Monday, November 14, 2005

A Travelblog

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 little travelogue 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.

This first entry is probably not of interest to anyone except Rob and me, as it is just an ongoing list of our various travels. So, unless you are interested in reading this list, you might want to skip this entry.

I didn't keep an "official" list these first few years, so there may be various trips, 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

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

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

March 2005: Washington D.C.

June/July 2005: Ireland (Dublin, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Dingle, Galway, Westport, 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 - Czech Republic, Auschwitz/Birkenau and Krakow - Poland, Eger and Budapest - Hungary, Plitvice National Park and Rab Island - Croatia, Lake Bled, 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: Princevill, 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