Travels in the South Pacific. Join jason as he flies between some of the islands of the Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu. Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Samoa, East Timor



Hola, Amigo: Around Central America & Beyond


Join me on my travels around Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Jamaica and Dominican Rep.



OUT NOW!: An Accidental Tourist: A Caribbean Misadventure.


Jason Smart flies between 10 Caribbean nations - no cruise allowed!



Latest news: Africa to Asia coming soon...




Africa to Asia


Jason Smart's latest travel book, this time taking him to places such as Djibouti, Madagascar, Iran, Mongolia and the Maldives!

Meeting the Middle East: A Travelogue through 12 Counties


Join me as I travel through Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel and Palestine.

Rapid Fire Europe: Travels through 22 Cities of Western Europe


Join me as I work my way through Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, UK, Ireland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Malta, Monaco, San Marino Portugal and the Vatican

Crowds, Colour, Chaos: Travels through India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.


Flashpacking Through Africa: Travels through 17 African Countries.


Join me as I visit Morocco, The Gambia, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Seychelles, Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and the Comoros.

The Balkan Odyssey: Travels through the former Yugoslavia...oh and Albania!


Join me as I travel through Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania.

Temples, Tuk Tuks & Fried Fish Lips: Travels through the Far East.


Join me as I visit Japan, Taiwan, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei & Indonesia.

Panama City to Rio Janeiro: Travels through South America


Join me as I travel through Panama, Peru, Boliva, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil.

Bite Size Travel in North America.


This short book describes my travels in New York, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco. 



Take Your Wings and Fly:


The story of me gaining my private pilots licence.


Customer reviews of The Red Quest:

"This book is a real gem and a must read for any lover of travel and history."

"A solid bit of travel writing..."

"Fanstastic book about the joys and idiosyncrasies of travel around the former Soviet Union."

"Jason Smart is a great writer who brings his light touch to a part of the world than can be stodgy and humourless."

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My name is Jason Smart and I am the author of The Red Quest, a madcap adventure to visit every former Soviet republic.

The Red Quest

The Red Quest is the true story of my insane mission to visit every former republic of the Soviet Union (plus the old Warsaw Pact countries) on a quest covering 22 different nations. It is a journey spanning half the World from Western Europe to the edge of China! And I am armed only with a pocket full of roubles and a turnip masher.

Along the way, I sample fermented mare's milk in Kazakhstan, get chased by hounds in Kiev, am detained by the police in Kyrgyzstan, travel through a snow blizzard between Armenia and Georgia, and get mugged by a pensioner in Tajikistan. Oh, and I also take a side trip to a genuine breakaway state where I almost get beaten up in a border hut. All in the name of The Red Quest!

The photo gallery features several exclusive pictures from this insane mission.

Venture Travel Magazine

Venture Travel Magazine


I've just had an article about my trip to the Comoros published in this magazine. Buy the magazine by clicking on the picture!



An article (and excerpt from The Red Quest) at Eye and Pen Travel website