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Clare Jackson -

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

Clare Jackson

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Central America, South America and Europe.

My travels

Whale Shark

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Swim with a Whale Shark
  • Go Heli-Skiing
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Help baby turtle hatchlings get to the sea safely!

Best Moments

  • Ziplining through the jungle canopy in Costa Rica
  • Swimming in the limestone waterfalls in Semuc Champey, Guatemala
  • Teaching English and Maths to children in Ghana
  • Being on the beautiful tropical beaches in Thailand and Central America's Caribbean coast

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Being alone in La Paz, Bolivia and having my only bank card swallowed by a cash machine with just a non-English speaking security guard to cry to.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Agreeing to "volcano boarding" in Nicaragua which involved hiking up an active volcano and then boarding (sledging) down it as fast as you can

Explore my blog posts

The Indian Ocean: Which Paradise Island is for you?

You're planning a dreamy tropical island getaway to escape this everlasting wintery weather, but you can't quite decide where to go (there are worse problems to have). But fret no more as our expert team at Original Travel has conjured up a definitive list to help you decide which paradise…

monteverde

Our Top Five Eco-Destinations

Re-use, reduce, recycle. We all know the huge importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful planet, and we all try to do our bit to help the environment and to reduce both our energy use and waste (Kenya and Rwanda are away ahead of us by the way, banning the use of plastic bags…

Our Top Five 3G* (*Three Generational) Holidays

There are few foreign forays as fun as taking a beautiful private property or taking over a great boutique hotel and filling it with family of different generations, experiencing unforgettable activities together. Our friends across the pond may call it 'togethering' (each to their own), but…

Tea Country Landscape, Sri Lanka

Top 5 Tea-Based Activities in Sri Lanka

Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation…

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