St. Petersburg: Day 1 — Victory Day & Crossing Off A Bucket List Destination

May 9, 2016: St. Petersburg, Russia There’s nothing like waking up to a beautiful blue sky and light winds as your ship comes alongside the dock for one of your bucket list locations.  After many years of planning, budgeting, and one previously cancelled itinerary, we looked out our balcony windows, overlooking the city of St. […]

Berlin: SPB Tours Brings Us The Wall, Brandenburg Gate, & So Much More

May 6, 2016:  Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany The first official port of our 12 day Baltic cruise onboard the Holland America Zuiderdam brought us to visit the northern German port of Warnemunde, a pleasant, if tiny port on the water’s edge in the Baltic Sea.  When a port city is officially identified as “Warnemunde (Berlin)”, it […]

Copenhagen: Walking, Bouncing, and Floating Through The Danish Capital

May 5, 2016:  Copenhagen, Denmark (Note:  While The Next Journey is completely committed to posting only our own, original photography as we document our travels, through a series of unfortunate errors, all of the photos taken in Copenhagen, over 250 of them, were lost and irretrievable.  As a result, the banner picture above is still […]

Sao Miguel: Tectonic Convergence, Lakes, & Organic Pineapple

April 26, 2016:  Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal While the rough weather and seas of the Atlantic Ocean crossing was starting to subside, the thick overcast cloud cover would again impact our stop in Ponta Delgada, on the most populated island within the Azores, Sao Miguel.  While it changed the scheduled itinerary, our driver and guide […]

Barcelona: Up in the Sky at Montserrat

Thursday, December 6, 2012:  Barcelona, Spain Click Here to see all 330 photos from our 2012 Transatlantic Cruise Our Transatlantic itinerary provided us with the chance to return to one of our most favorite cities in the world…  We’re back in Barcelona, Spain and today’s plan will take us an hour outside of Barcelona for […]