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    "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it with us or we find it not."

    R. W. Emerrson

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    Thank You from DINKS Travel!


    This is our final post as DINKS Travel. We would like to thank you for following our adventures, sharing encouraging words, and offering support. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and we are thankful for each and every one of you. We would like to send a special "Shout Out" to our Bring Back Cocktail Hour sponsors who gave us something special to celebrate and helped us experience local food and drink from around the world.

    When looking back at 2014, it seems appropriate to include a few statistics:

    • 375 days (and counting) off of work
    • 66,000+ flight miles
    • 15,000+ drive miles
    • 4,000+ rail miles
    • 29 countries visited
    • 23 US states visited
    • 2 Canadian provinces visited

    As the days and miles passed we encountered countless sites, foods and cultures, and challenged ourselves in ways we never thought possible. Along the way, we made new friends and learned a little bit about ourselves.

    Now that we have initiated steps to rejoin society, we're reminded of a quote from Ernest Hemingway, "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."  We're thankful for the journey we have completed and equally excited about the next journey we're beginning today.

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Well I expected to see the the Warner Bros. Porky Pig You tube embedded there.

    Welcome back to the real world. Looking forward to your travelogue presentation.

    Glad you had the opportunity for a great adventure.

    January 9, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersteeve

    Hi Steve,

    We're always careful to avoid copyright infringement, but give this link a try:

    We have been contacted by the North Korean government and it turns out that our travelogue presentation may not be in that country's best interest. With that in mind, we are delaying its release for the foreseeable future.

    Thanks for your engaging and entertaining comments over the past year - It has been great knowing that you were with us all along the way!

    Matt & Jenn

    January 9, 2015 | Registered CommenterDINKS Travel

    I was very happy to have met you and hosted in my house, a warm hug from Trieste ! Chiara

    January 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChiara

    Hard to believe it's already over. It's been great following along to see all of the places you have visited.

    January 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Amick

    Chiara - you are the best! Thank you for your hospitality while we were in Trieste. When we are in the area again, we'll definitely be in contact. Please do the same if you, your son or Fiorio are in the states. A big hug from us!

    January 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterDINKS Travel

    Andy - it went too fast! We saw so many amazing places, but it feels like we barely scratched the surface. Maybe next time. ;)
    Thank you for following us!

    January 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterDINKS Travel

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