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…

 

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

The Coloseum "Underground" - Rome, Italy

The Coloseum "Underground" – Rome, Italy

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Need The Supreme Court?  Just Press A Button - West End, Bermuda

Need The Supreme Court? Just Press A Button – West End, Bermuda

Santiago, Cuba

Santiago, 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.

An Escort Through the Bay - San Francisco, CA

An Escort Through the Bay – San Francisco, CA

Returning from Glacier Point, Alaska

Returning from Glacier Point, Alaska

Requiring Hundreds of Thousands of Years to Form This - Waitomo, New Zealand

Requiring Hundreds of Thousands of Years to Form This – Waitomo, New Zealand

The Altar at the "Old" Church -- Qaqortoq, Greenland

The Altar at the "Old" Church — Qaqortoq, Greenland

Port Arthur from the Harbour - Hobart, Australia

Port Arthur from the Harbour – Hobart, Australia

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany

 

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…

Polar Ice Cap -- Scenic Greenland

Polar Ice Cap — Scenic Greenland

Marae Ahu O Mahine (Temple) -- Moorea, French Polynesia

Marae Ahu O Mahine (Temple) — Moorea, French Polynesia

The Big Green Bus - Denali National Park, AK

The Big Green Bus – Denali National Park, AK

Downtown City Center - Fremantle, Australia

Downtown City Center – Fremantle, Australia

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Hundreds Upon Thousands of Black Pearls -- Tahaa, French Polynesia

Hundreds Upon Thousands of Black Pearls — Tahaa, French Polynesia

 

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!

Santiago, Cuba

Santiago, Cuba

The Ruins of Old Sarum - Salisbury, United Kingdom

The Ruins of Old Sarum – Salisbury, United Kingdom

Herculaneum or Scavi de Ercolano - Naples, Italy

Herculaneum or Scavi de Ercolano – Naples, Italy

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

The Beach At Apollo Bay - Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Beach At Apollo Bay – Great Ocean Road, 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.

Galapagos Hawk

Galapagos Hawk

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

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

Lecturn and Altar at The "Old" Church -- Qaqortoq, Greenland

Lecturn and Altar at The "Old" Church — Qaqortoq, Greenland

Waterfall - Kenai Fjords, AK

Waterfall – Kenai Fjords, AK

The Natural Bridge - Albany, Australia

The Natural Bridge – Albany, Australia

Wet Suit Up! - Noumea, New Caledonia

Wet Suit Up! – Noumea, New Caledonia

 

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

 

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