John was born in Brisbane, Queensland and grew up in Redcliffe where he roamed the beaches and played backyard cricket with his mates. His career spanned from mowing lawns and packing groceries to get through University; to being one of six in the global leadership team of travel giant Flight Centre limited.
In between serious bouts of work, John has travelled through over 80 countries and been shot at, poisoned, tear-gassed, robbed at gunpoint and locked up in an African jail. He has also stowed away in a Colombian cargo plane, ridden across countries on the back of trucks and the roofs of buses, flown in an ultralight over the Zambezi, and been a passenger in two train derailments.
He now lives with his wife and two children in the comparative safety of the Currumbin Valley on Australia’s Gold Coast. He considers it their base camp for new adventures.