About Jacqui

Jacqui Gibson writes about anything and everything. Her first story was about a vegan spider named whom-a-dig (go figure?). Today she writes about food, wine and travel, as well as old buildings and clever people.

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Food, wine & travel

Jacqui’s stories are published in New Zealand, Canada and the US. She’s written for AA Directions, AAA Traveler Worldwise, Motorhomes, Caravans & Destinations, Bride and Groom, New Zealand Life & Leisure, Heritage New Zealand, stuff.co.nz, Stone Soup, The Wairarapa Journal, Flight Centre New Zealand, Epicure & Culture, Wander with Wonder and Calculated Traveller. For two years, she was blog director and co-editor of US-based Food, Wine and Travel Magazine.

Hosted travel

Jacqui travels independently and courtesy of tourism and destination agencies. Past hosts include Ngāi Tahu Tourism, AAT Kings, the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, Oceania Tourism, San Juan Island Visitors Bureau (US) and Brand USA. In May 2018, Jacqui attended the IPW International Travel conference with the New Zealand delegation in Denver, USA.

“Working with Jacqui Gibson is a breath of fresh air!

She is fun, curious and easy going. She is adventurous and hard-working. Jacqui produces thoughtful stories; not your run-of-the-mill travel stories. Jacqui goes deeper to find meaningful stories that resonate with current affairs.

She continues to write stories and supporting social media long after her visit. I highly recommend working with Jacqui and would have her back to the San Juan Islands in a heartbeat.”

- Barbara Marrett, Communications Manager, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.

Science, heritage & culture

Jacqui is a published science, heritage and culture writer. Her feature stories appear in Heritage New Zealand, E-Tangata, Wilderness and VetScript magazines. In 2018, she was an Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund awardee, sponsored by BioHeritage Challenge, Ngā Koiora Tuku Iko.

Government & business

Jacqui writes for government and business publications such as Public Sector Journal, Employment Today, Idealog, Education Review and NZ Marketing. She turns out content for websites, videos, press releases, brochures, annual reports and consultation documents.

Professional memberships


In 2019, Jacqui was a finalist in The Foodies, the New Zealand Food Media Awards for Best Feature Writing and won the 2019 Agriculture Journalism Encouragement Award recognising excellence among journalists new to agriculture reporting.