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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CommunicationsConnecting - internet cafes, laptops, Palm devices, cell phones - how to connect, use, which one, and Bike to Bike and passenger intercoms.
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Hey guys, I have not seen a thread here yet about the free international calling company Skype. (Skype.com) Many backpackers use this program to make free calls over the internet. In order to use the program you must have a microphone, headphones, and the internet.
You have 2 options for calling people. You can call someone for free if they also have the internet, headphones/speakerphones, microphone, and have downloaded the Skype program.
The 2nd option of calling is much more practical but costs 2 cents a minute (to the U.S.). You still need to have the internet, microphone, and headphones but the person you call doesn´t need anything because you call them on their phone line. This option is a lot more practical for calling non internet savy people like my parents. You first need to buy Skype credit, but it is fairly easy to figure out how to do it. After you download Skype and become a member you go to their website to buy credit with your CC/Paypal.
-This program has saved me a lot of money and I just wanted to share in case you have not heard of it.
In a link to the PC vs PDA thread, Skype's now available for PocketPC and Smartphone, so if you've got a WiFi enabled one of those you can happily Skype about without needing a PC. I had great fun chatting to my uncle in Australia the other day, for free, courtesy of my local McD's free WiFi.
Skype is a great cheap tool BUT its not free...its only free, IF the person you're talking to has a Skype account and is on the computer/web simultaneously.
One of the the nice unheralded feature so Skype is its ability to send text messages via SMS to friends cell phones...IF the bandwidth isn't capable of handling a call...BUT unfortunately, you can't receive a text message yet.
It also has a chat function when bandwidth is slow...with other Skype members.
Lastly, be carefule to not use Skype at Internet cafe computers as some of them have keyloggers etc. that will swipe your password. You'll find yourself with an empty account at the next cafe.
They do offer free calls even to landlines. You also don't require a headset and microphone as the software will call your landline first then dial your contacts number. I find it much eaiser and better siganl talking on my usual phone.
There is one catch you have to pay a quartly subscription with is 10 euros, but still not bad all the calls you want for 3 months for 10 euros. It last me around 8 momths cos after 3 months you get charged 'less than SKYPE', i don't make many calls so i spend around 15 euros a year)
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