The Jinja Blog

This is not my beautiful house!
This is not my beautiful wife!
Well…. how did I get here?!

I won a Caribbean island on a gameshow.
It was the second coolest thing I've ever done...

Every great journey starts with a big idea. My big idea was to visit every country in the world, without flying. Many said it was impossible, it couldn’t be done, it was a fool’s errand.

But one day, after four long years of blood, sweat and beers, that idea became reality.

You can read all about The Odyssey Expedition by tapping on the link below.

I officially finished the journey at the end of January 2013 and by the summer of that year I was already ready for my next adventure, and so I signed up to be a contestant on SOS Island: a Samsung-sponsored survival show hosted by Les Stroud.

And guess what? I won.

The prize was $100,000 towards an island adventure of my choice. Thus began The Road To Jinja Island.

But before becoming the lord and master of my very own taste of paradise, my girlfriend and I ran around Belize, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras on what we called The Ruta Maya.

We then travelled south to Bocas Del Toro, Panama where I embarked on an three-year long adventure living off-grid on the tropical island I named Jinja Island.