A List of our Travels

One of my New Year's resolutions each year since 1998 turned to 1999 has been to keep some sort of record of the trips that Rob and I have taken together. This "travelblog" is our own personal travel journal where we can keep track of the places we've been, save memories of the experiences, share our experiences with friends and family, and create our dream list of future travels.

I didn't keep an "official" list these first few years, so there may be various trips missing, but from our photos and journals, I have recreated the following list of trips so far (from August, 1998 - when Rob and I first met - through the present). (This list does NOT include numerous trips to Seattle and Pacific Grove.)

Sometime in the fall of 1998: Our first trip to San Francisco together

June/July 1999: France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo), Belgium (Heldergem, Ghent, Bruges, Brussels)

December 1999: Maui

July 2000: Alaska Cruise (Vancouver, Juneau, Skagway, Hanes, Ketchican)

January 2001: Las Vegas

April 2001: Kauai (Kapa'a)

July 2001: Sweden (Stockholm), Norway (Oslo, Bergen, Geiranger, Lillehammer)

March 2002: Southern Caribbean (San Juan-Puerto Rico, Barbados, Antigua, St. Croix,St. Thomas, St. John, St. Lucia)

July 2002: Kauai (Princeville)

Dec 02/Jan 03: Southern Italy (Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, Rome)

February 2003: Mammoth, California

April 2003: Sedona, Arizona

June/July 2003: Scotland (Edinburgh, Pitlochry, Inverness, Orkney Islands, Ullapool, Isle of Skye, Oban)

Dec 2003: Lake Tahoe

March 2004: Tahiti and the Society Islands - Paul Gauguin Cruiseship -(Tahiti, Raiatea,Taha'a, Bora Bora, Mo'orea)

July 2004: Kauai (Princeville)

November 2004: Las Vegas

New Year's Eve 04/05: San Francisco

January 2005: Mammoth, California

March 2005: Washington D.C.

May 2005:  Celebrity Cruise to Bermuda

June/July 2005: Ireland (Dublin, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Dingle, Galway, Westport, and back to Dublin)

December 2005: Hawai'i - The Big Island

April, 2006: French Polynesia -Paul Gauguin Cruiseship - (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Ua Huka, Nuku Hiva, Taha'a, Mo'orea)

June, 2006: South Dakota (Rapid City and Mt. Rushmore) through Northern Wyoming (Cody, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons), to Utah (Salt Lake City)

April, 2007: A loop through New Mexico (Albuquerque to Santa Fe to Taos) and Colorado (Durango) and back to Albuquerque

July, 2007: Rick Steves Best of Eastern Europe tour - (Prague and Trojanavice in the Czech Republic, Auschwitz/Birkenau and Krakow in Poland, Eger and Budapest in Hungary, Plitvice National Park and Rab Island in Croatia, Ljubljana and Lake Bled in Slovenia)

December 2007/January 2008: Holland-America Cruise to Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Maunganui, Bay of Islands, Auckland)

March, 2008: San Francisco and Mendocino, California

June, 2008: Princeville, Kauai

April, 2009: The American Southwest - Winslow, Meteor Crater, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon

July 2009: Viking River Cruise (with start in Belgium) from Amsterdam down the Rhine River to Basel, Switzerland, with a week Luzern and the Berner Oberland (Lauterbrunnen).

December 2009/January 2010: Celebrity South America Cruise (Valparaiso, Puerto Montt, Chilean fjords, Tierria del Fuego, Patagonia, Montevideo, Buenos Aires)

July, 2010: The Canadian Rockies - Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise

February, 2011:  Jamaica Bay Cruise in the British Virgin Islands

July, 2011:  Rick Steves Tour of Paris and the South of France - Paris, Loire Valley (Chinon), Carcassone, Arles, Nice, Monaco

December, 2011/January 2012:  Costa Rica - Playa Hermosa, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Lake Arenal, Fortuna, Mulle, San Jose

July, 2012:  Nantucket Island, Boston, Coast of Maine (Freeport, Bar Harbor, Boothbay, Portland)

October/November, 2013:  New York City and New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers Hall of Fame Ceremony)

June, 2014:  Varenna/Lake Como, and Jamaica Bay Cruise from Venice, Italy to Dubrovnik, Croatia

September, 2014:  Maine

February, 2015:  Maui, Hawaii

March/April, 2015:  London and Turkey - Istanbus, Ankara, Cappadocia, Mustafapasa, Konya, Antalya, Kusadasi

November/December, 2015:  Thailand - Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Pitsanulok, Phrae, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

April, 2016:  Moorea, French Polynesia

July, 2016:  - Africa:  Kenya (Masai Mara National Reserve), Tanzania (Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Karatu)

October, 2016:  Freeport, Maine,  White Mountains, New Hampshire,  Green Mountains, Vermont

April, 2017:  Italy (Tuscany and Umbria): Florence, Orvieto, Civita de Bagnoregio, Siena, Lucca, Montorosso al Mare (Cinque Terre)

June/July, 2017:  England and Wales - Windsor, Bath, Salisbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stratford, Ironbridge, Conwy (Wales), Keswick, York, London

August, 2017:  Eastern Canada:  Quebec City, Gaspe, Newfoundland, Labrador, Prince Edward Island

May, 2018:  Africa:  Zimbabwe (Hwange National Park and Victoria Falls), Zambia (Kafue National Park), and Botswana (Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta)

June, 2018:  Greece (Santorini) - a very short trip with some mishaps shortly after arrival.

September, 2018:  Maine (Freeport, Upper Range Pond, Bar Harbor)

January, 2019:  Uganda (Entebbe, Bwindi National Park), Tanzania (Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti)

May, 2019:  Hawaii (the Big Island)

June/July, 2019:  Norway and UK (Oslo, Bergen, Geiranger, Tromso, Lofoten Islands, North Cape, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Greenwich, London

September, 2019: Paul Gauguin cruise from Tahiti to Fiji (Tahiti, Moorea, Taha'a, Bora Bora, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji)

February, 2020:  Vietnam (Saigon, DaNang, HoiAn, Huy, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay), Laos (Luang Prabang), Cambodia (Siem Reap)

May, 2020:  Trip to Paris and the Loire Valley cancelled due to Covid-19.