J. Dawg Journeys

About J. Dawg

Thanks for checking out my blog!  I’m a young retired guy exploring North America in a small RV. This blog is a journal of my travel adventures.

Before I retired and started traveling, I worked in the technology department at a large Fortune 500 company.   I did everything there was to do with computers and had a good career.  In my early 50’s, I’d saved enough, had enough, and called it quits before my high stress job killed me.

Living My Dreams

It was always my dream to retire early.  Not because I disliked working, but because I had a dream.  For me, my job was always a means to an end and that end was to earn enough and save enough so I could do what I longed to do – to travel and live an interesting life.  Instead of working for a living, I’m now Living My Dreams – traveling where I want, when I want, and doing the things I like.

J. Dawg and son

J. Dawg and son departing on a road trip

To help make this happen, I became an RVer.  I’m now traveling and exploring the country in my 2014 Winnebago View Profile 24V motor home.  I don’t have a plan and I’m not trying to live a unique lifestyle.  I’m just taking off and going places whenever I can.  Exploring the country and doing interesting things – living vicariously through myself! 

My travel is focused on visiting historical sites and places.  I love history and seeing places that shaped our country.  When I travel, I usually pick an area or route with some historical significance.  You can see some of the places I’ve been by clicking the link to this gallery – J. Dawg Everywhere.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

J. Dawg and son at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland

Living an Interesting Life

Being a “sometime” RVer, I still have a sticks and bricks home but travel in my RV about half the year.  I usually spend the winter in Florida, travel in the Spring and Fall, and enjoy summers in New England.  It’s a great lifestyle and I am grateful that I am able to do this.

In addition to traveling, the other things I do to live an interesting life include:  writing this outstanding travel blog, striving to be a YouTube video sensation, and behaving like a person who is half my age.

J. Dawg picking with friends

J. Dawg picking with friends at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Some other talents are being able to play a musical instrument (mandolin) and being a trained ballroom dancer.

Being interesting also entails wearing cool attire like cowboy hats and sunglasses.  Having a nickname like J. Dawg is also part of the package.

Becoming a Blogger

I started this blog to create a journal of my travels – where I went, what I saw, and what I experienced.  I write about my travels and use pictures and videos to help tell my stories.  As I mentioned above, my niche is traveling to and writing about historical places.   

Ridgway, CO

J. Dawg admiring the Colorado Rockies

I also use this blog to give something back – to share my journeys and what I’ve seen and experienced with family, friends, and guests.   I also write articles on things I use and lessons I’ve learned while traveling.  Perhaps something here might give you an idea, provide some useful information, or inspire you in some way.


Contact Info

You can contact me by clicking on this contact form linkContact J. Dawg.  Just fill out the form and click send.  I’ll get an email with your comment or question and will get back to you with a response.

If you use social media sites, I have pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+, where you can follow me.   I also have a YouTube Channel with over 150 videos of the places I’ve travel to.  You can see my welcome video at this link – J. Dawg’s Welcome Video.

Thanks again for reading and following my journeys!  If you see me on the road, please wave, tip your hat, or stop by!

Blog Signature

Jim White Sands 2

J. Dawg at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”  Mae West

“He who does not expect will not find out the unexpected” – Heraclitus

“Every living being’s life is a story.”  – The Cayuse People

“In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery or sorrow of the world, but shall smile at the infinite delight and mystery of it”.  – William Saroyan

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