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Offline kirsche

Hi I am about to get me and my beloved marlberry (bicycle ; ) over to the westcoast. I know its not the right time for the southern crossing - but I will give it a try and if it gets to unbearable - I ll hitch hike a truck, sailing boat, or get on a greyhound...

I started my "world tour" in octobre  2011 in my hometown vienna. from there I cycled all down europe - crossing through north italy and over the alps to southern france. following the eastern coast I cycled over to spain and all down to gibraltar. there I started to hitch hike boats and made my way to the spanish Canarian Islands, then to the Cape Verdes, crossing the Atlantique on a 47ft boat (about 2 weeks!) I arrived in the carribean island Martinique. From there on another boat to Cuba - where I spend 2 months cycling across - just wonderful! finally getting a visa for the states I got on an other boat and sailed up to Key West.

Now I am here in the USA - and I want to see my friends on the Westcoast ; )
so what can a woman do that dedicated her tour to the global project of creating, sharing and living objectives for a peaceful and sustainable future on this planet?? ;  )

up to now it was just great to travel on my own - I loved the ultimate freedom of choice - and foolishness ; )   and I enjoyed to learn so much about myself - who am I if nobody is watching ; ) ?
Now I know. not all. but a lot. lately I became a little exhausted and I just think that it would be great and encouraging if I d have some company for some time!

And just if for some days! - come with me!

to see some picturs about my tour so far - check out my blog!
it is embaded in the website - follow "Carteker Lifestyle" then "Deutsch" (sorry text only in german) then "Bärbel's Reiseblog"

OR! hoste me on my way!
I am also in and as "barbara graf"

I am also happy for advises, recommandations ; )

contakt me via mail: barbara_graf(at)


Offline dbbcpa

Re: looking for company/advise/hosts ; ) (June/July 2012 FL Tampa to LA)
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 11:47:29 pm »
I am in Tampa. When are you coming through? I have to leave July 13 for a Montana trip but may be able to help or ride with you for a day or so. Let me know a little more about your specific plans.

Offline pptouring

Re: looking for company/advise/hosts ; ) (June/July 2012 FL Tampa to LA)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 06:58:43 pm »
Hey dbbcpa,

She left Monday morning from Holiday and should be near Perry by now and headed towards Tallahassee where she hopes to find another WarmShowers host. Since she has limited internet I figured I let you know. :-)

Offline staehpj1

Re: looking for company/advise/hosts ; ) (June/July 2012 FL Tampa to LA)
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 07:22:08 am »
It is possible, but once past the gulf coast the scenery is pretty lame IMO and the heat will be at very least unpleasant.  Why not swing north somewhere near the Mississippi and ride in better scenery and cooler temps?

Have a great tour in any case.