Why the name JUMP?

There is so much in this name. And contrary to the stories so many jumping photos may tell, it wasn’t initially inspired by jumping in cool places all around the world (I’m way too complex and love words way too much to name something so simply).

My jumping-in-cool-places tendency lends beautifully to the real meaning and the visual package that JUMP represents, and if you ever travel with me, you will literally jump with me:


However, the real meaning of the name is supported by three main ideas: courage, movement, and reward.


“JUMP” is inspired by my own travel and entrepreneurial journey of trusting myself enough to take leaps, even big, scary ones, and learning to catch myself, becoming stronger every time I jump. It takes a LOT of courage to take a leap, especially when you feel alone in it. That’s why we do it together.


JUMP is meant to inspire movement. Movement is medicine. I want to inspire people to move, to act, to live and explore during the short time we are gifted on this beautiful planet. Movement creates momentum, and momentum kills stagnancy, indecision, and other things that hold us back. There is a LOT of movement on JUMP trips, they are not “easy” adventures, but they are worth every step.


This is where the magic happens. When you jump, you don’t land in the same spot as you were before. Not only can having the courage to move change your life in endless ways (think self-discovery, strength, confidence), but it could also change anything or anyone or any cause you come into contact with from now on. You have no idea what rewards await you on the other side of the world or what positive impact you may be able to have if you just take that step.

The rewards and benefits are endless, but only for those who lace up and take the leap.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

John A. Shedd

JUMP Adventures is an invitation.

It’s me, Jackie, saying take my hand, let’s do this together.

I’m 36 now, 18 years into my adult life, and 18 years into my life of international travel. JUMP is the culmination of my story, my professional experience, and my dream come true to lead others in travel. JUMP is my leap and my invitation for you to find yours.

If you’re ready to travel, come with me.

Thank you for reading this, and for being here on this journey with me that has created and taken an incredible village. Just remember the point of it all: Let this be a source of inspiration, and remember that in the end, it’s YOU who takes the leap.

It's YOU who takes the leap

This post is an excerpt from a post originally published on TravelingJackie.com – click here to read the full, original post.

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