That’s my mission. I learned the great art of jumpy pictures from one of my best friends, Elisabeth, and have since used it to spice up my travel photos (and life in general). I hope you’ll follow and support me on my mission to take a perfect jumpy pic on every continent. So far, I have North America, South America, and Asia. Alas, though I’ve been to Europe and Africa, it was when I was not yet a jump shot aficionado. What a dull life I led back then. So, I guess I’ll just have to go back and try again. Tough life, I know.

It’s Monday again (lame), so it’s photo time. This time I’m going to share some of my fave jumpy pictures, in case you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about. And in case you needed another example of how cool I am.

And please note, from here on out I am calling this weekly photo feature “Meatless Monday.” This is due to the limited amount of words I’ll use, and to show my solidarity with vegetarians, whose cult I would very dearly love to join, but can’t because… I am weak. (In all honesty, I eat very little meat — partly out of broke-ness, partly out of veg ideals — but can’t stand the thought of not trying a local delicacy while traveling. Or being super annoying at dinner parties.)

North America

Jumping in the aspens of Breckenridge, Colorado
Amidst the aspens in Breckenridge, Colorado

South America

Jumping off a pyramid in Tikal, Guatemala
Free-falling off a pyramid of Tikal, Guatemala.


Jumping over the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia
Sand dunes in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.

What do you think? Do you take jumpy pictures? If not, are you going to start? I am contemplating writing a tutorial on “how to take the perfect jumpy pic,” as I have gained a few tricks from (LOTS of) trial and error. If I get some good feedback in the comments, then I’ll share my secrets!