Category Around The World

Kauai, Hawaii by Helicopter

By Paul Tocatlian. It takes a bird’s eye view from a helicopter to see what the Hawaiian island of Kauai really looks like and witness the natural breathtaking beauty of the Garden Isle. Join us on our tour.


Memoirs of a Tourist, Made in Japan

By Paul Tocatlian. It has been two years since I visited Japan and spent eight awe-inspiring days in Tokyo and Kyoto – with a short trip to Mt Fuji. I decided to visit Japan because of its captivating sightseeing destinations and mesmerizing collage of the ancient and the modern.

Welcome To Napa Valley

Visiting Napa Valley

By Paul Tocatlian. It’s harvest time! Consider heading to Napa Valley for a day (or more) to enjoy the breathtaking views and hospitality of one of California’s premier viticultural areas.

Visiting Tuscany – Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

By Jacques Tocatlian. Some visitors come to Tuscany in search of fine arts. Others come to find peace and relaxation. Gourmets descend to enjoy exquisite wines and food. We were seeking a little bit of everything.

The Birthplace of Silicon Valley

A Visitor’s Guide to Silicon Valley – Geekman Style

By Paul Tocatlian. This article highlights some of the historical sites and current nerve centers of Silicon Valley, from its birthplace in a Palo Alto garage to the current headquarters of social networking giant Facebook.

Where to read Around The World in Eighty Missions

There are three places online where you can read “Around The World in Eighty Missions”, by Jacques Tocatlian: It’s available as a Google Book. You can also download it here. Or simply enjoy the rest of this blog section, where each post is a separate book chapter. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Around The World In Eighty Missions: Introduction

By Jacques Tocatlian. This Book is not an autobiography. It is rather the product of an interaction between imagination, experience, fiction, reminiscence and fantasy. A cocktail mixed in the environment of Unesco – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – and tempered by a sprinkling of light humor.