Jim's home is in the hills of Bali. He is a student of Balinese Topeng (mask dance) and has performed in Bali and in the USA. When Jim first arrived in Ubud in 1974 you could count the number of tourists on one hand, water was carried up from the river, and the only lighting was by kerosene lamp. He has seen many changes in Bali since those early days but the Spirit remains the same. Jim has experienced many great days with his daughter, Gitana and son, Made', who have been enjoying Bali since childhood. Jim has been married to Dottie for 9 years and they share a home together in Santa Rosa. Dottie travels on many of the Spirit Journeys but Bali is her favorite destination.
Inspired by the culture of Bali he continued his education and graduated from Sonoma State with a degree in Cultural Anthropology focusing upon the dance and music of Bali. Jim has studied with many Topeng masters including the revered Pak Tempo of Tampaksiring, Nyoman Wenton of Cal Arts of Los Angeles, Pak Tutor of Petulu, I Gusti Ngurah Windia from Carangsari and the contemporary Anak Agung Anom Putra of Ubud
Bali Advisor Jim has been leading tours, giving travel advice and providing low airfares to Bali Since 1984 and he created Bali Advisor in 1997Jim Cramer. One of the leading experts in Bali Travel Jim has send hundreds of travelers to Bali. He says its easy selling Bali travel as he has allot of repeat travelers who have been gotten the Bali Buzz and need a fix every year or two.
In 2003 Jim Founded Spirit Tours and has not only lead Spiritual tours to Bali but taken groups to Thailand, Egypt, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica. S. Africa, Japan, Bhutan, Ireland, and Sedona, AZ.
"Thanks for creating such a fabulous trip! Your passion, consciousness, love and flexibility combined with lots of organizational skills created the space for spirit to show up magnificently."
Roy and Candace