Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 while at University, when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.
After graduating and working in the city, in 2005, Jim quit his job to travel all over South America. He was able to discover the inside track on Latin America by being open to its spontaneous and friendly culture; he looks back on extended stays with locals which all started with a chat in a bar or restaurant as being amongst the most memorable aspects of his travels. Jim gave Journey Latin America a call on his return, and in the intervening years has quickly progressed through the Group Tours team to become the departmental manager.
Jim has a soft spot for Central America, with its contrasts and vibrancy, and cosmopolitan Argentina. As a Classics graduate, his keen interest in history continuously draws him back to the ancient cultures of the Incas, Aztecs and Mayas and to awe-inspiring archaeological sites such as Tikal.