Hey, I’m James, and this is kind of my internet-journal. When I was 6 years old, my parents moved out of our nice house in Virginia, U.S.A, and decided to buy and live on a boat for a year. This lasted just a bit longer then we expected, by about a decade or so, and now at 16 I’m sitting in an apartment in Malaysia.
I’ve grown up (and continue to grow up) traveling, not exactly like a typical traveller. The first 2 years on the boat were pretty amazing for a 6 year old to experience with his family, my sister 4 years older than me. We bought the boat in St. Croix, in the Virgin Islands of the Carribean, and sailed to tons of beautiful islands, from St.Thomas to Puerto Rico. We then made the plunge up the East Coast of the United States, going all the way up to Rhode Island. A little after a year, we headed back down south again, and decided to go right this time, along Central America. We were heading for Panama, but stopped in Mexico for gas and ended up staying for over 5 years. In this time, we traveled to Belize and Guatemala, and even left the boat for 2 months to go backpack through Europe, from Spain, past Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Slovenia, and all the way to the Czech Republic, and when we returned to Mexico, we already had our next destination in mind. After planning a 2 week sailing adventure through the Belizean Isles, and up the Rio Dulce in Guatemala that ended up lasting 2 months, we said au revoir to the boat and took a month-long trip to Malaysia, taking a Cruise Ship from Canada to Japan, stopping briefly in Russia and several ports along Japan. From Tokyo, we hopped onto a plane down to Penang, Malaysia, where we live in an apartment overlooking a floating mosque.
Now that you’ve found my Internet-Journal, let me tell you why I keep it. I’ve gone from living on a boat in the Caribbean, to staying in tiny apartments in Madrid, from living over mosques blasting prayers 5 times a day in Bahasa in Malaysia, to living in cabins isolated in the middle of the Indonesian Jungle. From the busiest intersection in the world, to an island with some of the best beaches in the world, all this information can make my head spin. I’m keeping this blog not only to share, but to give myself just a bit more clarity over the years of traveling I’ve done, and to prepare myself for more adventures that are soon to come. Now I’m getting ready to explore the many amazing places, from Elephant Sanctuaries to Monky Beaches, that Southeast Asia has to offer.
On here I write articles, make Vlogs and videos, and just try to record as much as I can here on the internet. I post something new every Monday and Thursday. Like my page on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, or Subscribe through Email (look a little to the right… there you go) to know when a new article is up.
P.S Check out my introduction Video “Sincerely, James in Vancouver Canada” for even more information.