In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Happy Wanderer.”

What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?


My past travel style on a motorcycle designed specifically for long distances. I have traveled across the US from east to west and from Key west Fl to Fairbanks Alaska. These travels have allowed me to judge several different travel styles. Yet, after my trip to Alaska my travel style was changed forever.

During previous travels, I planned my ride distances from one destination to another with hotel reservations. However, during my travel to Alaska, I became a wanderer deciding on my destinations as I pleased.

I easily adapted to the wandering type of traveler the farther north I traveled along the Alaska Highway during the month of June & July. Because of the longitude and latitude, darkness was not a factor until well after midnight.

I now travel never worrying to seek a place to stay especially when I have reservations placed or the area has ample hotels allowing me to wanderer as I travel during the day.

One aspect of my travel style that will never change, is always monitoring the weather.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

2 thoughts on ““The Happy Wanderer””
  1. I like to be impulsive and I don’t like to have everything planned out–too much gives me a headache and stresses me out. I’m not much of a routine type. BUT, I like to have/do things in a weird chaotic/serendipitous order. I like to have stuff out in the open and easily visible and accessible. People have learned that, whatever you do, don’t move the Chaos Fairy’s things (pencils, keys, items of clothing, mail), even if said pencil, for example, is resting on top of the butter container in the fridge. My chaotically orderly world is likely to collapse in on itself. *laugh*

  2. The point was, that applies to travel too. I like to have my stuff chaotically organized in the tent, hotel room, even in the airplane. LOL

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