Twipper of the Month – September 2016: James Kelley from Escape Abroad.


Like many people, James believed traveling for longer than a week was too expensive, too dangerous and too difficult. James has worked the majority of his life behind a desk going after the “American dream” as he fantasized about the places beyond his backyard. He decided to go on a 10 day trip to Belize and that’s when everything changed. If you ask him today about what he thinks of traveling he would say, “Travel is to live. Traveling brings out so many emotions and unexpected experiences that you rarely, if ever, have in your normal, everyday life.”

As our Twipper of the Month for September, James now spends his days as a digital nomad and works wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection. Since he started his journey he has gotten over his fear of heights, loves field herping (searching for wild snakes and frogs) and scuba diving (he got to swim with the largest fish in the world), and hikes through rain forests and to the tops of volcanoes. He has shown his followers that sometimes taking a leap of faith can teach you amazing things about yourself and the world.