deals from Air China! Beg off to Barcelona or make your way to Madrid with travel during October - December 2019 and March/April 2020. All bags and meals are included, plus a free hotel for any layovers!**This deal has ended** For other cheap flights to Spain, search ...

Vanuatu fr $395**

Vanuatu on sale now!

Argentina fr $888** Return

Air New Zealand continues with Buenos Aires on sale!

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USA on Sale**

San Fran, Chicago and Santiago all on sale! SFO fr $876

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Hawaii direct fr $432**

Hawaii fr $432 - plan ahead for next year!

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Book Cheap Flights to India**

Crazy cheap flights to India from Australia, NZ, USA and UK! Fares for everyone!

L.A to China fr $375 return**

Fly to China from $375 return!

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Domestic Flights from $50**

Somewhat cheap domestic flights, no bags included.

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**

Flights to Beijing fr $485 Return

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

The Other Stonehenge in New Zealand

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

Travelling with Teenagers

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

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

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

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

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

Book Cheap Flights in America

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

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.

The Church At Auvers-Sur-Oise

See the church at Auvers-Sur-Oise, exactly as Vincent Van Gogh painted it. #jadetalkstravel #Paris #france #vangogh #auvers #vincentvangogh

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.

A Global Disneyland Expedition

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

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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A Cheesy Kind of Holiday

The finest cheese, peace and quiet, a good book and views over the ocean. Welcome to King Island. #jadetalkstravel #kingisland #cheese #tasmania #australia

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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India Without Illness

Travelling through India is possible without getting sick, just stick to these tips. #jadetalkstravel #india #illness #delhibelly #healthytravel

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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 South America- these books will take you there(well mentally at least). #jadetalkstravel #books #bookstoread #goodbooks #travelbooks

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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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New York Like a Local

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

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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!

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 ...

Sydney

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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Explore Wellington As A Local

Wellington is perfect as a weekend getaway for it’s incredible coffee, boutique cinemas and unique markets. #jadetalkstravel #wellington #newzealand #welly #wlg

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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.

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. #jhadetalkstravel #italy #summerinitaly #tuscany

Explore the Blue Mountains, as a Local

Explore the Blue Mountains, as a local with these insider tips. #jadetalkstravel #bluemountains #australia #threesisters #katoomba #nsw #australia

Jade Talks Travel Episode #15 – Hong Kong

Discover a city packed with stories, and hidden treasures down every alley. Make your next trip to Hong Kong unique. #jadetalkstravel #hongkong #hkg #macau #hongkers #china

Flying on a Blacklisted Airline

No travel agent will ever ask you, “would you like to fly on a blacklisted airline?” #jadetalkstravel #blacklistedairline #flying #aviation #fly #vacation #cambodia #IATA

Jade Talks Travel #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. #jadetalkstravel #island #capepalliser

Jade Talks Travel #12 – Russia and the Trans-Mongolian Railway

Take one of the longest railway journey’s in the world, through snow, desert, and mountains with the trans Mongolian railway. #jadetalkstravel #transsiberianrailway #transmongolianrailway #train #mongolia #china #russia

Most Popular Podcast Episodes and Blog Posts of 2018

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

The Lure of Islands

Like the sweet lull of a mermaid’s call, islands have long seduced us. Find your perfect island escape here. #jadetalkstravel #islands #tropicalislands #islandescapes #philippines #pacificislands

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Jade Talks Travel #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. #jadetalkstravel #christmas #whitechristmas #xmas #christmasholidays

Jade Talks Losing Everything in a House fire

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

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

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

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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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

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.