Within this edition of Celebrity Travel Addicts, we talk with a world traveller, JJ Yosh, actor. We chat with JJ about that which made him want to explore a memorable trip he chose going on adventures with his cat, the planet, plus a whole lot more! Have a look at his favorite destinations around the globe and discover where he is off to next!
How did your passion for traveling begin?
Back in school at The University of California Santa Barbara, I was a member of this Excursion Club at which we explore the mountains and would lead team hikes. This is when I became hooked and went backpacking for the first time! I started traveling after, with my backpacking abilities to camp and hike — from the mountains of Bolivia into the base camp of Mount Everest.
Just how many days/weeks are you currently travel in any given calendar year? What are the types of places you like to go to?
You have gone from beach clean-ups in Honduras, on lots of experiences that were special to ghost hunting in pubs in Denver. What would you say is your most adventure you’ve gone on? Please tell us a bit about it.
I travel once each month, also, and sometimes for short distances such as a recent weekend visit to Buena Vista Colorado longer experiences, like earlier this year, going to Ireland for a week, along with now Kenya winter for about a week. I love to see places I haven’t been that have fun activities to do. Back in Wales, I went a loony head-first model of river rafting, zip-lining, along with rock climbing!
You often travel to your adorable cat, Simon, who seems to be the most daring cat on media. What made you want to shoot him?
Kenya was pretty unique! I travelled with Lifestraw to deliver clean drinking water to villages. It was amazing and unlike everywhere else I’ve seen — Very surreal to awaken and see giraffes and elephants at the distance from the roof of this hotel.
Along with your travels, you worked as an actor. Have any of the abilities required for all those professions ever influenced or impacted vice versa or your travels? In that case, how?
Simon required to be taken along! I’d be leaving and he would attempt to leave with me, so try walking along with him outside and I decided to get him a leash. We were soon doing trails weekly. He loves being outside, he is always hunting for grasshoppers and crickets.
What do you want viewers learn and to achieve from the work?
Where I co-hosted a adventure traveling show one of my TV appearances was for a Discovery/TLC show. I got to put my skills to function as we blossom through ancient woods explored local mountains, and went windsurfing, all while the camera rolled.
Give us a’Top 5′ list for one of the top 3 destinations. Like a mini-guide or a to-do list of sorts. It can be anything from your favorite hotel, the ideal place to have lunch, the ideal holiday season, etc..
My abilities for acting and making I am sure have helped me become familiar in areas easier. I attempt to examine what locals do to understand that the cultures better once you’re working with group members and that is typically very important.
How many nations have you seen so far?
I started my path to talk about my experiences. I would like people to see the beauty of mother earth, so they can see firsthand why we will need to cherish and protect our world. Social media has made sharing with a bigger audience so much more easy. If we all work together we can save this world.
What are the top 3 favorite cuisines?
What’s your favorite restaurant on the planet? What dish do you recommend there?
What’s your favorite traveling film?
What’s your global airport?
Which city had the most friendly people?
My top 5 must to tries in Thailand are:
Who is your favorite traveling companion?
Visit Koh Toh — A small beautiful tranquil island in Thailand that isn’t overly touristy and contains an assortment of experiences.
What’s the best way to kill time?
Wat Phra Kaew — The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is also!
What’s the most exotic place your career has taken you?
What’s your piece of traveling advice for somebody who would like to, or is going to, embark on a lifetime of traveling?
Indian, Seafood in general, and Japanese
What are without?
I like cooking in the backcountry for myself and friends. …Not that I am the most amazing cook on earth but anything that you cook over an open flame with friends is going to taste good. I really like doing chicken, as well as cooking fish such as salmon.
What’s your dream destination?
What’s your favorite traveling quote?
The Singapore Changi Airport — it is out of the world!
Where are you headed next?
My cat Simon of class! He goes with the flow no matter what the activity. Sure he could have some reservations towards water, wind and heat — but he gets over it.
Assuming there is no available — listening to music and journaling. I enjoy making messenger lists to express my gratitude for all the blessings in my entire own life.
I totally loved visiting with the Maldives. Unquestionably among the greatest and most arduous destinations to achieve. The Maldives is as exotic as you can get — and what makes this country are thousands of islands that collectively make it. Each location is on another island. Imagine traveling to a buddies house on another island!
Go for it, the longer you wait the harder it’ll get to do! Also attempt to make as many friends along the way as possible. I’ve met life long buddies on each and every trip I’ve taken, those who have visited me in Boulder, or I’ve gone on excursions that were other with.
My cat Simon, a chocolate bar, a journal with a pencil, and my cell phone with music that is rich.
My dream destination that is top is Angel Falls in Venezuela.
“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the core of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” — John Muir
I will try and climb a few more Colorado 14’er mountains before the winter sets in. Last week Torreys Peak with pals climbed, the country is fantastic in the fall with Aspen trees turning gold all around.
I Am originally from San Jose.
My parents are of Japanese and Irish descent. I moved into Santa Barbara’s University where I studied chemical engineering and has been busy. After school, I started functioning as a actor and model at Denver and Boulder and moved to Boulder Colorado. On Tastemade Discovery, along with others I hosted on tv shows between 2010 — 2015. I wrote, acted, and led Ancient Tomorrow, in the movie. In 2017 I started working on constructing my media following, and embraced my cat Simon and Simon’s after his Instagram went viral! In 2011 I started Higher Earth Media. I work and reside at the foothills near Boulder Colorado, where we shoot content for patrons and produce films.
Instagram, Twitter Join with JJ Yosh and learn more about him and his travels on his site, along with Facebook! And follow Simon, his adorable traveling cat, on TikTok in @backpackingkitty and around Instagram!