LIFE IS GOOD

INTRODUCTION

Hi my name is Dave.  I am now a retired and full-time traveler. 

This site is all about living the rest of my life HAPPILY, PEACEFULLY, and with a LITTLE ADVENTURE!  All while on a budget! 

To me it is what being totally FREE is all about!!!  It is also about getting others to have a different outlook on traveling. 

What I write about cannot be found in travel magazines.  It is not about faceless 5-star hotels.  Whether they have double sinks in the bathrooms, or gourmet meals.

It is about the smaller hotels.  Family-run places and the really really amazing people.  That can be found in every country and how happy and friendly they really are. 

To me it is only the governmental rulers of each and every country that are screwed up.  Not the fun loving and very caring people that live there. 

It is about family traditions and real life! 

It also is about being open to all that passes your way.  From what some may call “the crazy man on the corner”, the homeless, street people like the mimes, clowns, puppeteers. 

And every other conceivable thing that people come up with to make a buck.  If you go with an open mind there is a lot out there to fill it!

As of the end of 2015.  I have sold everything I owned and now have only a suitcase and small backpack. 

I have traveled my whole life for work and pleasure.  So it was a natural transition now that I am truly FREE from it all.  

For several years now.  I have been traveling from country to country and place to place.  Sending back stories and photos of my little adventures to a group of friends.  That “group” has grown much bigger. 

So now I have decided to put it on a site for all to see.  Maybe it will help you in some little way to decide if you would like to visit these places.  For a week, a month, or even become an Expat yourself. 

It will at least give you an idea of the places I have been and seen.  I think it will be of interest to young and old alike.   It is geared more to the old, as I am 70.  That being said, I am young at heart, fit in anywhere, and go with the flow!!!

I am NOT a Professional Writer or Photographer.  The only thing I am professional at is TRAVELING and LIVING LIFE to its FULLEST!!!! 

This website is not going to be an everyday thing.  But I fully intend to give this site my best shot!   

My personal goal is to go out of this life as happy as possible and to have taken advantage of every day and adventure that comes my way!!!  So let’s get on with it.  Life is passing us by!!! 

If you would like to follow the Blog and Photos of my journey go to the top of the page in the menu bar and click on BLOG.

To see photos only of earlier journeys click on the different countries in the menu bar.  At the top of the page when it opens you will see the list of places.  Just CLICK on the one you are interested in. 

If you want to see the posts and places by continent and country click on the category button. 

If you want to see a certain city or town type it in the search button. 

This site was meant to be commercial free and that is how I am going to keep it.  It is for those solely interested in travel without all the bull shit of things popping up and highlighted words trying to sell you something. 

If you think the stories are to boring just look at the photos. 

My favorite sayings are I will endeavor to persevere, I am smarter than the average bear and I can smell a picnic basket from 3 miles away!!  LIFE IS GOOD!!!!  Dave

TRAVELING
HAPPY
FREE
WINDOW TO THE WORLD
DOORWAY TO ADVENTURE

TO ALDEN

I DEDICATE this site to my New Grandson ALDEN Born December 5TH 2016.  YAY!!!  What a Great CHRISTMAS GIFT!!!!! 

He is named after his Great Great Great+++ Grandfather JOHN ALDEN.  Who came over on the MAYFLOWER to discover and live in the new world!!!!  He comes from a great family of explorers and adventurers on both sides!!! 

Here’s to him having ETERNAL HAPPINESS and becoming a BIGGER EXPLORER and ADVENTURER than any of us could ever conceive of!!! 

He is off to a very good start in life with the best parents he could ever ask for!!!  He will have the best shot at life anyone could ever dream of!!!!!  LIFE IS LIKE THE SEA EVER CHANGING!  LIFE IS GOOD LIVE IT LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!!!dsc09963

HIS FIRST JOURNEY HOME!!!  MAY IT BE A LONG, HEALTHY, HAPPY, FRUITFUL AND NEVER ENDING ONE!!!img_2043

FIRST CHRISTMAS!!!  HE WON’T HAVE TO RUNAWAY TO THE CIRCUS HE HAS ONE AT HOME img_2103 img_2104 img_2105

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