We Did It! 3200 Miles from Sea to Shining Sea!

After two more days of pedaling from Gainesville (days 64 & 65), and one night spent camping behind a fire station somewhere in between, we reached the Atlantic in the picturesque town of St. Augustine, FL. All in all, we …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 6 Comments

Teaching in Gainesville

Day 63: The UNtour Gainesville! Unusual for us during a hotel stay, we woke up early and dashed uptown to pick up a package at the post office before settling in at a café to get our wifi fix before …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 1 Comment

Getting Started on a Bicycle

As challenging as riding a bicycle across the country can sometimes be (things like mountains, head winds, rain, intense sun, and—mosquitoes come to mind), it’s also unbelievably simple. Just you, the open road, and a pair of pedals. The simplicity …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 7 Comments

Tour Log: Tallahassee to Gainesville

Day 59: 60-70 miles from Tallahassee to Greenville, FL Florida sun! After becoming all too accustomed to riding with at least a fleece jacket over our jerseys (sometimes also with a windbreaker and rain coat too!), it finally warmed up …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 5 Comments

Teaching in Tallahassee!

Tallahassee, Florida is quite an artsy place. The shop keepers, gallery directors, and artisans of the Railroad Square Art Park is quite simply—amazing. Among them, we are grateful to have found Cynthia Hollis from 621 Gallery. An incredible host, not …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | Leave a comment

Pit Stop: Fixing a Flat

We’ve had our fair share (and then some) of flat tires on this trip, most of which were caused by the shocking amount of debris to be found on the side of the road. (Ironically, the worst offender is rubber …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 2 Comments

Packing It All In

One of the toughest things we had to do in order to prepare for this trip was to figure out what (and how) to pack. We did a lot of research and practice packing, which resulted in us being surprisingly …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 2 Comments

Some People Get It, Some People Don’t

A friend recently asked me if I was surprised by how well we were able to plan this trip, considering we had never done anything like this before. My honest answer was—kinda, kinda not. On occasion it does boggle my …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 5 Comments

Tour Log: Mobile Bay to Tallahassee

Day 53: 87 miles from Mobile Bay (Daphne), AL to Pensacola, FL The eastern shore of Mobile Bay is absolutely gorgeous, and we spent the morning riding along a good sized portion of it. Once we made it to the …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 35 Comments

The UNtour: Teaching in Mobile Bay!

Day 52: Teaching in Mobile Bay When you roll through the beautiful town of Fairhope, AL (across the bay from Mobile), you can’t help but notice how artist-friendly it is. From the “writer’s cottage” to the Eastern Shore Art Center, …Continue reading

Posted in the [un]tour | 2 Comments

2 classes, 8 cities, 3100 miles, and—a pair of bicycles.

Professional photographer Khara Plicanic and her husband Emir proudly completed a coast-to-coast bicycle tour (from California to Florida!) on a mission to educate and inspire everyone with a camera. This is their story.

 Start Date: 10/17/2011

 End Date: 12/21/2011