Jan was born and raised in Kenya. He spent much of his childhood travelling around the country with his family. After completing his studies in London in 2015, he moved back to Kenya to work for IDC, a development consultancy firm with clients across East Africa. Although he often travels for work, he spends the majority of his free time exploring and writing about destinations on and off the beaten track in Kenya. Over the last few years, his articles have featured in the Sunday Nation's long-running Going Places column, which was started by his father, John Fox, in the early nineties.