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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We are Kev and Lorraine Hatchett, a Brit couple on a RTW trip. We have been on the road now for 2.5 years. We have just arrived in Sydney from San Francisco to spend a bit of time touring around while the bike is in transit to Singapore. We had originally planned to hire a camper van but have hit a minor problem .. trying to book a van on arrival is proving to be slightly impossible for us :-( all the companies are requiring a credit card for deposit. We have a credit card, unfortunately it is still in the UK, will be arriving in Sydney with a mate on the 8th Dec.
With all the troubles we have had shipping out of the States (that's another story!!) we didn't get a great deal of time for organizing this part of the trip ... basically flying by the seat of our pants.
Accommodation here is a lot more expensive than we imagined.
If anyone has any tips on sub AU$50 accom around Sydney, or anywhere in Aus for that matter while we sort ourselves out would be appreciated.
Kev & Lorraine _____________
If you don't mind camping, there's a book called 'camps 5' (or it could even be 6). Anyway, it lists the free camp sites in Australia, which certainly has to be the cheapest way to stay. A library might even have it......
There's also 'couch-surfing' where you can see if you can stay at peoples house, for free. This is usually only for short periods though. Google will be your friend.
You can also try 'Gumtree', where people list accommodation to rent/share. You never know, you might be able to snag a room at a house for a couple of hundred a week until you get back on your feet.
If you're around Albury from mid-Jan onwards, message me and you're welcome to stay. In the process of moving there at the moment....
Ive sent out a few emails, but have you tried to contact the HU communities??
The other thing is to look at re-locating camper vans - these you can do for $1 per day some times they throw in fuel.... ideas anyway - ill get back to you about my friends.
Free accommodation for a few days offered on a rural property near Bemboka in the Bega Valley in south east New South Wales. Double room and/or twin room with use of own bathroom, or powered site for your campervan. Kangaroos and wombats on the property. Swimming pool - but the water's still a bit cool as it's unheated. About 400 km south of Sydney, 40 minutes from beaches, 90 minutes from Snowy Mountains. Would probably able to lend you an old Subaru Brumby utility while you're here.
Good ideas from everybody there. For $50 or less in sydney you are looking at camping or a cheap hostel in a dorm most likely. Couch surfing is the way to go or if you have lots of time try house sitting, lots of options australia wide from a weekend to months. Usually you have to look after a pet or two.
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