Hey everyone. My name is James =) I was born in 1990 in the best city in the world, Brisbane, Australia. I have an older brother by 3 years who couldn’t have much more of an opposite personality to me, however we are great friends! Ever since I got a taste of traveling on our first family holiday I have never quenched the thirst to visit every corner of the globe. I had a few little ski trips with dad, my travel buddy thus far, during the last few years of school including touring alot of the mid-west USA and New Zealand. I graduated school in 2007 and undertook a full time carpentry apprenticeship and still managed to zip off to NZ or USA on my holidays to go to new and exciting cold weather places.
I know it sounds very cliche, but you see, I am probably what you would call an adrenaline junkie. I will try anything. From base jumping from the Sky-Tower in NZ, to snowboarding through trees faster than I should and just general skylarking business. Then in 2009 I came unstuck a bit and had a motorcycle accident and ended up losing my left leg from the knee down. Still doesn’t stop me. I will still give everything feasible a good ol’ whirl because I like to think that I will never know if I can’t do something until I try.
After a fairly extensive rehab period I returned to full time carpentry work for 12 months. It was also during this time I was working that Dad and I were preparing Penny for our London to Cape Town adventure at the start of 2012. Now that was amazing! London to Cape Town was Dad (and Penny’s) second enduro rally, however it was my first.
I decided that my body could not physically keep up with the tough condition that my carpentry job demanded and I stopped work to become a full time Uni student. I have just finished my first semester at uni (end of 2012) with very pleasing results if I don’t say so myself. Now I’m off again to South America for this rambunctious rally. Six months of uni and then taking a six month hiatus (I will miss the first 5 weeks of the term so I have deferred) to travel, what a life 😀
This South American trip will also bring up the final continent (habitable continent. Not counting Antarctica) for me to visit and travel. Lets hope it is good one!