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…

 

Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Layers of Coral Overlapping In All Directions - Oak Beach, Australia

Layers of Coral Overlapping In All Directions – Oak Beach, Australia

I Can Be Brave When His Mouth Is Taped Shut - Brisbane, Australia

I Can Be Brave When His Mouth Is Taped Shut – Brisbane, Australia

Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain

The Chase - Denali National Park, AK

The Chase – Denali National Park, AK

 

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.

Sue With Her Chef Teammate Awaiting Their Chance To Cook - Celebrity Summit

Sue With Her Chef Teammate Awaiting Their Chance To Cook – Celebrity Summit

Flamenco - Madrid, Spain

Flamenco – Madrid, Spain

Natalie, Cavemaster - Karamea, New Zealand

Natalie, Cavemaster – Karamea, New Zealand

Grounded II - St. Ives, United Kingdom

Grounded II – St. Ives, United Kingdom

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 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…

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

Ahalanui Park -- Big Island, Hawaii

Ahalanui Park — Big Island, Hawaii

Matsumoto's Shave Ice -- Haleiwa, Hawaii

Matsumoto's Shave Ice — Haleiwa, Hawaii

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Chapel at Kilmainham -- Dublin, Ireland

The Chapel at Kilmainham — Dublin, Ireland

 

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!

The Sub-Tropical Rain Forest - Karamea, New Zealand

The Sub-Tropical Rain Forest – Karamea, New Zealand

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

A Sea Cucumber - Nouema, New Caledonia

A Sea Cucumber – Nouema, New Caledonia

Boats in The Harbour - Savusavu, Fiji

Boats in The Harbour – Savusavu, Fiji

A Beautiful Scene From A Distance - Tauranga, New Zealand

A Beautiful Scene From A Distance – Tauranga, New Zealand

 

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.

Hopping In The Waves - Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Hopping In The Waves – Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Unspoiled and Untouched - Lifou, New Caledonia

Unspoiled and Untouched – Lifou, New Caledonia

New Zealand Wars Memorial - Auckland, New Zealand

New Zealand Wars Memorial – Auckland, New Zealand

The Coloseum - Rome, Italy

The Coloseum – Rome, Italy

Spring Blooms - Akaroa, New Zealand

Spring Blooms – Akaroa, New Zealand

 

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

 

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