05 May 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Dear Dad, It’s The End of An Era: The Final Blog Post For Journey with Jess Jones

Dear Dad, This may come as no surprise to you Dad, but the time has finally come to bid farewell to Journey with Jess Jones (the blog) and hang up my shiny, enthusiastic blogging shoes.  It’s been nearly four years since I finally followed my gypsy soul and set out on this journey with nothing more than a backpack, an adventurous spirit and an open mind, and at the time, an undying desire to write about it all! The only Read more…

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03 December 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Dear Dad: I Went Back to Bali and Found Closure And Guess What Happened on My 32 Birthday!

Dear Dad, Wow its been a whirlwind of a few months, yet it hasn’t felt as it’s flown but instead each day has been full and for the most part, well spent. I have done everything I told you I would in the last letter…and more! I went to india, and completed another yoga teacher training, meanwhile I fell in love with the country and culture. I embraced the vegetarianism and as promised, maintained my focus inward, on the inner Read more…

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12 September 2014 ~ 2 Comments

The Cat’s Out of The Bag: Following Dreams and Doing What I Do Best

I’ve been talking about my upcoming plans on social media for weeks, so it’s true, the cat is out of the bag, but in case you’re interested in the details, I’ve outlined my exciting plans below! Have you thought about what you are inspired to do before 2014 is out?   First Up:  30 days in a beautiful ashram set in the Himalayas of India, just outside of Rishikesh, a long time Journey List feature! This is not just a retreat Read more…

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02 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 2/12/13 On Living the Life You Imagined and A Little TRIP Announcement

Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you imagined!

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13 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Perfect Day in Bali: Uluwatu, Pedang Pedang and Scooters

I can’t  believe its been 6 weeks already here in Bali! I can’t say that I have done 6 weeks of travelling nor sightseeing. I have however, done exactly what I came here to do, a fairly forgotten concept for me…WORK! And work I do! 6 days a week 815am til who knows, all hours sometimes!! And I spend the rest of the time enjoying Bali and sunshine, getting my yoga on, the occasional bevy with the gang and exploring when Read more…

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11 June 2013 ~ 13 Comments

I’M MOVING TO BALI: and A Bit About My Gypsy Soul

This week a friend of mine, actually a social media friend that I’ve never met before, who reads me like a book, (and I am sure we would be instafriends) posted this all too true photo for me as if she read my mind and my heart…   It’s true, I have a gypsy soul and it’s never been more clear to me. Most people believe that it’s the luck of the draw and I scored big being able to Read more…

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12 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 13/5/13 Travel Is a Change in the Ideas of Living

  “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Miriam Beard As I slowly settle back into ‘life at home’ attempting to re-establish a schedule and sense of “normalcy,” I am becoming strangely aware of just how these travels have changed me on a deep and very real level. I can’t say that I am finding this transition particularly easy, but thankfully I have some Read more…

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23 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Cruising the USA: I NEVER Thought I Would Be a Cruise Kind of Gal…Are You?

I never thought I would be a ‘cruise kind of gal’ until Mum convinced me to join them back in 2009 from Florida to the Caribbean on Oasis of the Seas!  Quite a change of pace from my current travelling but can’t say that I wouldn’t LOVE to do another one very soon!!! I can’t believe how reasonable in price cruising is these days, especially from the US…how convenient I am heading back next month We all dream of a Read more…

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18 February 2013 ~ Comments Off

Inspiration For The Week: 18/2/13 Top Tips To Bring Happiness to Your Life and A Smile To Your Face

Hold your head up.  Take an unplanned road trip. BE THANKFUL. Try everything once. Practice YOGA. Colour outside the lines. Fall in love. EMBRACE CHANGE. Trust yourself. DO WHAT YOU LOVE. Dance when everyone is looking. Eat dessert first. Be nice to everyone. Have a workout because it feels good. Send thank you cards. Hug. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. Play in the rain. Break the rules once in a while. Do random acts of kindness. Forgive even when it’s hard. Read more…

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14 February 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Enhance Your Travel, Enrich Your Life: Learn a Second Language!

Have you considered picking up a second language? I encourage you to think about the benefits this could bring to your life. Not only is it something which can improve your career and social life but the travelling aspects alone have a major advantage. Here’s how: Feel at Home When you make a quick trip somewhere it can be fun to feel like an outsider, can’t it? There is something quite exciting about being in a foreign land, not knowing Read more…

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