ABOUT ME

I'm 25 years old and originally from Adelaide, Australia, but I've spent the last few years completing college and playing college soccer in the U.S. I spent time at Adelaide University, University of South Australia, Oregon State University and finally graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor of Journalism. I started photography in June 2015 and shot for Surfline as a Local Pro for several months as well as freelance assignments. I've been living abroad for over three years and traveled extensively throughout America, Australia and also spent time in Europe. I've had articles and photography published in Lei Magazine, INHNL, Kikaha Magazine (Island Air) and Hawaii Eco Living.

MY ADVENTURE

After graduating from college in America with a degree in Journalism, I set off to travel the world in June of 2016. I like to travel slowly so I can get to know an area and explore places off the beaten path. I use couch surfing, cheap hotels and sponsored accommodation to be able to travel full-time. Despite growing up in a commercial world, I want to push myself to only take what I need rather than what I think I want, and to give as much as possible to the people and places in my life. I travel and live a very minimalist lifestyle by carrying only a backpack and my camera gear. I own no other possessions and this simplistic lifestyle is just how I like it.

HOW I AFFORD TO TRAVEL

Behind all the adventures is some serious hard work. I'm not on your typical vacation, I am living a travel/work lifestyle.  I make a small amount of money from photography, social media management, consultancy and freelancing. The important thing that keeps me on the road is to be flexible. Sometimes I have to create opportunities to keep myself afloat. I love to travel and enjoy my lifestyle, which is why I work so hard to make it possible. I use money saving techniques like using apps such as couchsurfing and by traveling to destinations during the low season. The crazy part is that even while I am traveling I am spending less than if I was living in Australia.

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  3. Ray says:

    That is amazing back story that you two share. Wishing you all the best in this next stage of your lives! Social media wasn’t all that “mainstream” when I was your age, so make the most of your journey around the world and enjoy your twenties to their fullest. Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.

  4. Nisha Jha says:

    Hey! Nice meeting you both here ! 🙂

    Though you had told me about your girlfriend but it’s always nice to have some more details and to give a face to just a name. 😀

    Let me know when you head here.

  5. Mika says:

    Finally found my male version! Working so hard right now to start my adventure next year. Keep being an inspiration!

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  7. Björn says:

    Great Blog! What Camera and Lenses are you using? What (Action-)Camera for underwater Footage?
    Thank you!

  8. Kael says:

    Really great stuff, you’re added to my list of inspirations! How much did you have saved before you took of on your adventures?

    • Jackson says:

      Hi Kael thanks so much! I saved quite a bit but I haven’t touched my savings so far. I try and make enough each month to cover my expenses. I answered how I make money and other questions in a recent Q&A blog post.

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  11. Dee says:

    Hey! Reading just the “ABOUT” corner was something to look forward, though i have checked almost all your shots before this. haha anyways, i was like dreaming to be/have like those budgeted yet fulfilled travel goals you had so far. Im a filipino with 27 years existence yet aiming to have as many experience as to be on 20’s as possible. you and jordantally was inspiring me lately. i also pmed him that yeah! proud that you have visited my country PH and no doubt you have enjoyed it. For now, all i want is to continue to get inspired and hope i can do the same thing sometime soon. always take care and be wise. young and free. 🙂 idol!

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