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I haven't been everywhere...
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Old 8 Oct 2016
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Female partner wanted for overlanding / travel / adventures / life?

As a Retired Gentleman of Leisure and part time SNOBIRD, I am preparing to head South for the Winter again. I will be leaving Vancouver Island, Canada sometime in October. Planned destinations for this trip include the US West Coast, some Southern states, Mexico, and Belize. With a possible drive to investigate Costa Rica as a bonus? The itinerary is NOT set in stone … spontaneity and serendipity are the guiding navigational principles.

I am seeking a FEMALE PARTNER for travel, adventures, and possibly FOR LIFE! She will be adventurous, affectionate, attractive, self reliant, spontaneous, and sensual. She knows how to pack light, and she usually has a bag packed and ready to go … just sitting there waiting for an excuse. She must be ready to travel …. NOW!!! She will probably have owned a VW Westphalia at some time in her life … and remembers all the quirky things about it fondly. But mostly, she will be ready for a PARTNERSHIP, based on respect, great communication, HUMOUR, exploring, learning, sharing, and living in the moment. Military, medical, or police experience an asset, and previous experience at exploring remote locations by bike, backpack, motorcycle, and overlanding get bonus points.

A well seasoned real life human version of XENA the Warrior Princess would be perfect … but I already have a four legged furry version. So “MUST LOVE DOGS”, and the ability to be the “ALPHA BITCH” is highly desirable. (;-{)


XENA the Warrior Princess … 75 lbs of LOVE … and GERMAN ATTITUDE!

For the next few months I will mostly be living out of my AWD SAFARI Micro Motorhome. This GO-Almost-Anywhere unit will serve as “the Mothership” for transport to various exotic locations, where bicycle and backpack can take over for short term local explorations. While I have decades of experience at “Adventure Touring” with a backpack, bicycle or motorcycle, the SAFARI AWD Micro Motorhome provides much more COMFORT and SECURITY, and sleeping inside, warm and dry, on a 4” thick memory foam mattress, suits me better these days than “roughing it” in a tent .. in the rain … with jungle critters prowling around outside.



My hand built/custom/D.I.Y. AWD SAFARI Micro Motorhome / Class "C", has a full sized bed, lots of storage space, with propane stove, water system, and porta potti. This Micro M/H is bigger than most of the many other camperised vans that I have owned and travelled in for the last few decades. But it is still compact enough, and light enough, and it has AWD, so I can bounce down “the road less travelled” looking for remote and isolated camping spots. Enjoying the journey as much as any specific destinations.

If this crazy, rambling, Gypsy life style sounds appealing, both as a Winter / Snobird escape, and possibly for the long term, then respond.
I can send more info and pictures.
“Fortune favors the Brave”. (;-{)

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Larry Z
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Appropriate ?

Seems to me you should be posting on a "dateing" place ! NOT here as it just does not seem appropriate to me anyway !
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Viva la difference and no harm done anyway as it is in the correct forum.

But we have seen the dog and the RV, but no photo of the principle attraction.
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For LAZ 1 and others...

I am with Tony Lee regarding appropriateness of post. Not only that I have some hard won advice for all who are seeking "pardners"..... I live in the southwest part of each two years..., so the spelling is correct:

What to look for in a woman who travels
1. Communication: is her rhythm of communication similar to yours?
People process (inflow and out flow communication) at different speeds,
perhaps the greatest cause of frustration and "divorce" is when two people
in an intimate realtionship have very different rhythms of communication.
Those who inflow and outflow slowly are no less intelligent or able than those
who process quickly, but select a mate with a rhythm of communication similar to yours. Life and your realtionship will be much more fun.

2. Agreements: verify a potential mate can make and KEEP agreements. We are all, well, mostly all good people, so if we make an agreement with a lover/partner and then break that agreement, we justify this afront by discovering or inventing her/his mistakes or short commings. This only to jutify the breaking of an agreeent.

3.Experience: the old ledgend that "opposites attract" is incomplete. It should read, "opposites attract divorce." Make sure she has similar experience levels to yours. Steve 974 describes a woman who travels like him and he is a happy man. If you have battled your way through to post graduate degrees, hooking up with a high school drop out, with very notable exceptions - like true genius - probably won't work. Because you are reading here, you ride or will be riding motorcycles, so select a woman who rides or wants to learn to ride - pillion or pilot. Steve 974 in previous post really shines a positive light on levels of experience.

4. Emotions: wanted or not, we all exhibit emotions, this is part of being human, we share an emotional facade hopefully appropriate for each situation. Anger, when appropriate, fear, when appropriate etc etc... but each of us has an emotion that we hang out in more often than all the others. Let's say you are pretty much
bored all the time, then select a woman who is also pretty much bored all the time and you two will see the world through the curtain of boredom. Or, better select a woman who is interested in everything, - this is a better emotion than boredom and she will help you out of your boredom. What not to do is - if you are chronically interested in life is to hook up with a woman who is chronically in grief over some past pain, etc. ect. ect.

True example: years ago when I lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, I went into the Museum Club bar commonly called the "Zoo Club" - I was very attracted to a barmaid who worked behind the bar. I sat at the bar next to an older cowboy, complete with cowboy hat, boots, western shirt and I suspected he was carrying.
Not long after, I heard the cowboy speaking to the barmaid in very anger tones, explaining how "pissed off" he was with his wife and at his boss and that his kids were worthless, at that moment a middle aged woman burst through the door and clobbered him in the cowboy hat with her purse. She knocked him off his barstool and grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and hauled him out the door.
I was shocked, but my favorite barmaid learned over the bar and said, "don't worry about it, that happens all the time - they have been married 25 years, have 4 kids and will never divorce - you see, they are both very angry people and they understand each other. It is the bad boys who marry the good girls that get divorced. And, the good boys who marry the bad girls get divorced. But I have never heard of a good boy who married a good girl or a bad boy who marries a bad girl getting divorced."
I was astounded by this simple wisdom shared at the "Zoo Club" bar in Flagstaff, Arizona.

5. Comparable magnitude: Each of us have a soul. We are endowed with a big soul or little soul the difference is simple. The big souls have the philosophy that they will survive and help other survive even if they have to drag them along the the way. The little souls see anyone else's survival as a threat to their survival and covertly or overtly try to destroy others, physically or psychologically.
The very obvious message here is if you have a big soul, don't travel with anyone who has a very little soul.

Oh, this is also, my, and others advice for woman selecting men to travel or hook up with on a more permanent basis.

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rosa del desierto and I are once again at our ranch in Flagstaff, stop by.
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Great advice from Mr X on picking a travel partner ...

I will, however respectfully disagree regarding the missing picture of myself aka "the main attraction".

For an intelligent, mature, well seasoned travellin gal, such as I am seeking, the main attractions ( and/or the deal breakers) might just be the wheels and the dog. My looks are "adequate", but my "inner beauty" is probably much more important and relevent.

I am reminded of one of the oldest jokes about internet dating.

WANTED: Female fishing partner.
Must be able to bait her own hook,
Clean her own fish,
And be a great cook.
Send picture of boat.
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Your original post includes a requirement that the woman in question be "attractive." Seems reasonable to expect that you'd willingly share regarding your own attributes in that arena. In fact, you might also want to provide assurance of your "affectionate...self reliant, spontaneous, and sensual" qualities as well.
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Your original post includes a requirement that the woman in question be "attractive." Seems reasonable to expect that you'd willingly share regarding your own attributes in that arena. In fact, you might also want to provide assurance of your "affectionate...self reliant, spontaneous, and sensual" qualities as well.
No problems there ..
I qualify readily for all of the above ...
And I am modest too.
(;-{)

A picture of the package is not an indicator of the value within.
This we learn with age and experience.
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Crikey - this site has changed since I first started. This aint a bleedin dating site you know. What the hell is an 'ALPHA BITCH'?? and sensual, please.
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Not looking for a "date" ...
looking for a travelling partner.
Specificaly for a Winter/Snobird trip to Mexico, Belize, and possibly Costa Rica.
This is after all the "Travellers Seeking Travellers" section.

And an "alpha bitch" is the lead female in a pack. Any one with experience with dogs or Wolves knows that this is the correct technical term.

Since I have a 75 lb female German Shepherd, who is a " mobile organic alarm system" and trained in protection, experience as a self confident leader of men AND dogs would be an asset in anyone who gets into my van, male or female.

Simple, Eh?
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Sounds like you should be riding in Thailand....

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U probably will B looking a LONG time !

Really Laz1 I hope you find your Female traveler.........

But........really you think a female is going to take off with a stranger, go to foreign lands totally relying on you for pretty much everything !
Traveling with people you know or close friends on a trip like that is taxing enough with someone you know and trust ! Spending 24/7 with someone is NOT easy as anyone who has done so would know.......however those of us who have done so here most likely have done this knowing they have there own motorcycle and can go there own way if they must !

I personally think you are wasting electronic cyberspace with your fantasy
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I personally think you are wasting electronic cyberspace with your fantasy
Well it's not as if we're short of it

Laz's post amused me anyway and got me reflecting on all the female travel partners I've been on trips with over the decades

These days I usually travel alone ....
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Laz's post amused me
These days I usually travel alone ....
Likewise backofbeyond



For goodness sake, leave LAZ alone. Some of you are great experts in what's right for him and everyone else. Focus on your own goals and ambitions and stop feckin interfering with the hopes and plans of others.

For the record.........GOOD ON YOU LAZ, I sincerely hope you find what you're looking for
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Well said as normal Chris
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Advice?

My advice is of the general nature .........

Which is mature sound advice.........

Not advisable to go galavanting around world being totally dependent upon a stranger !!

Not a good idea EVER !!

Has nothing really with Laz 1

I doubt many women would disagree!

Then again he may find his Attractive Female with this post..........stranger things have happened !

I would bet a dollar to a donut he gets zero responses, other than replys like all above.......

O.K. I am off my soapbox and there is no need to waist any more time on this

Good luck Laz1
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