My name is Jim Bennett, aka The Transglobalist. Since October of 2012, I’ve been a full-time adventure traveler. That’s when I abandoned the cubicle-based lifestyle of corporate America, relocated to Nepal, and began a process of direct, personal engagement with the world which I hope will last for the rest of my life.
Truth be told, I’ve always been something of a restless spirit, easily bored. In just the past few years I’ve spent countless hours as a skydiver, paraglider pilot, long distance cyclist, daily blogger, and even amateur dancer (Argentine tango & salsa). All this in addition to my ongoing career as a software engineer. Before that, I spent eleven years becoming the best musician I could be—studying at the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School, and (with the help of two Fulbright Scholarships) at the Music Conservatory and University in Cologne, Germany.
Not that any of that matters. What matters to me is the chance I took on a different kind of life, and on that front, so far, so good.
To each of you, on whatever journey you find yourself, I wish you bon courage.
Your Quixotic Wanderer,