Category: Travel

Times Square New York, image by Jade Jackson

Jade Talks Travel #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

Losing a Friend Overseas

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

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

Jade Talks Travel #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. #jadetalkstravel #alaska #hitchiking #orcas

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

Solo Travel

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

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 #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 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

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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 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

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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.

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.