About Me

I’m a traveler at heart, I find happiness in being in strange places, pushing the limits of my comfort zone, and immersing myself in new cultures.  I started traveling about 12 years ago and will never stop.  I’ve lived in many places….all over the US, Argentina, Guatemala, India, and Costa Rica to name a few.   I will soon be calling Barcelona home.

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I like chocolate éclairs, libraries, bees, shooting stars, people, trains, hot sauce, overweight animals, airports, and mosquito nets.

In late 2010 I was living in California.  I sold everything that I owned that did not fit into a backpack and hit the road.  I started in Argentina, my old stomping grounds, and headed north.   I have now been traveling for nearly 4 years.  What have I been up to all this time?

I shipwrecked off the coast of Panama in the middle of the night while trying to hitchhike from Colombia to Cuba on a sailboat

I lived in a VW Bus named Coco that I bought in Brazil…taking 3 months to drive it 8,000k from Southern Brazil to The Amazon

With Coco on a beach in Central Brasil
With Coco on a beach in Central Brasil
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Grape Picking

I worked for a season picking grapes in France

I worked on a cruise ship in Alaska

I worked as a waiter in a restaurant in New York City

I worked for an NGO in one of the largest slums in New Delhi

I worked on a goat farm in North Carolina

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Making bubbles on the streets of Hong Kong

I worked (sometimes just played) as a street performer making gigantic soap bubbles in China, New York, Italy, Spain, Burma, and Denmark

I learned to find the “adventure” in all the little challenges that a traveler must face.

I snuck across the border of Paraguay with the help of a 10 year old “coyote” (smuggler)

I climbed a 5000 meter mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal just south of the Tibetan border

I visited countless old friends all over the world and made countless new ones

I was saved by the kindness of strangers many times

I experienced love and heartbreak

I bought a car named Herbie in Germany and lived in that for a few months, driving it through 6 countries

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Me and Herbie in the Black Forest of Southern Germany

I slept on top of an 800 year old castle tower in Italy

I slept on beaches in Mexico

I slept in the streets of Marseille

Waking up with the sun
Waking up with the sun on a mountaintop in Spain

I slept on mountains in Spain

I slept in an abandoned building near the airport in the Bahamas

I slept under the stars….LOTS of nights

I finally made it to Cuba

I saw people living in absolute abject poverty and people spending thousands of dollars on one bottle of wine

I spent a day driving a motorcycle around in the Tibetan region of China

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With my monk buddy hanging on to the roof of a truck in Burma

I drank white beer in Belgium, Bordeaux in France, café con leche in Spain, Guiness in Dublin, green tea in China, rum in Cuba, chai in India, and aguardiente in Colombia

I rode on the top of a truck with two monks through the highlands of Burma

I met thousands of people….dreamers, artists, liars, lovers, movers, shakers, believers, leaders, losers and lunatics

I hitchhiked from Vancouver, Canada through Washington, Idaho, and Oregon

I became quite certain, beyond a reasonable doubt, that life is an incredible gift and to waste it an incredible sin

I hitchhiked 1,200 kilometers across Argentina

Hitchhiking somewhere in central Argentina
Hitchhiking somewhere in central Argentina

I hitchhiked from New York City to Savanah Georgia

I spent 5 days in the hospital with my brother in Colombia after he contracted some sort of jungle fever while we traipsing around in the Amazon.

I created a goal of raising $25,000 for charities.  To donate or learn more CLICK HERE

While on a mountaintop in the Pyranese I saw almost 20 falling stars in one night

I ate green curry in coconut milk in Thailand, bagels in New York, stinky cheese in France, pizza in Italy, fish and chips in London, tacos in Mexico, feijoada in Brazil, chapati in India, and sichuan chicken in China.

I bought a 125cc motorcycle named Billie-Jean and drove her 4,ooo kilometers through Spain, France, and Italy sleeping outside almost every night.

With Billie Jean somewhere in Italy
With Billie Jean somewhere in Italy

 I bought a 35 year old motorcycle in New Delhi, India and am in the process of driving it to Spain.  Her name is Bala.  The road ahead is long and looks something like this:

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The Pamir Highway in the mountains of Tajikistan (that’s China off to the left)

For more on that CLICK HERE or feel free to browse my old posts on the right of the screen.

I hope you are well as you read this, wherever you might be in the world!

If you want to contact me:

wheresjordan@gmail.com

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