Our upcoming itinerary..the next 801 days is here...Scroll to end of post to see...

 
The beach in front of our villa this morning, cloudy, wavy and cool in the 70's.
Our itinerary is in a state of flux as we await the postings of upcoming cruises.  Cruise lines post a portion of their cruises approximately 18 months in advance and others at 12 months.  We'll see a cruise listed for 2013 or 2014, hoping it will recur again in 2015.  However, many do not repeat the following year.

Our most imminent concern is a cruise posting to get us out of South Africa around March 2014 to travel along the safer western coast of the continent.  If it is never posted we'll fly from Nelspruit, South Africa back to Europe. 

With our upcoming lightened luggage load on April 13th which we'll handle when our ship docks in Miami for the day, we're more comfortable with flying as necessary.  We'll pay for the allowable two bags each as required, neither of which will be overweight. 

We'll always prefer to travel by cruise provided the daily expense stays within our budget.  There are many cruises available that meet our needs to get from one location to another. Unfortunately, the cost is often prohibitive, at times upwards of $10,000 for 14 to 15 days!  That's not for us!

With political unrest in many parts of the world, we remain in close contact with the US Department of State as to the safety of visiting any of the countries in our itinerary.  We're not foolhardy. If there is any imminent danger, we'll change our plans, regardless of the potential loss of any deposits paid.

Should this happen, we'll rebook the time period for a location we'll enjoy as much and go on with the remainder of our plans.  We'd decided this strategy when we began our research.  Of course, we'll post changes as soon as they occur.

As you can see our current bookings end on May 14, 2015.  This is NOT the end of our journey.  As we travel on we'll continue our research, which we both find quite entertaining.  We'll make decisions for traveling on, health providing.
In 801 days, we'll have only experienced the "tip of the iceberg," speaking of which...perhaps Antarctica is on the agenda.

So here it is folks, our next days with more to follow.  Items marked in turquoise are booked cruises.

Locations # Days Dates
Belize Rental 62 2/5/2013-4/9/2013
Cruise Belize to Miami   4 4/9/2013 - 4/13/2013
Cruise Miami to Miami 7 4/13/2013-4/20/2013
Cruise Miami to Barcelona  11 4/20/2013 -5/1/2013
Cruise Barcelona to Barcelona 4 5/1/2013 - 5/5/2013
Barcelona Hotel  1 5/5/2013 - 5/6/2013
Cruise Barcelona to Dubai 15 5/6/2012 - 5/21/2013
Dubai Hotel   13 5/21/2013 - 6/3/2013
Flight Dubai to Barcelona 0 6/3/2013-6/3/2013
Hotel Barcelona 1 6/3/2013-6/4/2013
Cruise Barcelona to Venice  12 6/4/2013-6/16/2013
Venice to Tuscany - Train 0 6/16/2013
Tuscany Rental - 17th century villa 76 6/16/2013 - 8/30/2013
Tuscany to Rome - Train 0 8/31/2013
Rome to Kenya - Flight 2 9/1/2013
Kenya Rental - Diani Beach house 90 9/1/2013 -11/30/2013
Kenya to South Africa - Flight 1 11/30/2013
South Africa Rental - Kruger National Park - House 116 12/1/2013-3/26/2014
Kruger National Park to Durban, South Africa - driver 0 3/26/2014
Cruise Durban to Capetown - waiting to book 4 3/26/2014 - 3/30/2014
Cruise Cape Town to Genoa Italy  - waiting to book 18 3/30/2014 - 4/17/2014
Drive Genoa, Italy along French Riviera to Cannes 1 4/17/2014 - 4/18/2014
Cannes to 16th Century Stone House, Cajarc, France 30 4/18/2014 - 5/17/2014
Stone House to Lisbon - Flight to Madeira 1 5/18/2014
Madeira, Portugal 76 5/18/2014-7/31/2014
Spain, London, France, Portugul (free time to explore) 66 7/31/2014-10/26/2014
Cruise Barcelona to Miami  14 10/26/2012-11/9/2013
Cruise Miami to Miami   7 11/9/2014 - 11/16/2014
Miami Hotel  1 11/16/2014 -11/17/2014
Cruise Miami to Los Angeles - Will book 6/1/2013 13 11/17/2014 -11/30/2014
Hawaii Rental - Big Island 46 11/30/2014 - 1/14/2015
Kauai Condo Rental 120 1/15/2015-5/14/2015
Estimated Days Remaining from 3/5/2013 801
5/14/2015 on...we'll begin adding to the end as soon as bookings become  available

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