What A Great Day! - Color Run 2013 - San Francisco, CA

The Color Run: A Wonderful, Colorful, Insanely Fun Day!


Napa: Oxbow, Segways, Auberge, Hot Air, & Wine!

South Falls at Silver Falls State Park - Portland, OR

Portland: Wine, Waterfalls, & Winter Wonders

The View From The Top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse - West End, Bermuda

Bermuda: West End, Horseshoe Bay, & The Pink Bus

The Rocky Coastline of Porto Moniz - Funchal, Madeira

Funchal: 6 Hours & We Already Want To Return

Making Our Way Towards The Entrance - Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca: Hassan II & a Changing Morocco

The Pacific Princess - West End, Bermuda

Pacific Princess: Princess In A Smaller Package

Botanic Garden - Gibraltar, UK

Gibraltar: Casemates, Garden, & the Nachos

Another View - Montserrat, Spain

Barcelona: Up in the Sky at Montserrat

Christ is 35 Feet Across... The Duomo - Monreale, Italy

Palermo: Duomo, Secret Passageways, & Cathedral

The Coastline Just Mesmerizes - Amalfi Coast, Italy

Naples: Amalfi, the Feast, & Ercolano

Ruins at Palatine Hill - Rome, Italy

Rome: Relais 6, Coloseum, & a Vatican Circus

Grass is Greener

The Grass is Greener …


2013 Travel Kickoff: 100 Cruises Under $100/day


What A Year: The Next 365 Days & Your Journey…


The Power Of A Click… & A Request


Considering An Adoption Plan? This is Our Wish…


Good Things Come to Those Who Wait??

once upon a time

Once Upon A Time…


Are We Pregnant?


What I Want To Be When I Grow Up…


Waiting to Wait


It’s Ok: Open Adoption, Opening Up, & Letting Go


Required Viewing: One Adoption Story


Introduction to Adoption: Part 2


Adoption: Myths about Birthparents


Introduction To Adoption: Part 1


Adoption: How did we get here?


Adoption: Our Next Journey is One of the Heart…

Looking Out Over The Crown Bay Harbor of Charlotte Amalie - St. Thomas, USVI

St. Thomas: Scenic Views, Gardens & Magen’s Bay

A View Of The French Capital Marigot - Philipsburg, St. Maarten

St. Maarten: Marigot, Maho Beach, & Airplanes

The Docklands As Seen From Shirley Heights - St. George's, Antigua

Antigua: Docklands, Devil’s Bridge, & Long Bay


2012: New Year… New Journeys… What’s Yours?

The Small Fishing Port of Anse La Raye - Castries, St. Lucia

St. Lucia: Pitons, Johnny Cakes, & Tropical Gardens

North Point As The Waves Roll In - Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados: Harrison’s Cave, St. James, & Coastlines

Trunk Bay, St. John - St. Thomas, USVI

St. John: Return to Trunk Bay

A Variety of Spices To See, Smell, And Sample - St. George's, Grenada

Grenada: Spices, Mona Monkeys, & Annandale Falls

Emerald Pool - Roseau, Dominica

Dominica: Emerald Pool, Mr. Nice, & Trafalgar Falls

Brimstone Hill Fortress - Basseterre, St. Kitts

St. Kitts: Romney Manor, Brimstone, & Frigate Bay

The View From Buck Island - St. Croix, USVI

St. Croix: Big Beards, Buck Island, & Coral Rash


One Journey Ends… With Many More To Begin…

Leura Cascades - Katoomba, Australia

Blue Mountains: Join Us On The Explorer Bus

Aboriginal Painting At Tjupakai - Oak each, Australia

Cairns 2: Tjapukai, Skyrail, & Kuranda

Several Fish Swimming In The Reef - Oak Beach, Australia

Cairns: Daintree, Cape Trib, & Great Barrier Reef

A Slowly Rising Moon And Uluru At Sundown - Yulara, Australia

Uluru 2: Sacred Walks, Sunset, BBQ, & Camels Too!

Final Moments Before Sunset - Yulara, Australia

Uluru: Sounds of Silence & A Breathtaking Sunrise

The Penguin Parade at Phillip Island - Cowes, Australia

Phillip Island: Join Us For A Penguin Parade

Looking South At Sunset - Great Ocean Road, Australia

Great Ocean Road: Scenic Vistas & The 12 Apostles

A View From The Top - Halls Gap, Australia

Grampians: Detours Can Be Good For The Soul…

Barossa Valley Vineyards - Adelaide, Australia

Barossa: Wine, Wine, & Did We Mention Wine?

The Remarkables At Kangaroo Island - Adelaide, Australia

Kangaroo Island: Seals, Scenic & Remarkables

Tandem Jumping In The Wake Of Our Catamaran - Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Bay Of Islands: Dolphins & The Hole In The Rock

Viewing Mt. Manganui From A Nearby Island - Tauranga, New Zealand

Tauranga: Mt. Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, & Rena

Riding Segways At Devonport's North Head - Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland: Rangitoto, Devonport, and Segways!

Beautiful Coloring On The Kaka Bird - Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington: Zealandia – A New Zealand Nature Sanctuary

Beautiful and Picturesque Harbour - Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa: Swimming With The Dolphins! Almost…

Taieri Gorge Railway Crosses A Steel Bridge - Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin: We’re Going On A Train!

In The Early Morning Light - Fjordland, New Zealand

Fjordland: Scenic Cruising In The Sounds

Purples, Yellows, Browns, and Greens - Noumea, New Caledonia

Noumea: Fantastic Snorkeling With Aquanature

A Beach All To Yourself - Dravuni Island, Fiji

Dravuni Island: Welcome To Paradise

Waiseli Rainforest Preserve - Savusavu, Fiji

Savusavu: Laughter, Sweat, & Rainforests

The Eldest Male and Villagers Watch the Kava Cermony - Suva, Fiji

Suva: Jewel of Fiji’s Awesome Foursome

Orchid At The Garden of the Sleeping Giant - Port Denarau, Fiji

Port Denarau: Our First Taste of Fiji

Rope Guides Assist Waterfall Hikers Towards The Top - Port Vila, Vanuatu

Vanuatu: Climbing The Mele Cascades

Unspoiled and Untouched - Lifou, New Caledonia

Lifou: Island Life Away From The Hustle & Bustle

Port Arthur from the Harbour - Hobart, Australia

Hobart Day 2: Port Arthur & Convict Life

Horseshoe Falls - Hobart, Australia

Hobart Day 1: Bonorong & Majestic Waterfalls

The Vale on the Way to Cradle Mountain - Burnie, Australia

Burnie: Sharing Beautiful Tasmania With Family

The Riverfront and Flinders Street Station - Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne: A City That Takes It Footy Seriously!

A Massive Cellar at the National Wine Centre - Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide: Where History, Beauty, and Culture Join

One of the Steel Suspension Bridges - Valley of the Giants, Australia

Albany: Treetops, William Bay, & The Gap


Bunbury: Great Wine, Beautiful Wineries!

A Secluded Cove on the West End - Rottenest Island, Australia

Fremantle: Rottnest Island & Doing Hard Time

Thousands of Colorful Lanterns at Ubud Market - Bali, Indonesia

Bali: An Island of Beauty, Inside and Out

Wangi Falls at Litchfield National Park - Darwin, Australia

Darwin: Waterfalls, Litchfield, & Termites?!?

Entering The Water - Port Douglas, Australia

Port Douglas: Crocs, Crocs, & More Crocs!

Snorkeling In The Whitsundays - Airlie Beach, Australia

Airlie Beach: Sun, Snorkel, and Sand!

Koalas Sleep 18-20 Hours A Day - Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane: Koalas, Kangaroos, and Wombats, Oh My!

Sydney Harbour - Sydney, Australia

Sydney: Welcome to Australia!


A US Traveller’s Crash Course in Metric…

Flowers on the Water's Edge - Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch: A City Ready to Rebuild

Yellow Eyed Penguins at a Nesting Site - Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

South and East: Bluff, Catlins, & Dunedin

People Jumping Off Of A Perfectly Good Bridge - AJ Hackett Bungy, New Zealand

Queenstown: Snow & So Much to Do!

The Sub-Tropical Rain Forest - Karamea, New Zealand

South Island: The First 4 Days


10 Things I Have Learned in My First 10 Days

Writers Walk - Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington: Te Papa, Gardens, Beehive, & Mt. Vic

Geothermal Lake and Steam - Waimangu, New Zealand

Rotorua: Sulphur, Geothermals, and Te Po

Walking Through The Limestone Caves - Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo: Glowworms, Caves, & Bushwalks

The Bay of Islands - Waitangi, New Zealand

Northland: Pahia, Cape Reinga, & 90 Mile Drive

Self Portrait @ Auckland Harbor - Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland: Where Big City Meets Kiwi Charm…


Kia Ora: The First 24 Hours…


The Day That Almost Doesn’t Exist…


The First Step…


How-To: Packing for 3, 7, 10, 14, or 100 Days


It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye…


Keeping a Home Safe While Away


100 Days… Unlimited Possibilities…


5 Things I Can’t Wait to Experience on the Journey


Your Music Favorites = The Next Journey Playlist


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