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…

 

Mosses and Lichens on the Canopy Floor - Burnie, Australia

Mosses and Lichens on the Canopy Floor – Burnie, Australia

The Duomo - Monreale, Italy

The Duomo – Monreale, Italy

Fatima and Our Group Exploring Kicker Rock

Fatima and Our Group Exploring Kicker Rock

Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea, French Polynesia

Creek Street - Ketchikan, Alaska

Creek Street – Ketchikan, Alaska

Estuary or Saltwater Crocodile - Port Douglas, Australia

Estuary or Saltwater Crocodile – Port Douglas, Australia

 

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.

Ruakuri Bushwalk - Waitomo, New Zealand

Ruakuri Bushwalk – Waitomo, New Zealand

Some of the Exhibits at Te Papa - Wellington, New Zealand

Some of the Exhibits at Te Papa – Wellington, New Zealand

Trafalgar Falls - Roseau, Dominica

Trafalgar Falls – Roseau, Dominica

The Experts Show Us How It's Done - Oak Beach, Australia

The Experts Show Us How It's Done – Oak Beach, Australia

Maori Long Canoe - Auckland, New Zealand

Maori Long Canoe – Auckland, New Zealand

Our Driver And Guide At The Falls - Suva, Fiji

Our Driver And Guide At The Falls – Suva, Fiji

 

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…

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Keys of an Old Piano @ Carisbrooke Castle, United Kingdom

The Keys of an Old Piano @ Carisbrooke Castle, United Kingdom

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

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

Greenlandic Coastline -- Scenic Greenland

Greenlandic Coastline — Scenic Greenland

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

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

Finch - Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Finch – 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!

Self-Portrait at Hanalei Taro Lookout -- Kauai, Hawaii

Self-Portrait at Hanalei Taro Lookout — Kauai, Hawaii

Gathering for Mass at the Catholic Cathedral -- Papeete, Tahiti

Gathering for Mass at the Catholic Cathedral — Papeete, Tahiti

Returning to the Boat from Snorkeling -- Tahaa, French Polynesia

Returning to the Boat from Snorkeling — Tahaa, French Polynesia

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton, United Kingdom

Our Stateroom - Baja 529

Our Stateroom – Baja 529

 

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.

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Calving, Northwest Glacier - Kenai Fjords, AK

Calving, Northwest Glacier – Kenai Fjords, AK

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

On The Walking Track At Wapa Gorge - Yulara, Australia

On The Walking Track At Wapa Gorge – Yulara, Australia

Approaching The First Color Zone...  Yellow - Color Run 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Approaching The First Color Zone… Yellow – Color Run 2013 – San Francisco, CA

Farms of Camara de Lobos - Funchal, Madeira

Farms of Camara de Lobos – Funchal, Madeira

 

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

 

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