The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Horizons Unlimited presents!
Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship – all nationalities are eligible to sign-up.
Member Benefits Include:
Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
Evacuation back to the member’s home hospital of choice
Global network of medical Centers Of Excellence
Deployable medical and security teams
Medical Evacuation services up to $500,000
No restrictions on activity or destination
Global Rescue's medical membership will provide services for a member’s transport, up to $500,000, from the point of illness or injury back to his or her home country hospital of choice. The member must be 160 miles from home and have a condition that requires inpatient hospitalization.
By including security, a member is choosing to protect themselves in non-medical emergencies. If Global Rescue determines that a member is in danger of imminent grievous bodily harm, we will provide services for a member’s transport, up to $100,000, from their location to his or her home country. We strongly recommend a security upgrade whenever there is risk of natural disaster, civil unrest, terrorism, or war.
All Global Rescue members have exclusive 24/7 access to the Global Rescue Intelligence Database and our Operations Center staffed by medical professionals and security specialists.
It is important to note that Global Rescue is not an insurance company. We are unable to reimburse costs that have not been authorized by Global Rescue and do not cover medical bills, hospital stays, trip cancellation, lost baggage, etc.
Individual Membership: For individuals up to age 75 (Memberships for travelers between 75 and 85 are available - call 1-800-381-9754 for details in the USA, or 1-617-459-4200 internationally).
Family Membership: For individuals, their spouse (or domestic partner) and up to four dependent children under age 18 (or under age 23 if full-time students).
Duration of membership:
Short-Term Membership: Available for single trips in durations of 7, 14, and 30 days.
Annual Membership: Membership for an entire year when you are more than 160 miles from home. The standard membership plan allows an unlimited number of trips of up to 45 continuous days each. Other options are available that allow trip lengths of 90, 180, and even a full 365 days. Multi-year rates are also available. Call 1-800-381-9754 for details in the USA, or 1-617-459-4200 internationally.
"H-C Travel is the longest established international motorcycle tour operator in the UK (founded in 1994). and all of our holidays are covered legally and financially by our TTA membership and ATOL license. All our tours are also licensed or approved in the destination country. Our motorcycles are locally registered and insured, and if you are on a guided tour with us, our guides own the motorcycles, they aren’t hired or borrowed. Our guides are all experienced, and all live locally, so they really do know the area, the roads, the people, and the sights - to help you get the most out of your holiday. And as a professional travel company, we of course arrange flights and travel insurance and can offer you lots more besides – it’s your holiday, so let us do the work for you."
StarCom1 is a universal motorcycle communication system that can combine: ► Rider to passenger hands free and natural conversation.. Just talk! ► Bike-to-bike communication, vox (voice controlled) or PTT (push-to-talk). ► Stereo music, at CD quality, from any portable music system. ► Mobile phone. Enjoy a normal phone conversation at speed... Totally hands free. ► Satellite Navigation or radar, allows voice commands to be heard clearly. ► High speed clear communication.
"Buy wall maps as well as topographic, road, street and walking maps from MapsWorldwide online map shop. We also stock globes, travel guides, nautical charts, satellite images, GPS equipment and mapping CD ROMS. All at great prices and shipped to your door."
Rukka makes superb riding gear for all kinds of riding. I still have Rukka raingear from 1981. They have a two piece suit, the AirPower2, perfect for the traveller with excellent ventilation and removeable waterproof GoreTex liner. I love mine! Here's a review by Motorcyclist of the Rukka Allroad jackets & pants. There's all sorts of new designs too, from the All-Road to the Air Vantage and more. Recommended
From Ed Messenger, on the HUBB, re Medical Evacuation Insurance:
"Luckily I never had to use it but I got MedjetAssist last year. Your first year is $175, they have their own hospital planes or will book you on a commercial flight if you're mobile. They fly you home- not just to the hospital closest to your location. They'll even work with you inside the US if you have an accident 500 miles from home, or need to be flown to Mayo clinic for special treatments.
Their rules are easier to meet than most other companies in terms of getting qualified for evacuation. In a nutshell if you are admitted to any bush hospital and can get a local official to say you need prolonged care, or advanced treatment they'll come get you. I found them through a friend who was very concerned about the best policy and did lots of research before getting it himself. Ed"
Michael Paull adds his endorsement of MedJet (and he DID use their services - twice!):
"... After an additional three days in Beijing, I was deemed stable enough for air evacuation back to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA, in the company of my wife Aillene (who had flown in from Japan), and an air transport trauma nurse provided by the company that I had procured medical evacuation insurance from, MedjetAssist - without doubt, the best insurance coverage I have ever purchased in my life.
A small plug here - these people were remarkable... If there was ever a better case for '...don't leave home without it.', MedjetAssist is at the top of my checklist, no matter where I travel (and I hope to do a LOT more)."
Note: Per the MedjetAssist site: "... a medical transport between Europe and America can run more than $35,000. Middle East and South American flights range from $60,000 to $80,000. Transport from Asia often exceeds $100,000." Sounds like $175.00 is pretty cheap insurance!
For OTHER nationalities it is currently a little more complicated. There IS a Foreign National Plan, but you can't enroll online. It's a faxable enrollment and subject to underwriting approval. The rates are the same, but transport is restricted to "back to home country - hospital of choice" rather than "anywhere in the world - hospital of choice". Also they are VERY particular about which countries you go to. If it's not on the "good list" they won't cover you. We are working on improving all of that, but at least it IS available! Go here to contact MedjetAssist and inquire about the Foreign National Plan.
Touratech is a premium supplier of just about everything you could want in overland travel equipment. Major distributors in France, UK, Italy and USA. Highly recommended, good people. Note their logo at the top right of every page on the site!
Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!