Jim Harlan is an intrepid traveler with a ceaseless passion for extensively exploring the remote corners of the world, often too extensively. An accomplished pilot and SCUBA diver, the author has traveled to more than one hundred countries over the past thirty four years of his life. The author created and owns Uncommon Adventures Dive & Adventure Travel which he has been operating successfully since 1998. The author received the coveted Conde Nast Top Travel Specialist award in both 2006 & 2007. To learn more about Uncommon Adventures Travel please visit www.uncommonadventures.com
Seeking his first real adventure, a teenage boy sets out on a wintry morning in a rickety car. Little does he know that he is beginning an epic journey that will take him to the far reaches of the earth. Dauntless, he faces the dangers of guerilla warfare on two continents, an airplane crash in a jungle, the manipulations of cagey smugglers, and, among other perils, near death encounters with predators of all kinds. Unfailingly curious, he survives by his wits and his relentless desire to press on and see what else life can hold for him on land, in the air, and under the sea.