Jade Talks Travel #19 – Book Cheap Flights to Anywhere

Book cheap flights to anywhere including 'hacker fares'. In this episode I share my knowledge from being a travel agent, an issuer of airline tickets, a teacher of IATA airfares and ticketing and of course being an experienced traveller. With these tips, you'll rest easy knowing you have the cheapest flight possible and you'll also ...

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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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 ...

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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.

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.

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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.

Jade Talks Travel #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 Jade Talks Travel, with Jade Jackson.

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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Italy Without The Crowds

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

Improve Your Travel Photos

Learn how to capture iconic images on your next vacation.

Explore the Blue Mountains, as a Local

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

Long Distance Relationships

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

Alcohol Free Activities

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

Jade Talks Orcas

Orcas are super intelligent, probably more than humans.

Jade Talks Loss and Love

Apologies I didn’t post a Jade Talks Stuff podcast episode last month. I lost two friends, who both lived overseas. Jennifer Olsen was 42 (Chicago), and Chris Dawson was 39 (Wellington). This episode explains my biggest fear, how I found out, and the story of Jen and I. I’m in the middle of recording a ...

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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.

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.

Flying on a Blacklisted Airline

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

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.

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Jade Talks Going Alcohol Free

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

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.

Solo Travel

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

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 they changed my life.

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!

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.

Secrets from my Gap Year Diary

Keeping a diary might seem archaic, but a travel diary is the ultimate souvenir, here’s why >>

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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.

Jade Talks Travel #7 – Philippines

You can’t argue with a tourism slogan like “It’s More Fun in the Philippines.”

Jade Talks Stuff Podcast

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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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