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

It’s a long and complicated story. But it all starts with a great idea. That idea became The Odyssey Expedition – the first surface journey to every country in the world without flying. (Clicking that link will take you to a separate website.)

It wasn’t long after successfully finishing that adventure that I signed up for my next one: SOS Island…  a Samsung-sponsored Survivor-like gameshow hosted by Les Stroud.

To cut a long story short, 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 island, my then-girlfriend Casey and I ran around Belize, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras on what we called the Ruta Maya.

Then we travelled south to Bocas Del Toro, Panama and embarked on an adventure living off-grid on a tropical island paradise we call Jinja Island.