Charlie, or CJ as he is known, is a true wandering spirit with twelve fully stamped passports and a whole load of stories to prove it.
Winner of the Silver Medal in the 2013 Wanderlust World Guide Awards (the Oscars of the independent travel world), CJ’s early travelling career started by hitching around South America. Since then he has spent 20 years driving tens of thousands of miles, quite literally to the ends of the earth, on every continent as an overland expedition leader. This involved travelling throughout The Americas, Africa, The Middle East, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Central Asia and pioneering commercial overland expeditions to China, Russia and Mongolia.
A natural linguist, he speaks 6 languages (German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic). He is also a qualified commercial yacht skipper with various trans-Atlantic crossings under his belt. All this experience and knowledge, plus various qualifications in travel medicine and leadership skills, combined with a genuine passion for travel make Charlie the perfect travelling companion.