About Jim Glendinning

Scots-born, Oxford-educated Jim Glendinning visited 136 countries in 50 years of travel. He tells of his adventures by car, truck, in a raft, on a horse and on foot around the world from Everest base camp to Panama´s Darien Gap. He worked in the travel industry for many years, and he describes challenges and rewards of running tours to Mexico, operating transatlantic charter flights and being a local tour guide. He finally settled in the university town of Alpine in the Big Bend region of West Texas, and he tells of the satisfaction of living in the desert and mountain region along the Mexican border.

“Glendinning is what my grandmother would have called a fiddlefoot and what I would call a compulsive traveler.”
Lonn Taylor, correspondent of the Big Bend Sentinel
November 1, 2012

Footloose Scot book review bigbendnow.com.

“Glendinning is a legend in the Big Bend (and other) travel circles”
January 22, 2009
“Glendinning: Alpine´s travelin´ man”
March 11, 2010
“Travel author, and native Scot, makes Big Bend his home”
August 23, 2002
 “Scottish tour guide comes to Alpine for `simple life´
July 2010, 2007