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…

 

Kayaking - Juneau, Alaska

Kayaking – Juneau, Alaska

Speights, Pride of the South - Dunedin, New Zealand

Speights, Pride of the South – Dunedin, New Zealand

Peaks of Denali - Talkeetna, AK

Peaks of Denali – Talkeetna, AK

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Taqua Nut Manufacturing - Montecristo, Ecuador

Taqua Nut Manufacturing – Montecristo, Ecuador

 

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.

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Nobbies And Blowhole - Phillip Island, Australia

The Nobbies And Blowhole – Phillip Island, Australia

Museo de Sorolla - Madrid, Spain

Museo de Sorolla – Madrid, Spain

Uluru At Sunrise, Day 1 - Yulara, Australia

Uluru At Sunrise, Day 1 – Yulara, Australia

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

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…

Bachas Beach -- Where Barges Washed Up and Exposed Some of Their Metal Structure, Depending on the Tides

Bachas Beach — Where Barges Washed Up and Exposed Some of Their Metal Structure, Depending on the Tides

Birthday Ice Cream On the Rooftop Overlooking Sydney Harbour - Sydney, Australia

Birthday Ice Cream On the Rooftop Overlooking Sydney Harbour – Sydney, Australia

Koala at Hartleys - Port Douglas, Australia

Koala at Hartleys – Port Douglas, Australia

Outside Le Marche -- Papeete, Tahiti

Outside Le Marche — Papeete, Tahiti

25 Fontes, Risco, & Rabacal - Funchal, Madeira

25 Fontes, Risco, & Rabacal – Funchal, Madeira

No Snow On The Ground! A Frozen Fog Winter Wonderland - Portland, OR

No Snow On The Ground! A Frozen Fog Winter Wonderland – Portland, OR

 

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!

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Tahaa, French Polynesia

Tahaa, French Polynesia

Kenai Fjords, AK

Kenai Fjords, AK

Unicorn Fish - Oak Beach, Australia

Unicorn Fish – Oak Beach, Australia

The Interior of Our Restaurant, Basmane - Casablanca, Morocco

The Interior of Our Restaurant, Basmane – Casablanca, Morocco

 

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.

War Veterans Memorial - St. Ives, United Kingdom

War Veterans Memorial – St. Ives, United Kingdom

No Roads, No Cars:  Welcome To Paradise - Dravuni Island, Fiji

No Roads, No Cars: Welcome To Paradise – Dravuni Island, Fiji

View From The Crown Range - Enroute to Queenstown, New Zealand

View From The Crown Range – Enroute to Queenstown, New Zealand

Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete, Tahiti

A Tiny Coastal Town in Greenland

A Tiny Coastal Town in Greenland

 

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

 

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