English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, German, Arabic and Turkish.
Over 25 years of tour leading through over 100 countries!
Madagascar—the wildlife; Greenland—white nights; Brazil—nothing taken too seriously when one is on Brazilian time; Easter Island—far-flung; and Greece—everything!
Shortly after James finished his BA in Psychology and English Language he developed a passion for gardening which led to further studies in Horticulture and then Botany as a lab assistant. He frequently uses the world as his classroom to learn about ancient civilizations, geography, ecology, and history as he travels.
English with lots of practice using nonverbal communication and gestures to charade his way through the rest of the world.
40+ countries across 5 Continents (and counting!)
Throughout the Mediterranean region, including everything from Jordan, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Spain and Greece.
1) Galapagos's marine wonderland
2) Namibia's harsh deserts
3) South America's lush Iguazu Waterfalls
4) Patagonia's frigid glaciers
5) South Africa's self-drive safari parks
1) Beauty of Vancouver, Canada (home)
2) Nature within Cape Town, South Africa
3) History in Berlin, Germany
4) Authenticity of La Paz, Bolivia
5) Culture of Kyoto, Japan
1) Petra - the ancient Nabatean capital city
2) Mayan carvings of Copan, Honduras
3) The endless ancient antiquities of Egypt
4) Mysteries of the Nazca Lines, Peru
5) The sprawling temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
James' insatiable wanderlust is satisfied each year between seasonal jobs at home in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. In the summertime he works outdoors as a beach lifeguard and in the winter he works in an urban forest spreading holiday cheer. Happiest while outside and exploring, he is excited to have the whole world as his workplace as an International Tour Leader for Adventures Abroad.
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.
English and some French & Spanish.
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
Undergrad: Medieval History, Greek and Roman History. Masters: Medieval History
English and French
It’s so hard to pick a favourite destination as there are so many factors in making a destination amazing! For history my favourite is Ireland but for nature it is Tanzania, ask me next week and you will get a different answer!
I have been passionate about travel my whole life because it allows you to immerse yourself in a different world. Travel has inspired me to pursue studies such as history, archaeology, art and art history.