Kyoto, Japan

The “spiritual heart” of Japan is a place I’ve journeyed to many times when I lived in Japan.  The importance of this city lies in the fact that Kyoto and Nara were the previous capitals of Japan during the era that Buddhism arrived and became a mainstream philosophy for the country.  Visit one of my…

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…