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Traveler · Photojournalist · Author

“Most travel, & certainly the rewarding kind , involves the kindness of strangers, putting yourself in the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life. The risky suspension of disbelief is often an experience freighted with anxiety. But what are the alternatives? Often, there are none…”
Paul Theroux

Jackie Chase

Jackie Chase travels the world meeting people from exotic cultures reaching for new challenges along the way. Jackie is more of a writer who travels versus a travel writer, sharing secrets from unique people whose lives help us all in the way we look at the world.

Walking to Woot

Latest Release – Walking to Woot

A Photographic Narrative Discovering New Dimensions for Parent-Teen Bonding

Jackie’s latest book helps the reader absorb a rare experience. Follow in the footsteps of Jackie and her teenage daughter Katherine as they offer a compulsively readable story of their conspiracy of curiosity and courage to explore the jungles of New Guinea. The story pierces time and place to treat the reader with an intimate peek inside a Stone-Age culture. Living in one of the most extraordinary and dangerous places on earth for four weeks, they realize the destination is not important. The richest treasure veins of life’s experiences can be mined away from home.

Travel is the book’s vehicle for the learning/growing process. It is the process of change, the awakening of a new dimension within them. Dramatic gains in self confidence and self sufficiency developed as these females responded creatively to challenges, overcame fear, raised tolerances for pain and discomfort, and found courage within their inner resources. The trekkers invite the reader to reconnect ourselves to our inner hearts. The book offers inspiration to parents and teens who, in trying to be so many things to so many people, lose themselves. In each other we see a reflection of our sixth sense, the passion for searching.


The young boys entertained with cute little boy antics, like arguing over which picture to color, after I drew animals on a piece of wood.

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Day of the Crazies in Mexico

The Day of the Crazies is a tradition in San Miguel. Eager to win favors from San Pascual, the saint, the locals hide behind wild disguises to avoid being recognized.

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Jackie Chase

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Jackie's books can be purchased from Adventure Travel Press. The books are available in eBook, full color paperback  and B&W paperback value editions. The eBooks and full-color paperback editions are also available at Amazon.