Arrival in Little Rock on April 12. I’m receiving greetings from the welcoming committee, my nephew Harris.


Nice as seen from the top of Castle Hill

Barcelona. Enjoying dinner with (l to r) Alexander, an Italian living in Brussels, Sophie and Kat from Perth, Australia and Lee from Ottawa, Canada.

Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

With Ulli Gruber in Eggendorf, Austria. Ulli is a filmmaker who I met in Hot Springs five years ago at the documentary film fest.

Biking through the villages near Eggendorf, Austria

Split, Croatia

The island of Hydra in Greece

The Sphyinx and the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt

A Jackson Hardebeest seen while on safari in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

A pair of giraffes and an acacia tree, Masai Mara, Kenya safari

My visit to a Masai Mara tribe, Southern Kenya

Group photo with the Gruenwalds and the Stadlers, all from Germany, during our trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro which is in the background.

I made it! Standing at Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 m./19,000 ft. MSL. It’s Africa’s highest point. This was the biggest highlight of a year filled with them.

Walking along the sand dunes at Sossusvlei, Namibia at sunrise

In Namibia with two of the many duchesses from Holland that I met throughout the world

The Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

The Taj in Agra, India

Here I am somewhere along the Tropic of Capricorn in Namibia

Havemack Mountain and Gabal Lake, Kashmir. This part of the world is the most beautiful that I’ve seen.

Two wonderful gypsy children that I met in rural Kashmir. The sweet girl on the right was a favorite of mine.

Phewa Tal Lake in Pokhara, Nepal

A tiny village along the Annapurna Circuit that I trekked for 10 days in Nepal. My guide, Ram, is on the left.

Bangkok. I’m the one on the right.

A girl uses a loom to make a shawl in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A young boy at a small village along the Mekong River near Luang Prabang, Laos. He is one of my favorites that I met.

A woman guides a boat down the tributaries of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Kuta Beach at Bali, Indonesia

Tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. The rainbow magically appeared when I stopped to take this photo, like it was supposed to happen.

The Arab Quarter, Singapore

Hong Kong

Angkor, Cambodia

A girl sells souvenirs outside one of the Angkor temples, Cambodia

Meeting a monk at Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet with Paul from Heidelberg and Cynthia from Amsterdam

A Tibetan pilgrim at Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet

Mount Everest and the Himalaya as seen from Tibet

Mount Everest Base Camp at 17,000 ft. MSL. I’m a little tired but very happy to have made it there.

A Tibetan man with his dog at an overlook of pristine Yamdrock Lake

The Great Wall, Beijing


Sydney Harbour

King’s Canyon in central Australia (the Outback)

Snorkelers at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia


Trying not to get blown off of the overlook at Tongariro Crossing on the North Island of New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing on the North Island of New Zealand

With Ella Salt near Nelson, New Zealand

A beautiful area along Highway 6 between Fox Glacier and Queenstown, New Zealand. It’s the most beautiful drive that I have driven. The runner up would be Route 45 between Paarl and Franschhoen, South Africa (near the Garden Route).

An overlook of Clinton Valley during my tramp along Milford Track, New Zealand. As usual, I’m above the clouds.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

Mount Cook, New Zealand

Rarotonga, one of the Cook Islands

Mala Mala Island, Fiji

I’m reflecting on the past twelve months.