Jade Talks Travel is the go-to podcast about travelling independently, to off the beaten track destinations. As a travel expert (worked many jobs in the travel industry and travelled to almost 60 countries) I share stories from the road and practical tips on how to make travel accessible to all. I also interview other experts in their field.
On my website, you can book virtually any aspect of your trip.
My life has inadvertently been filled with travel. At 11 years old, my mum took me backpacking for a year through Asia and Europe. This ignited in me the idea that travel was life. I’ve since explored 55+ countries (so far) and managed travel agents, been a tour guide, worked on a cruise ship, worked in car rentals, taught travel and tourism, taught English in Japan, assisted iconic tourism businesses in New Zealand to sell more online and am now a freelance writer, podcaster and photographer.
So the aim of my travel podcast is to make travel more accessible by sharing years of knowledge from within the travel industry and as a traveller, lessons from the road, and I also interview travel industry experts with the ultimate aim of inspiring everyone who listens to get out there to travel and see the world. For those interested in working in the travel industry I also dedicate episodes on how to get into specific travel related jobs.
Travel isn’t just about ticking boxes and getting likes on Instagram. It’s learning about the world, seeing how other cultures do stuff and passing that knowledge on back home. It reduces material desires, removes prejudices, and increases tolerance. Most importantly, travel changes people and it's fun!
The easiest way to change the world, is for everyone to experience everything the world has to offer. But the more people travel, the more they see what the world is really like.
On that note, I’ve just released my twentieth episode and I still have plenty more exciting episodes to come including (but not limited to):
>Where’s the best place to spend Christmas (besides home)
>Packing up the family and moving to Fiji (I speak to a friend who did it)
>Working on a cruise ship
> Eco and sustainable tourism
> Festivals of Japan
> Long term travel - turning a dream into reality
> volunteer travel (in Africa)
> Working holiday visas
Of course there’s plenty of entertaining stories, many of which proved to be important lessons in life. If you travel, send me a postcard (head to my website) and I’ll read it out on air. Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss out on future episodes.
Thanks for listening to Jade Talks Travel with Jade Jackson.
An epic adventure driving around the entire African continent.
Have you always wanted to drive around Africa? Today I chat to Dan who has just completed a three year road trip around the entire African continent! Hear about the wild animal encounters, the incredible foodie experiences and the practical side of how you organise a trip of that magnitude. You can find out more about Dan at www.theroadchoseme.com.
Consider this a bonus episode because I missed one last month. I have lots of fascinating interviews I've been busy recording, so expect more amazing podcasts to come. Plus if you love a bargain, then watch this space..
For more podcast episodes and useful travel articles, head to https://jadejackson.com.au. Find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jadetalkstravel or on twitter at www.twitter.com/jadetalkstravel. If you're after cheap flights, check my other twitter account, www.twitter.com/cheapflightjade. If you want to chat to other likeminded travellers, follow www.reddit.com/r/independenttravel. Thanks for listening! Love the show? Tell your friends! Happy travels.
How to make a Flight Attendants day
Hello, in this episode I chat to a Flight Attendant of a major US airline about what it takes to become a flight attendant, how you can make a flight attendants day (it's really easy) and how to ensure you have a great flight. If you love what you hear, please share it with your friends! If you wish to discover past episodes, head to my website, https://jadejackson.com.au/podcasts.
If you want to be kept up to date with cheap flights, ready to book, check out my new twitter feed: https://twitter.com/CheapFlightJade or search now >> https://cheapflights.jadejackson.com.au or of course, find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jadetalkstravel/. If you love the content I provide, and would like to keep seeing more of it, then head to https://jadejackson.com.au/podcasts/support-podcast/. Thanks so much for listening! Happy Travels! cheers Jade.
Are tourists killing tourism?
Are tourists killing tourism? I've been wondering this after reading a few articles about places that had closed down to tourists, because there were too many, and pollution was destroying the natural environment. I also watched a documentary on Al Jazeera highlighting the tension between tourists and locals, which is why I wanted to bring about the discussion, are tourists, destroying the very thing they seek to see? Here's a list of tourist-free destinations >> https://jadejackson.com.au/tourist-free-travel-ideas/ Share your views - head to my website, https://jadejackson.com.au or find me on facebook, reddit and twitter @jadekinsjackson. Thanks for listening! Sorry for the delay between episodes, I'm getting back on track with everything! Happy travels and don't forget to send me a postcard! Cheers, Jade :-)
Quick Update and new deals including last minute flight deals, discounted activities and more.
Hi all, big apologies for the delay since my last podcast episode. I didn't forget, I've just had a whole bunch of stuff going on as explained in this quick update. Expect new episodes very soon and I'm so sorry! Here's the links mentioned in this short episode:>> https://jadejackson.com.au/12-off-activities/>> https://jadejackson.com.au/book-flights-hotel/last-minute-flight-deals/>> https://jadejackson.com.au/cheap-travel-tool/>> https://jadejackson.com.au/book-flights-hotel/>> https://jadejackson.com.au/book-flights-hotel/book-your-stay/>>>Happy Travels! Cheers, Jade Jackson Travel Writer | Podcaster | Photographer
Jade Talks Vietnam
Vietnam - cheap food, cheap massages, cheap hotels, incredible beaches and loads of markets alongside brightly painted buildings make this a photographers paradise. Hear top places to go, scams to avoid, and why a hike in the mountains can bring some unexpected surprises. Research and book any aspect of your trip to Vietnam on my site, including cheap flights, excellent hotels, motorcycle hire and interesting day tours.
Check out the 69 Encounters of Alice Kant on Amazon. If you'd like to say hi, you can tweet me @jadekinsjackson, find me on facebook @jadekinsjackson or head to my website https://jadejackson.com.au. If you love the show, leave a review, and tell your friends, and as always, thanks for listening!
Online Travel Agents
My podcast Travelosophy has undergone a revamp and is now called:Jade Talks Travel. Along with a new logo, you'll find even greater and more useful travel content, but most importantly you'll now be able to book the cheapest flights (including multi-sector itineraries) directly via my website → https://jadejackson.com.au. You'll also find incredible deals like round the world flights for under $1000 or Italy, France and Spain from $948!In the first episode of Jade Talks Travel, I highlight the dodgy side of travel including some of the travel agents I previously dealt with (who are probably in jail now) and how to avoid being ripped off by unscrupulous online travel agents. I go into detail about flight search engine comparison sites like Sky Scanner, Hopper and Kayak and how they fit in with retail travel agencies like Flight Centre and STA Travel. Most importantly I talk about how to ensure you get a great deal on your next flight, without falling victim to any sneaky traps that travel agencies and even some airlines will try on you. Links mentioned in the show include: Online Travel Agent Scams and Dodgy Tactics, check out the Book Your Travel page or download my travel booking app (for iOS) to quickly search and compare hundreds of airlines, hotels and book multi-sector itineraries, quickly and easily. The OTA comparison chart is a work in progress and will appear under the Book Your Travel tab on my website once it’s fully live. If you have comments or suggestions, please tweet me @jadekinsjackson, find me on Facebook @jadekinsjackson or send me an email via my website https://jadejackson.com.au. If you love the content I provide, then please tell your friends to subscribe, or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. Thanks for listening and don't forget to send me a postcard from your next trip. Cheers Jade JacksonTravel Writer|Podcaster|Photographer