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…

 

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Final Touches on a Panama Hat - Montecristo, Ecuador

Final Touches on a Panama Hat – Montecristo, Ecuador

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

New Zealand Countryside Along the Taieri Gorge Route - Dunedin, New Zealand

New Zealand Countryside Along the Taieri Gorge Route – Dunedin, New Zealand

 

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.

Kenai Fjords, AK

Kenai Fjords, AK

A Small Slice of Downtown - Adelaide. Australia

A Small Slice of Downtown – Adelaide. Australia

Snorkeling In The Whitsundays - Airlie Beach, Australia

Snorkeling In The Whitsundays – Airlie Beach, Australia

Three Waterfalls Side by Side - Port Vila, Vanuatu

Three Waterfalls Side by Side – Port Vila, Vanuatu

Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador

Big Fury At Whitehaven Beach - Airlie Beach, Australia

Big Fury At Whitehaven Beach – Airlie Beach, Australia

 

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…

Estuary or Saltwater Crocodile Leaping For Food - Port Douglas, Australia

Estuary or Saltwater Crocodile Leaping For Food – Port Douglas, Australia

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

Hanalei Taro Lookout -- Kauai, Hawaii

Hanalei Taro Lookout — Kauai, Hawaii

Beautifully Restored Buildings From The Original Sailing Days - St. George's, Antigua

Beautifully Restored Buildings From The Original Sailing Days – St. George's, Antigua

 

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!

Fish In The Crystal Clear Water of The Florence Falls Plunge Pool - Darwin, Australia

Fish In The Crystal Clear Water of The Florence Falls Plunge Pool – Darwin, Australia

St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Our Ship With The Island of St. Croix In The Background - St. Croix, USVI

Our Ship With The Island of St. Croix In The Background – St. Croix, USVI

Conch Shell Calls to Start the Luau -- Germaine's Luau, Oahu, Hawaii

Conch Shell Calls to Start the Luau — Germaine's Luau, Oahu, Hawaii

Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

A Victory Pic With the Color Run Chevy Spark - Color Run 2013 - San Francisco, CA

A Victory Pic With the Color Run Chevy Spark – Color Run 2013 – San Francisco, CA

 

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.

Santiago, Cuba

Santiago, Cuba

Horseshoe Falls - Hobart, Australia

Horseshoe Falls – Hobart, Australia

Dad and Mom Before Boarding Copa Air to Panama

Dad and Mom Before Boarding Copa Air to Panama

Alaska Range - Denali, AK

Alaska Range – Denali, AK

A Black Kangaroo On Kangaroo Island - Adelaide, Australia

A Black Kangaroo On Kangaroo Island – Adelaide, Australia

Propeller for Air Force, Machine Gun for the Army, and Rope for the Navy - Auckland, New Zealand

Propeller for Air Force, Machine Gun for the Army, and Rope for the Navy – Auckland, New Zealand

 

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

 

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