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Hometown: Incline Village, Nevada, USA
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Website: travelphotosbydave.shutterfly…
Join Date: January 24, 2017
Contributions: DaveSwede has written about 96 places, shared 225 photos, left 172 comments, and smiled 103 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Houston, Texas, USA
Aug 28, 2017 – Sep 1, 2017
With relatively short notice, I've been called back to Houston for an urgent visit.
Multan, Pakistan
Dec 15, 2017 – Feb 28, 2018
I'm 99% likely going back to Multan for a project. Dates are a bit flexible right now, but should be for the better part of 3 months.
Burma, Myanmar
dream destination
Will most likely be exploring Burma/Myanmar (for a second time) for 3 weeks. Would welcome any travelers or local company. --> This trip has now been delayed until later in 2017.
Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French (a little out of practice)
Most Memorable Travel Experience
Way too many to mention! A Chinese jail, hitchhiking in Turkey, road trips through the deserts, touching a great white shark, seeing the northern lights while camping, many earthquakes, two avalanches, sleeping on the ice in Antarctica, kayaking south of the Antarctic Circle... the list goes on.
While I have a wealth of travel related information and anecdotes, I may not have much posted here. I was an avid contributor to VT website for +12yrs - writing on more than 80 countries and 1000 locations - but the website was closed. Mustering that amount of writing again may take a long while. So what I post here from my travels starting no earlier than 2016 are merely a sampling of the adventures I've had.
Suusj says:
Congrats on two new awards :).
Posted on: Aug 15, 2017
hanleyscot says:
Congrats on your latest awards, Dave!!!
Posted on: Aug 14, 2017
bhush2006 says:
Hi. Congrats on the new award. Great going!
Posted on: Aug 14, 2017
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DaveSwede's Travel Blogs

Jul 16, 2016 – Jul 30, 2016
As a follow up of my previous Westbound road trip, I had sketched out a return route through seven states (NV, UT, CO, KS, NE, …
Overview 5,919 words 51 9 58
This blog was featured on Thursday April 20th, 2017
Jun 08, 2016 – Jul 02, 2016
I had researched a westbound route through nine states (IL, WI, MN, SD, WY, ID, OR, NV, CA). The 2729 miles (4392km) were cove…
Overview 4,687 words 55 4 98
This blog was featured on Friday June 9th, 2017
May 03, 2016 – Jun 07, 2016
Being the middle series of my adjacent blogs, there was actually no break between - actually traveling from one to one continuo…
Overview 5,508 words 69 9 46
This blog was featured on Wednesday February 8th, 2017
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DaveSwede's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in La Junta, Colorado, USA
I had arrived in town as the sun was setting and as a storm was threatening to come through. The…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Moab, Utah, USA
Being on a road trip on back roads, dirt roads and camping the whole way, it was next to impossi…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Bryce Canyon National Park, USA
Having arrived without any reservations, the rest of the camping spots are first-come-first-serv…
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