Cienfuegos: La Perla Del Sur – The Pearl of the South

June 16, 2016: Cienfuegos, Cuba The comparisons between Havana and Cienfuegos started the moment we left the Cuban capital city.  Havana is 3.5 million people, Cienfuegos is only 150,000!  It’s a quiet sleepy little coastal town “David” in comparison to the “Goliath” of Havana that we just left.  Dubbed La Perla del Sur (“The Pearl […]

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 […]

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… […]

Tahiti & Hawaii 2011

Carefully balancing rest, relaxation, and adventure, our trip to Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the Hawaiian Islands was fantastic and though we wish it could have lasted much, much longer, the trip has come to an end and we have tons of great memories, photos, and of course, the travel log.  Check out any link below […]

Papeete: Marche, Royal Princess, and the Roulettes

The day began early as we had hoped to visit the Marche Municipal (The City Market), a massive, two story building that covered nearly two city blocks that made any farmers market at home look like a roadside stand.  Hundreds of vendors, some with little more than folding tables, to entire “shops”, built entirely into […]

The Map…

It took some time, but we have put together the first draft of “The Map”, a growing, but comprehensive visual representation of everywhere on the globe we have been as a married couple. In addition, it also includes trips that are “confirmed in the not too distant future”, along with a ever-present “bucket list”. The […]

Where Are We Going Next?

All The Colors of the Rainbow – Noumea, New Caledonia View at Picasa   This trip has been a long time in the making… We first found a sweet spot with the Transatlantic cruise 3 years ago with our trip from Barcelona to Miami, which gave us our first exposure to Morocco and Africa… This […]

New Photo Albums Now Online!

It’s taken a long time, but the photo albums for each of the travel logs is now online and available to view and have been incorporated into each of the Travel Logs… To view, click on the following links: Travel Logs:  7 Trips & Counting! Photo Albums:  8 Albums & More to Come! To See […]