One Journey Ends… With Many More To Begin…

What a ride…

100 Days…

42,000+ Miles…

50+ TheNextJourney Posts…

1325 Pictures Posted Online…

6 Countries…

9 Rental Cars…

55 Days Onboard Ship…

20 Hotels, Motels, Hostels, and B&Bs…

24 Cruise Ports Of Call…

30+ Methods of Transportation (including Gondola, Jet Boat, Camel, Segway, & Bamboo Raft)…

Countless New Experiences Had and New Friends Made…

 

Does This Qualify as a Bagpipe Band? - Melbourne. Australia

Does This Qualify as a Bagpipe Band? – Melbourne. Australia

USS Arizona Memorial -- Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

USS Arizona Memorial — Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

Matiatia Bay - Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Matiatia Bay – Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Aboriginal Cave Paintings Teach And Share Stories - Yulara, Australia

Aboriginal Cave Paintings Teach And Share Stories – Yulara, Australia

Limestone Growing Over Time - Waitomo, New Zealand

Limestone Growing Over Time – Waitomo, New Zealand

 

We have just one question… “When does the next adventure begin?”

Without hesitation, we’re both in agreement that we could have done another 100 days, but the realities of our current situation were also starting to sink in.  We still have a home in California that we love, family and friends that were certainly missed, and before more large-scale globetrotting commences, another substantial financial savings period will need to begin and end.

Glacial Ice - Talkeetna, AK

Glacial Ice – Talkeetna, AK

It's a Beautiful Day to Snorkel -- Tahaa, French Polynesia

It's a Beautiful Day to Snorkel — Tahaa, French Polynesia

Organ and Memorials at The "Old" Church -- Qaqortoq, Greenland

Organ and Memorials at The "Old" Church — Qaqortoq, Greenland

A Beautiful Memorial to A Beautiful Angel -- Makena Point, Maui, Hawaii

A Beautiful Memorial to A Beautiful Angel — Makena Point, Maui, Hawaii

A Quail Hiding In The Brush - Wellington, New Zealand

A Quail Hiding In The Brush – Wellington, New Zealand

Self-Portrait On The Summit Of Rangitoto - Auckland, New Zealand

Self-Portrait On The Summit Of Rangitoto – Auckland, New Zealand

 

In the meantime, we have one more adventure to share in 2011.  On December 3rd, we headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico to spend two weeks in the Southern Caribbean with our moms and a good family friend.  Look for posts and photos on this trip in the coming days…

Tortoises "In the Wild" in the Santa Cruz Highlands

Tortoises "In the Wild" in the Santa Cruz Highlands

A Perfect Moment:  Self-Portrait -- Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada

A Perfect Moment: Self-Portrait — Ferryland, Newfoundland, Canada

Greenlandic Coastline -- Scenic Greenland

Greenlandic Coastline — Scenic Greenland

College Fjord, AK

College Fjord, AK

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Great Day, Great Wine - Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Great Day, Great Wine – Waiheke Island, New Zealand

 

In 2012, The Next Journey will continue to post on travel, but will also begin to expand into new topic areas as well.  We hope that you will continue to be a part of the journey and if you have something you would like to share or if you are planning a journey of your own, we would love to hear about it!

You can balance an egg on the head of a nail!  Only at the Equator!

You can balance an egg on the head of a nail! Only at the Equator!

Santiago, Cuba

Santiago, Cuba

Crossing Over The Wingatui Viaduct - Dunedin, New Zealand

Crossing Over The Wingatui Viaduct – Dunedin, New Zealand

Formed Little By Little Over Thousands Of Years - Bridgetown, Barbados

Formed Little By Little Over Thousands Of Years – Bridgetown, Barbados

Natalie Making Friends With Lazy Daisy - Yulara, Australia

Natalie Making Friends With Lazy Daisy – Yulara, Australia

 

If you missed any of the action up to this point…

Check out the complete photo gallery here

Check out the updated map of where we’ve been and where we’re headed here

And archives of all of the previous posts are available in the right hand nav.

Snorkeling In The Whitsundays - Airlie Beach, Australia

Snorkeling In The Whitsundays – Airlie Beach, Australia

The Vineyards and Countryside of Willamette Valley - Portland, OR

The Vineyards and Countryside of Willamette Valley – Portland, OR

Tallest Minaret (689ft) in the World - Casablanca, Morocco

Tallest Minaret (689ft) in the World – Casablanca, Morocco

Flying Towards the Summit - Talkeetna, AK

Flying Towards the Summit – Talkeetna, AK

Calving, Northwest Glacier - Kenai Fjords, AK

Calving, Northwest Glacier – Kenai Fjords, AK

 

Much, much more to come!  See you all soon!

 

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