Haiti

My children and I volunteered for 6 years in the northern part of the Dominican Republic. And while we had crossed the border and traveled into Haiti, we wanted to see more of the country. In 2014, we flew into Port Au Prince and then traveled overland from there to Monte Cristi in the Dominican Republic.

Port Au Prince is an exciting place to travel – alive with commerce! It seems that everyone there is an entrepreneur selling goods and services on the city’s bustling streets.

Yes, the country is one of the poorest in the region and world, however pigeon holing this country into that narrative is doing it a disservice. Sure, it’s poor but it has heart.

This is a country of artists and ingenuity … check out this cool bus. These are all over the city. I’m telling you … this country is a photographer’s paradise!

We rode horses in northern Haiti, to the top of the Citadelle, the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere. When Haiti was seeking its independence in the 1800s, it was designed to withstand an attack from France.

United Republic of Tanzania

The famed Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania at sunriseThis image shaped and changed my perspective. '19 Country Information: The United Republic of Tanzania, or Tanzania for short! The capital is Dodoma and the country’s population size is about 56 million. The official...

Vatican City

At the Vatican with the family, 2017. Jim's Perspectives: Traveling with the family has been the biggest highlight! After 100s of solo journeys around the world it was fun to play tour guide in Germany, Switzerland and Italy and Vatican City. Took sightseeing tours of...

Norway

1992: Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway Uh, too weird. Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway in 1992 Visited here in 1992, and hope to return soon! In Norway, the capital city is Oslo. There are officially 5.5 million Norwegians living here. The official languages are Bokmal...