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.'
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Will soon be going from Ushuaia To Alaska and need to know what is the best idea is for a sim card. Should i just get a pay as you go from here (uk), or get different ones in different countries as i go? I will only be making a few calls back home but i dont want to get charged if someone calls me.
Are the international ones any good and a good price?
Any opinions welcome
I'd be buying them as I go - I took my Australian SIM with me went I travelled through Russia and it ended up costing me a fortune in roaming charges alone - I didn't realise that every time I changed cell I was hit for a roaming fee.
By comparison, last week I was in Thailand and I bought a local SIM for $1.50 which gave me enough value to cover all my calls / texts for the week.
Skype charges .02/minute from South America to the States. That's cheaper than any cell phone. You might look into it and post what you find here.
I've put my phones at the bottom of my panniers, and no longer even bother charging them up. I'll dig them out when I get close to home in four or five months, but in the meantime I just use my netbook when necessary.
I use skype all the time, as well as a program called Fring, which I can operate from my android smart phone. This allows me to use my phone as a handset and make VOIP (Voice over internet protocall) calls over any available wifi network. Skype does the same thing. It's pretty handy. I keep my phone on me when I am travelling as a handy contacts list, gps, and internet calling device. However my netbook can do all of this as well.
Ok, I know this thread is a bit old, but for the sake of others who stumble upon it, here's some more info.
Skype is certainly the #1 option, but internet speeds are often too slow to connect successfully. I have to make a scheduled conference call every week, so this wasn't reliable enough for me.
We used prepaid SIM cards all the way from Seattle to Bolivia and intend to do the same through the rest of the continent. The prices range, but never more than $10 and the more expensive ones usually come with free time.
Always ask the owner of the Kiosk to activate the SIM for you. Some countries (Mexico & El Salvador, and others) require an ID number to activate. Kiosk owners can generally call in and provide their ID number to get you going.
If you are calling internationally ask about promotions, packets or calling cards. All can save a ton of money and they are usually very easy to activate.
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