Brazil from North to South

The Portuguese settlers to the Americas created one of the largest countries in South America with a vast diversity of peoples and culture.  In an attempt to capture some of the variety I took several trips to various regions of the country.  The tale is perhaps best captured in animated fashion.  So this post will…

Hawaii

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean a vast mountain rises from the sea floor. It’s one of the most continually active volcanoes on the planet. The Hawaiian archipelago is a great place for jungle lovers and lava enthusiasts alike. https://leapingaroundtheworld.wordpress.com/hawaii/

Annapurna range, Nepal

The highest mountain range in the world is a mystifying destination for travelers and photographers who come to trek into the foothills of the Annapurnas.  While it takes a few weeks out of your normal life, it feels like you come back a different person.   Here is the story of my first and second third…

Did I really see that?

There’s a funny thing about being human: We don’t observe all that is there.  I’ve found that the mind has a kind of lens that only permits certain aspects of a scene to enter consciousness.  The camera has haunted me in some travels by showing me aspects of where I was that I had not…