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PATAGONIA 2021 TRIPS ARE OPEN!
UPCOMING JUMP ADVENTURES:
PATAGONIA: ROUTE OF THE PARKS (NEW!)
Multi-Sport Adventure. November 15-24, 2021.
Hike, bike, and kayak along the famous Route of the Parks of Patagonia. From the giant Araucaria forests to the lush temperate rain forests and active volcanoes of the Carretera Austral, we will immerse ourselves in nature, biodiversity, local communities, and the magic of Patagonia.
PATAGONIA: TORRES DEL PAINE (NEW!)
Thru-Hiking Adventure. November 29-December 9, 2021. Optional extension to Argentina December 9-14, 2021.
We’ve hiked the famous “W Circuit,” now we are setting a bigger goal — a trek few travelers attempt: the full “Paine Circuit” of Torres del Paine National Park. After a 9-day experience getting the absolute best of all sides of the Torres del Paine massif, our optional extension takes us ice trekking Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, Argentina, and hiking to Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre in El Chaltén, Argentina.
October 2021: CROATIA BIKE & BOAT (x 2!!)
Week 1: October 10-17, 2021 (Postponed from 2020)
NEW! Week 2: October 17-24, 2021
CROATIA BIKE & BOAT ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE
Many of you watched me go on my first bike tour(s) ever in 2018, and become a complete believer (they are the BEST!!!). Some of you saw me go on a boat cruise in Croatia back in 2015, in my opinion the absolute BEST way to explore Croatia.
Now, I get to combine the BEST of the BEST and take YOU with me to explore Croatia, by bike (e-bikes available!) AND boat.
8 days/7 nights, daily bike rides, swim stops, A/C cabins on a motor yacht, we’re doing this thing in STYLE. TWICE!!
WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO ON MY TRIPS
I take care of ALL the planning, so all YOU have to do is show up. (And then I will take care of you, too!)
Carefully Designed Itineraries
Travel is my jam. People have been coming to me for travel advice since 2003. Trust me when I say that if it’s on my itinerary, it’s worth doing. I’ve been there, I’ve done the research. I design all my itineraries myself, and I believe that every trip includes the absolute best activities that I know of. This is my personal promise to you.
Sunshine & Rainbows
My name is Jackie, I enjoy long walks in the woods, deep conversations, craft beer, games, puppies, foreign languages, big mountains, taking leaps, laughing, dancing, writing, steak, challenging myself… the list goes on. This is me, and I design trips to include things I love that I think you’ll love too. Also, we get to hang out in person!
Let’s be clear on one thing. I am the hostess of the mostest, I’m not the guide or the tour operator! I partner with professionals on the ground in my destinations who have been guiding and operating for YEARS, because it’s a big important job, and it needs to be done excellently. I do what I’m good at, and they do what they’re good at = magic.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
From travelers on Jackie’s previous group adventures:
“Jackie is so organized and passionate about her trips, it’s infectious. I have done two trips with her now and everything has gone so smoothly. She’s a professional, but it feels like you are traveling with a friend.”
“Take a chance, ignore that voice in your head that fills you with doubt and let this new experience change you. The experiences you will have, friends you will make, food you will eat, laughs you will share, and challenges you will overcome far outweigh any negative thoughts or self doubt you had before you left.”
“It was so nice to have all the details managed by one of the best travel professionals in the business, and all I had to do was say yes and buy my ticket.”
“Jackie rocks! She is so fun, charismatic, caring and makes everyone around her feel at ease. I love that the trip was thoroughly planned and organized with a badass itinerary, but the whole trip felt very relaxed and there was room to make changes. I also really enjoyed that it was a relatively small group so that we could all get to know each other and really enjoy sharing the experience with one another.”
“Jackie is so personable and knowledgeable. She definitely gears her trip to be not only awesome and fun but meaningful. I think that’s the trifecta.”
“Thank you Jackie for sharing “your church” and passion with me. I will be forever changed!”
“The experiences she planned were unique, once-in-a-lifetime-level! With her trips, Jackie has thought about all the details so you don’t have to.”
“[Her] genuine interest in getting to know all of us and making sure we were doing okay and enjoying, that is what made this trip so much more special than what I imagine traveling with a large tour company would be like. I would absolutely join her again. Her passion for travel and the areas she chooses to guide to makes it exciting and fun. And every outside organization (local guides, planned restaurants, our wonderful photographer) was outstanding as well. Jackie is a wonderful guide and a great person to travel with!”
“Jackie is an inspiration to any female solo traveler. [This] was a trip of a lifetime and I 100% plan to travel with Jackie again. I highly recommend traveling with her for your next trip! You won’t regret it :)”
“I’d follow Jackie anywhere!”
“My trip with Jackie surpassed all my expectations, not only was it perfectly planned but Jackie is just great to be around. Now it’s not only a question of will I travel with Jackie again, but instead when?”
LEAPS WE’VE ALREADY TAKEN
Chilean Patagonia: Carretera Austral
We hiked in Queulat National Park to see the famous hanging glacier and jaw-dropping waterfalls, kayaked in the Aysén River towards the fjord, trekked through Valle Leones for a remote camping and glacier trekking experience, explored the marble caves of Puerto Rio Tranquilo, and hiked the beautiful and majestic Cerro Castillo before our send-off asado, Chilean style.
BONUS! I teamed up with Osprey Packs to give each of my 2019 Patagonia adventure participants a FREE pack!
Hiking the Jordan Trail to Petra
Indiana Jones nerds united! We hiked for 5 days on the Jordan Trail, from Dana to Petra, ending at the famous Treasury. We camped and dined with the Bedouins, star-gazed in the desert, bobbed around in the Dead Sea, and checked off a huge bucket list item, TOGETHER, for the first time.
“Terrific experience, would love to go on more trips like this in the future!” -Shawn
“This trip exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond!” -Chelsea
Ladies Adventure Retreat Cotopaxi, Ecuador
(2018 & 2019)
We hiked to over 15,000 ft, conquered a high ropes course, rode horses in ass-less chaps, ate empanadas and drank wine, and we challenged ourselves internally – having hard conversations and preparing ourselves to withstand whatever life brings.
“I want all the women in my life to have this experience, because it was so transformational.” -Jenn
“This retreat was AMAZING. The location was beautiful, the food was wonderful, the activities were well thought out, and I learned more than I thought was possible. I can’t put into words how happy I am that I was able to take this leap.” -Ana
Northern Patagonia, Chile – Argentina
We started in Chile, hiking and eating our way around the island of Chiloé. We kayaked through the northernmost fjord of Patagonia, beneath the volcanoes surrounding Puerto Varas, and then we crossed the border to explore the Andes in my beloved BARILOCHE, Argentina’s chocolate and craft beer capital!
“My trip with Jackie surpassed all my expectations… Now it’s not only a question of will I travel with Jackie again, but instead when?!” -Virginia
Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Chile – Argentina
(2016 & 2018)
In November of 2016, I took my first ever group of travelers to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. We started in Chile, trekking the famous W Circuit in Torres del Paine National Park, then toasted whiskey over Perito Moreno Glacier and hiked to Mount Fitz Roy in El Chaltén, Argentina. We repeated this itinerary again in 2018 and it won’t be the last time!
“Thank you Jackie for sharing “your church” and passion with me. I will be forever changed!” -Brittany
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