About The Flat Foot Adventurer

The Flat Footed AdventurerI’m Jay, the flat foot adventurer.

My goal in life is simple: I want to travel, have adventures, and write about them.

I jokingly refer to myself as the flat foot adventurer: with flat feet, bow legs and no sense of direction I’m the person least likely to be an adventurer. But that’s also what drives me: the desire for adventure and overcoming adversity. I hiked the Inca Trail and drove a pack of huskies across the Arctic Circle. I moved my life to Australia.

Next, I am going on an expedition to Costa Rica, where I will live and work for a few months.

Through my writing, I aim to inspire, entertain and educate an audience.

I want to inspire adventurous people to travel and have adventures of their own. I want to provide entertainment and escapism to people who don’t want to travel. And I want them all to learn something new from my travels.

Since I was a child, I have loved to write and tell stories. I had a head full of crazy ideas and a burning desire to write them all down. Not much has changed, I’m still that little boy, writing down his stories for anyone that will read them.

I dream of travelling the length of North & South America in one trip, of finding and writing about Australia’s coolest small towns, of the pyramids and volcanoes of Balinese jungles.

You can read more from me at jaychesters.tumblr.com and follow me on Twitter @jameschesters

8 Replies to “About The Flat Foot Adventurer”

  1. I thought “barefooted” in your adventuresso you feel the energy of each place you experience… for some reason
    Thank you for stopping by my cyberworld…I appreciate it
    and as I wander around yours, I think I am going to enjoy
    your adventures!
    Thank you again!
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladyblue

  2. Hi James,

    Are you really flat footed, want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in March, wanted to know if you had climbed any mountains and what effect the mountain climbing had on your feet. You would be my motivation to summiting Kilimanjaro

    1. Hi Sheila,
      I really am flat-footed, and to complicate things further I have bow-legs! I only found out the problems I had with my legs when I was on the Inca trail, climbing mountains in Peru — I mention this because neither flat feet or bow legs held me back. If you’re planning on tackling Kili in March then you must already be in training and going on weekend hikes in your boots, how does that feel?

      Flat feet should be no barrier to your ambitions — I’d advise consulting a podiatrist to get their medical opinion on what you can do to mitigate the pain you feel in your feet, but you can get inserts or insoles for your boots that will help, too. I met someone else with flat feet in Peru who not only climbs mountains but runs marathons! Best of luck to you :)

      1. Hi James,
        I summited Mount Kilimanjaro in March , it was a fantastic feeling, had problems breathing, but I got to the top. Thank you for the inspiration…..

      2. Thanks for the Motivation Jay, I got to the top of Kilimanjaro…..in March……you are right, being flat footed should not be a barrier to my ambition

  3. Thanks for coming back and giving me an update, Sheila — I’m glad I could offer inspiration, and so pleased to hear your flat feet won’t be a barrier to your ambition either :)

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