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!
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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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Is my budget out of line?
I'm looking for some feedback on my budget. I'm planning a 2 year trip around the world, starting Europe. I live cheap and did Laos on USD $400 for 9 weeks in 2000. I think CAD $37/average should cover me on a per day basis, excluding gas. What do you think? Camping most of the time, except Asia, where it is cheaper to sleep in $4/night rooms etc.
Your budget seems good for daily living expenses of food, accomodation and some tourist sites here and there. Western Europe will kill you, even if camping and cooking your own food, but Asia is pretty cheap as you already know.
But I am assuming that this budget amount excludes your costs for shipping, visas and major bike expenses? These will obviously add more to your costs if you convert them to a daily basis.
Petrol is expensive everywhere nowdays, we paid about $2usd per liter in Turkey and are now paying $1usd per liter in Pakistan.
We did Asia less than with this money per two people. Every third night were in tent camping mostly wild.
So it is DOABLE!!! If you take average on your living style. Europe will probably take slightly more, but you'll save up in Asia and S-Am. Europe takes you around 50$ CAD or so. Don't spend here long .
Location: Vancouver, BC - now at large in the world
I know Europe will take a bite out of the budget. However, when I am there, Aril 15 to May 15, I can sleep for free at various locations. Except when I head down to Brindisi to hop on the ferry to Greece. When I leave Brussels, I'll be heading down to Brindisi in a few days, max. I've lived in Europe for 20 years and dragged up and down it a fair bt in my youth. No need spend a lot of time there. Asia is dirt cheap, I know. Been to a few countries there and with lavish living was unable to spend $20/day, so I should save some money there. South America is going to be spendy again, some with Australia and New Zealand.
Thanks all for the input. It seems to wildly depend on who you talk to what result you get.
Originally posted by kberetta: South America is going to be spendy again, same with Australia and New Zealand.
For OZ - camping can be free. Most 'State Forests ' have free camping grounds. Some 'National Parks' have them too. Do not expect them to have showers - usually a creek for a swim.
Pubs usually have accomodation - and they can be fairly cheap (relative) say $20 for a nigh t with breakfast. Some are more expensive than this .. you can ride by and free camp somewheres. The food is usally good value at the pub. But not for vegitarians!
In OZ carry water. There is not much of it in some parts and you will need a drink when you stop.
Don't visit any restaurants, buy your food & drinks at supermarkets instead and see that you camp in the wild now and then - you do find hideaways if you look for them. Then you'll probably make it with less than Can$ 37 a day.
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