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…

 

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

Christ is 35 Feet Across… The Duomo – Monreale, Italy

Sally Lightfoot Crab

Sally Lightfoot Crab

Great Barrier Reef - Oak Beach, Australia

Great Barrier Reef – Oak Beach, Australia

Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki, Finland

Maho:  A Beautiful Sandy Beach With Beautiful Crystal Clear Water - Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Maho: A Beautiful Sandy Beach With Beautiful Crystal Clear Water – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos, Cuba

 

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.

A Sea Turtle Makes a Momentary Surface to Grab Some Air and Then Back to the Water

A Sea Turtle Makes a Momentary Surface to Grab Some Air and Then Back to the Water

Beautiful Flowers At The Botanic Garden - Castries, St. Lucia

Beautiful Flowers At The Botanic Garden – Castries, St. Lucia

Inside the Washing Room at the Hassan II Mosque - Casablanca, Morocco

Inside the Washing Room at the Hassan II Mosque – Casablanca, Morocco

Land Iguana

Land Iguana

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

 

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…

We're Going On A Train - Oak Beach, Australia

We're Going On A Train – Oak Beach, Australia

A Reminder That the Galapagos are a Protected Place...

A Reminder That the Galapagos are a Protected Place…

Swimming At Florence Falls - Darwin, Australia

Swimming At Florence Falls – Darwin, Australia

Crystal Clear Water and Tropical Paradise - Dravuni Island, Fiji

Crystal Clear Water and Tropical Paradise – Dravuni Island, Fiji

The Normandie Specialty Restaurant - Celebrity Summit

The Normandie Specialty Restaurant – Celebrity Summit

Horta, Azores, Portugal

Horta, Azores, Portugal

 

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!

Geothermal Stream - Waimangu, New Zealand

Geothermal Stream – Waimangu, New Zealand

The Lighthouse Prisms Spread A Rainbow Of Colors As They Turn - Rottnest Island, Australia

The Lighthouse Prisms Spread A Rainbow Of Colors As They Turn – Rottnest Island, Australia

Pirates Bay - Hobart, Australia

Pirates Bay – Hobart, Australia

On the Boardwalk - Waitangi, New Zealand

On the Boardwalk – Waitangi, New Zealand

The Ceiling of the King Mohammed V Mausoleum - Rabat, Morocco

The Ceiling of the King Mohammed V Mausoleum – Rabat, Morocco

Tahaa, French Polynesia

Tahaa, French Polynesia

 

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.

The Cathedral - Palermo, Sicily, Italy

The Cathedral – Palermo, Sicily, Italy

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Cannon at Signal Hill -- St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Cannon at Signal Hill — St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Cherbourg, France

Cherbourg, France

The View From Our Room - Melbourne, Australia

The View From Our Room – Melbourne, Australia

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

 

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

 

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