Who is The Transglobalist?

 

Greetings, and welcome to The Transglobalist.

I am a skydiver, paraglider pilot, cyclist, cultural omnivore, iconoclast, sometimes musician, inveterate contrarian, social irritant, amateur tanguero & salsero, would-be adventurer and bon vivant-in-training currently located in Pohkara, Nepal.

Amongst other, less flattering, monikers, my friends call me Jumpsalot because, well, I’m rather fond of leaping from perfectly good airplanes–but all that has changed, at least for a while.

With a little luck, I managed to depart the United States in April 2013 for a 12 to 18 month Asian adventure. My journey begins with paragliding in beautiful Pokhara, Nepal, then continues in northeastern India with more paragliding and some bicycle touring–in the highest, and most remote, rideable roads in the world. I’ll return to Nepal for (you guessed it) more paragliding sometime that fall.

During the winter months, I’m hoping to travel by bicycle through the Greater Mekong region–some combination of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, ending this year-long adventure in an amazing locale which I haven’t yet considered.

“You only live once,” my mama sez. I say most people don’t even manage that much, and I’m determined not to be one of those people.

My Jumpsalot persona will be adopting a decidedly transglobal mien for the foreseeable future, appearing hereby, and forthwith, transglobally, as The Transglobalist–via a self-induced, proprietary process of transubstantial transmogrification patented in 27 countries, 3 solar systems, one Banana Republic, and the District of Columbia (oh, wait, I guess that makes it two Banana Republics). Until further notice, it will be my task–and my pleasure–to enjoy, espouse, and otherwise bask in the glow of my own brand of anarchic transglobalism.

I hope you will join me on this journey. If nothing else, I promise to post lots of pretty pictures, videos, and stories sacred and profane–in an unfolding transglobal narrative. C’mon! At the very least, it oughtta be entertaining, no?

Your Quixotic Wanderer,
le Transglobaliste

Aside from this blog (which is the only place where all content will be available), you can share my travels via the following links:

Facebook.com/Transglobalist
@transglobalist on Twitter
Vimeo.com/Jumpsalot
YouTube.com/JWB3Jumpsalot