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This trip far surpassed all of my expectations. It was different from any vacation I have ever taken. I am sold on adventure travel. Jackie planned so many different activities. It was great to step outside my comfort zone, push myself, and truly see what I was capable of accomplishing. It was truly amazing being around women that lifted each other up. Truly a special experience that I will always cherish.
I had a great time, the ladies in the group were amazing, I felt like I had known them forever, lasting friendships. The food was delicious, The acomodations were comfortably and the surrounding scenery breathtaking with the Cotopaxi volcano peeking through the hills.. Jackie is very genuine, a great planner, no wrinkles on the whole trip. Great adventure retreat, you won’t regret it. Waste no time, go book it!
Before I booked this trip, I read the reviews. Everyone said this was amazing, transformative. Now I'm a skeptic at heart so I take everything I hear with a grain of salt. But after going on this trip and meeting Jackie, I can confirm what everyone is saying. 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. If you get a chance to go on one of Jackie's retreats, TAKE IT. You will not be disappointed.
We knew this would be the trip of a lifetime and it did not disappoint. Jackie's well-thought itinerary kept us going and excited the entire time. The guide she worked with was incredible. The accommodations were amazing. From the moment we stepped onto the bus on day 1 to the moment we departed the bus at the airport at the end, we were taken care of. Knowing we had nothing to worry about but being in the moment was the most satisfying experience, and not one we took for granted. The added bonus of her having a professional photographer took the worry out of trying to capture every moment and left us free to experience every second, which we did. We know that this will NOT be our last trip with Jackie; the effort and work she puts into her group trips is evident and the experience we had was one we will never forget. For anyone who doubts whether a group trip is for them, know that we did prior to going, but the group that Jackie brought together made the experience even more amazing. We cultivated friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you, Jackie, for giving us the chance to go to Patagonia!
This trip was everything I expected, and also completely unexpected. I have been wanting to do a trip to Patagonia for a while, and to go with Traveling Jackie was a real treat, since she is so obsessed with the area. She also paired up with one of the best tour guides I've ever met, Ro. He really made everyone feel comfortable and taken care of if anything went wrong. This trip pushed me, but in such great ways. It is definitely a physical struggle, and sometimes a mental one as well. We had outstanding weather in Chile on the W, and true Patagonian insane weather in Argentina. Each trail was a treat, but the people are what really made this trip. Everyone with a common goal, coming together from different walks of life, enjoying ourselves, together. And since I've eaten (drank?) the calafate berry, I guess I'll just have to go back!
This is not your average group trip! Jackie thought of everything and put together a bucket list itinerary where everyday was more incredible than the last. She also found THE BEST local guides that educated us, took care of us, and genuinely made us feel welcome. The hikes were challenging and some of the days were long but that just added to the sense of accomplishment at the end of the trip. Another great thing on Jackie's trips is the people that sign up. By the end of the 10 days, our group was a family that shared in the joy, awe, and struggle that comes with a physically demanding hiking trip. You won't find a better experience any where. My advice? JUMP with Jackie!
Wow. That could be all there is to say about this trip. What an epic experience. And traveling with Jackie was just so seamless. I would do this trip again and again with Traveling Jackie and Ayman from Experience Jordan leading the charge. xoxo
By Carley Cross for Hike the Jordan Trail on 25 Jun, 18

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AJ
I traveled with Jackie on her second Patagonia trip, and I would absolutely join her again. Her passion for travel and the areas she chooses to guide to makes it exciting and fun. Her concern that every member of the group is enjoying makes it special. 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!
By Alana Johnson on 24 Jan, 18
JE
I went to Patagonia with Jackie last fall, and it was one of the most transformational experiences I have ever had. Jackie is a seasoned traveler and highly knowledgeable individual. Her positivity is contagious! She knows how to make travel smooth, and is supportive throughout the booking process. I am going with her to Ecuador next month, and look forward to her future trips!
By Jenn Edgar on 25 Jan, 18
BA
I have had the opportunity to travel with Jackie twice on her tours of Patagonia. The first trip to southern Patagonia inspired me to jump start my plans to travel long term and I left just 3 months later. I was so inspired I signed up for Northern Patagonia quickly and was once again impressed. Jackie has a love for nature and travel that shines through and is contagious, strongly contributing to the daily atmosphere as well as the group interaction. Both trips went beyond expectations, full of unexpected extras that add to the experience. It’s the small details not in the itinerary that make her trips truly worthwhile. Each day is carefully planned and full of activities and adventure. This allows you, as the traveler, to stay present in the moment and experience a new place without the stress and worry of planning and decisions. You also have an opportunity to meet likeminded individuals and have some amazingly supportive discussions as you learn about the others but more often learn about yourself. I just have to say that thank you Jackie for all the experiences, inspiration, and most importantly your support!
By Brittany Abroad on 26 Jan, 18
KB
I traveled with Jackie to the Lake District of Patagonia. It was such an amazing trip and I can thank Jackie for organizing it! She was so helpful with any questions. Jackie is an inspiration to any female solo traveler. The trip 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 :)
By Kristin Butzke on 27 Jan, 18
VV
I traveled with Jackie last year to the Lake District of Patagonia (Argentina and Chile). I had been looking for my first trip to Patagonia for a while. Found Jackie's podcast and instantly thought "this is what I've been looking for!" 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?! As we only half joked on the trip "I would follow Jackie anywhere". I cannot recommend her enough.
By Virxinia VS on 8 Feb, 18
Jackie is such a great trip leader. I went on a ladies retreat to Ecuador with her this month and everything was amazing. There were so many activities planned for us! I am used to planning my own trips, but it was lovely to just let go and trust that Jackie had everything handled. And she really did! Not only is she a great leader, but she is an all-around wonderful human. I just want to hang out with her! So I'm gonna join her on her next adventure to Jordan! Cannot wait!!
By Carley Cross on 15 Feb, 18
I traveled with Jackie to Ecuador this year and it was an amazing trip. 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’s style was organized but not rigid, laid back but not complacent; her leadership approach was perfect for me. The people on the trip with me were similarly magnificent. The choices of venues, guides, and activities were excellent and I felt safe throughout the trip. This trip was so well though out and yet so personal. I felt like I was traveling with good friends. I would recommend this to anyone, and can’t wait to go on another trip with her.
By Miranda Chitwood on 18 Feb, 18
Jackie is an excellent retreat leader. I went with her on her women's adventure retreat in Ecuador, which she packed full of amazing activities in a gorgeous setting. The experiences she planned were unique, once-in-a-lifetime-level ones! With her trips, Jackie has thought about all the details so you don't have to. The Ecuador retreat was extremely well organized and well-run. Thanks, Jackie, for making my experience in Ecuador so magical!
By Jackie F. on 19 Feb, 18
Awesome experience and people, would highly recommend!!!
By Shawn D on 25 Jun, 18
Traveling with Jackie is awesome! Not only does Jackie do a fantastic job organizing her trips, getting to travel with someone you look up to is inspiring. I'll definitely be signing up for more of her trips in the future.
By Anastasia Ludtke on 25 Feb, 19