Communication and Psychology.
English, Spanish and French (after living in Belgium for 5 years).
Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Poland, the Baltic States, Portugal, Spain and Morocco.
I love travelling in Central America. The natural history is astounding, all the birds, mammals, flora and fauna! As a certified diver and avid sportsman, the area offers many opportunities for diving, kayaking and rafting.
Growing up in an international environment allowed me to interact with people from different cultures and learn from them. I would say that's when I became a traveler...
To me, traveling is not only about the sites and highlights of a destination, it's mostly about the people and their history, about how they solve things. It's about their lives!
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.
BFA in Visual Arts / Tourism and Business Management Diploma
Just under 40 countries on six continents
The beauty and remoteness of isolated, untouched nature make Mongolia and Iceland two of my favourite locations. To feel as small as humanly possible and swallowed by a dramatic landscape is one of the best feelings in the world. From the alien, multicoloured rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar in Iceland’s Highlands to painting-like orange/yellow pines that dot Terelj National Park in Mongolia during autumn - both are dear to my heart.
Living a transitory lifestyle whenever I’ve had the means to do so has become a source of personal inspiration, mindfulness, growth and exchange. Convinced there is beauty in all things / people / places, I’m always anticipating the sights and sounds of any place I drift to next!
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.