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Hometown: Nevada, USA
Location: Batam, Indonesia
Website: travelphotosbydave.shutterfly…
Join Date: January 24, 2017
Contributions: DaveSwede has written about 112 places, shared 281 photos, left 210 comments, and smiled 110 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
Zhangjiagang, China
Dec 15, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017
I'll be here for work, but would welcome any company to explore the area in the evenings or on weekends.
Burma, Myanmar
Dec 23, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
Will be exploring Burma/Myanmar (for a second time) for a few weeks. Would welcome any travelers or local company.
Cilacap, Indonesia
Feb 18, 2018 – Apr 6, 2018
Will be returning to Cilacap in early 2018. I'll be working weekdays, but will have evenings and weekends free. Will likely travel around the area on weekends.
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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 are merely a sampling of the adventures I've had.
brishanalynn says:
Thank you so much for the info regarding Vietnam! Very helpful! If I think of any more silly questions, I'll shoot them your way! :)
Posted on: Dec 12, 2017
starship1 says:
Hey Dave, have a great trip to Guatemala!
Posted on: Nov 03, 2017
dancewithme says:
Hi Dave, love the way you travel and would like to do similar. Safety is a big concern. I bet you have some stories to share there? I have read many safety tips and practice them in my travels. Not an issue on tours but travelling the way you do.. well it takes courage... any thoughts?
Posted on: Oct 30, 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 47
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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