About Us

jamesshannon_biophoto_pursuitofexcitementYour intrepid adventurer, after an excursion to Koh Phi Phi Leh, back in February 2011.

The Pursuit of Excitement is a blog that promotes the notion of designing your life around the things that quicken your pulse, make you sit up straight in your chair when you read about them, and make you bound out of bed in the morning revved up and ready to go!

While there are many hobbies, careers, and life paths that will achieve this for many people, the initial focus of this blog will be on global travel and adventure sports.  If you know of an excitement-generating topic that you would love to see covered, please connect with me and tell me all about it!

About the Blogger: James, blogger and avid adventure seeker, decided in 2009 to pursue his dreams, renouncing the default plan of society (i.e. get an expensive education, get a job you hate, get up to your eyeballs in mortgage debt, and then retire with a pension that may or may not be there for you 40 years from now) in favour of his own plan, on his own terms.  Having escaped a career path that he fell into out of college,  James is pursuing the aspects of life he once thought of as escapes from reality, aiming to make them reality.

 Current adventure (as of February 2013): Obtain employment as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and then change the lives of some Korean youngsters, while using the Republic of Korea as my base to begin exploring East Asia (Korea, Japan, China, etc).


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E-mail: jamestylershannon at gmail dot com



  1. James, I would love to have you write your story of revolutionary, deeply transformative personal change for my magazine, Rethinking Everything. I think our readers would love to know more about you.

    Say yes?

    Barb Lundgren

    Rethinking Everything Magazine


  2. Hey James,

    How are you doing?

    Thanks for liking my posts so much. Have a sexy Rexy hug from me! 🙂

    Are you in SE Asia? Where are ya?

    • No problem, you have a well-written blog, and enjoy receiving e-mail notifications about your new posts! I am in SE Asia right now, on Mindoro Island in the Philippines (3 hours south of Manila), chilled out place visited more by pinoys than by foreigners!

      Thanks for following my humble l’il weblog, cheers!


  3. Dear james do you have history dating back to Liverpool in your family tree, contact me

    • As far as know, I don’t. Having said that, I haven’t really researched my family tree, so I’m not sure. I do know I’m 1/4 English, as my mother’s father was a Dixon…

  4. So you’re teaching English to Koreans. How do you like the culture? and the food? 😀

    • Haven’t got there yet … still in Canada working with recruiters trying to land a job … I will be there soon enough!

      • Hmm. Good luck!

  5. I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out the details here!


    • Thanks! I’ll do a post on this soon! 🙂

  6. You have nice blog and I like to review it..

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