A blogging bootmaker with a passion for volunteering
The photo above, shared by Jim McIntosh, was taken during his volunteer placement with the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA), a Namibian organisation working on long-term sustainable solutions to facilitate the peaceful co-habitation between farmers, the community and desert elephants.
Jim is a traveller in the Matador Network, a custom shoemaker and a passionate blogger. He was recently involved in co-ordinating Blog4NZ, a grassroots blogging and social media effort to support New Zealand travel in the wake of the Canterbury earthquake.
In Jim’s words :
I want to write about our lifetime of travel, beginning in the mid 70′s but in a manner to highlight wildlife conservation or social issues. Travel has been a priority in our lives, ever since that 6 months in UK and Europe soon after we married. Even with 3 kids in nappies we still travelled, even though it was in an old caravan we towed up and down New Zealand. So I need to develop a unique edge with my travel writing based on our real experiences. Rather than just writing about a place, I’ll tell a story from our experience. I’m not writing to be published -I don’t need to build a writing career. But there are issues I can help highlight.
Read more from Jim on his blog Holes in My Soles