The Story of Pocket Jamie
(and his adventures)
My favorite book series is called Outlander which currently includes eight books and a television show that launched in 2014. The series is about an English nurse, Claire Beauchamp, from 1945 that accidentally time travels to 1743. Upon arrival, she is swept up in a whirlwind relationship with the Scottish Highlander, James Fraser.
To promote the show, STARZ Network urged fans to print out their own cut out of Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan, and upload their photos of him for a chance to be featured on their page.
I loved the idea because I usually travel alone and I hate taking selfies or asking people to take my photo. There have been many new places that I ventured to with just Pocket Jamie as my company and it was nice to have photographic proof that I was actually there. Even though I’ve taken dozens of photos and shared them with family and friends, I was always too embarrassed to ever upload my photos to Twitter or Facebook for official recognition.
I recently retired Pocket Jamie after two years of travel because he was honestly starting to look a little worn down. In tribute to PJ, my favorite travel buddy, I’ve put together a collection of his photos and all of the places that he’s been.