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!
We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site. You get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come as we roll out new systems. Of course, you get our sincere thanks, good karma and knowing you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. :-)
Travel BooksMotorcycle and travel books to inspire and inform you!
DVDs - Watch and Learn!
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."
Advertisers- Horizons Unlimited is well-established as the first source of reliable, unbiased information on all aspects of motorcycle travel.
We reach a dedicated, worldwide group of real travellers, and are the only website focusing exclusively on long distance motorcycle travellers.
If you sell motorcycles or motorcycle accessories, riding gear, camping equipment and clothing, transport motorcycles, organize motorcycle tours, or have motorcycles to rent, you should be advertising with us!
Thankfully, there's no escape from macs for me (I use special softwares and I'm relatively CPU/RAM hungry too). I'll probably take 15" MacBook Pro (for better resolution working on pics and/or HD videos) backupped with separate HD. I miss 12" PowerBook, with aluminium casing and for me a good compromise between screen size/performance/overall size, it's a pity they didn't do 12" MacBook Pro version of it, with 4GB ram possibility and fast (800mhz or more) bus speed.
Let's see if the forthcoming small version of Apple laptop will be a candidate. I've already heard the price will be relatively stiff compared to bottom end MacBooks (the basic ones)...
Hi All, I've just been blown away Got a black 701 eeepc last night (belated chrissy pressy) and was using it within two minutes!!!! my own wireless net etc...who needs M%$*&T anyways i will be using mine while traveling, where ever i go, I work in IT in the education system of the uk for 20yrs and the first time i'm gob smacked at the release of this little machine and what it's capable of (oh ps. theres a touch screen kit for it now!) ride on man.....
I've just read about another ASUS product which is a PDA style touch screen tablet PC.
Yeah spotted that in the reg artivle - I used something very similar on the trip to Morocco - really nice kit - the Samsung Q1
and because it has a touch screen I didn't need to get the keyboard out every time I wanted to use it - but it still felt a little expensive to be taking on the road with me - it also ate battery life - but frankly that was a minor issue.
I'm going to hang off on buying the kit until a month before I go - that way with any luck I'll be able to get the latest and best !
Having said that I've been playing with the Asus in work and I think I'm in love ;-)
I traveled with a Toughbook from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. The Toughbook is a survivor. It was in my rack box when I got hit in the rear by three trucks. Problem? Weight. My right leg remains weak from the smash. Every extra pound is critical so I gave the Toughbook to the Angel Graciela, owner of Hotel Argentino in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego.
Now I am about to collect an EEE PC in NY before flying back to Panama to continue my ride north. Blog at www.simongandolfi
It's not quite as durable as the full on tough books, but then again it doesn't cost as much!
$1799 for the brand new D15RS with very decent spec - the only downside seems to be the pure size of the thing - 15'' monitor, and 6.3 pounds. Having said that it's a full on machine sporting 2gb RAM, 160GB HD and full Windows Vista.
If I had the space I'd seriously consider this if I was to spend more time filming and shooting on the road.
Hi All, The Mac book Air is a lovely bit of kit...... but 1200gbp inc 80gb HDD, or for an extra 500gbp for 64mb ?? SSD..WOW how many Eeepc's could you get for that inc extra storage I think that for traveling any where and by any means you care to use bike, car, M/C etc It will take some beatingTDMalcolm
What a wonderful wonderful machine - it's right there in the middle price wise - it 'aint cheap - but it's not exactly expensive either. It's tiny tiny tiny, weights next to nothing but is a fully featured laptop that will allow you to edit video and mess with photos etc on the road.
However... Mac fan that I am... it's not the sub-notebook I was hoping for... I think I'll end up with one for home or the office but I'm not going to take it on the road - it's a bit over-kill for me.
I think I'll be going with the Asus, but wait for the Q2 updates and see what comes out the door - would love to know more about the extended battery pack too please!
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA
"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada
"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia
"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders
10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!
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!
Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.
You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or
to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and
knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.