Born into a military (RCAF) family, Jim moved around Canada quite a bit, the wanderlust of travel has always given him itchy feet. Unfortunately, the pocketbook doesn’t always match the need! Jim worked paper routes and pumped gas as a child. He was a DJ with Canadian Forces Network in the provinces of Alberta and Quebec; a professional news broadcaster/photo journalist for four years; a forest fire fighter; a lab foreman and assayer in the coal mining industry; and a computer programmer. Jim has been employed with the City of Vancouver for the past 22 years. He is an amateur photographer and writer. He has travelled throughout most of Canada, a number of locations in the United States as well as South Africa and Cuba.