"As a single woman who wants to travel, I had been looking for ways to get out there and do more things on my own. I took a backpacking trip with Jackie to the Smoky Mountains, and it was epic, to say the least! I met wonderful people, had amazing experiences, and there was so much laughter! I can’t wait to take another trip with The Girls Trip Adventure Company again soon! Take a chance and step out of your comfort zone, you will not regret it! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!"
"Jackie lead this trip with a sense of caring, inclusiveness and a love for the outdoors that filters down to the group. The highly reflective time as a group were so valuable and brought the group so close. On the trail, Jackie’s wisdom really shines. She’s able to motivate and get the most out of her groups. What a great adventure!
"I was single and I was in that weird post-college “how do I make new friends as an adult and why can’t any of my current friends hang out without trying to set me up with their S/O’s friends constantly” phase when Jackie welcomed me and my sarcasm with open arms & a cold beer. To be able to hang out with a bunch of women who could have fun without their partners there at every waking moment was *chefs kiss* refreshing. That being said, I also enjoyed every Co-Ed trip we had because my new friends chose hilarious partners.
I would say it is an incredible accomplishment for anyone to corral a group of women, but to organize hikes, camping trips, vineyard tours, Brewery outings, cross-country treks, white water rafting down class 5 rapids(you heard right), canoe trips, etc. AND get those said women to, from, and through the location safely (especially after a few too many cocktails) and doing so with a smile is a feat almost unattainable in the human race. But Jackie did it with ease and she knew what drove us - laughs & summit beers.
Being an international flight attendant, I have been fortunate enough to travel the world. Nothing prepared me for the beauty of the Havasupai Reservation. Jackie somehow (I believe she has magic) acquired 7 passes to allow us to hike through the Grand Canyon down to 5 the featured waterfalls: Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, Lil’ Navaho Falls, Beaver Falls, and Fifty Foot Falls. The trip required organizing flights from Atlanta to Las Vegas, renting a car to drive 4 hours to the Reservation, hiking 40+ miles over the course of one weekend, and answering 8,536 questions I had about what I needed to pack in my backpack. Mind you, this was prior to her hiking the AT (she’s just that good). Jackie is a natural born leader, an exceptionally funny human, with an incredibly kind heart. If you choose anyone to lead you on an adventure, choose Jackie."
Jackie is so in tune with her surroundings as well as those in company. She is always aware of the path ahead of her and ensures that everyone has the proper resources to have a fun, memorable, and safe adventure!
My greatest memories of hiking and backpacking are trips I have taken with Jackie! She is an amazing guide- the type of person who always has that one thing you might have forgotten at home! I have seen her give up her own warm meal at night to share with others.. I mean, come on! Take a trip with Jackie... you won't regret it."