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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I am planning on doing quite a bit of travelling and am wondering if anybody has had any luck in getting a second UK Passport. This would be useful if my passport got stolen, etc.
I phoned up the passport office and explained that I needed to apply for a visa (and send off my passport), but wanted to go abroad while the passport was away. I was told that I needed a letter from my manager saying that the trip to France was for "Important Business".
You can legitimately have two or even three UK passports if you are visiting countries which do not allow entry with certain visa stamps, eg Israel, or if you are constantly travelling and need visas to be inserted ready for the next trip.
You don't fall into these categories.
Physically carrying two passports is not a good idea - especially in third world countries. Any official discovering that you have two passports is going to chuck you in jail while they figure out what mischief you are up to.
Take a list of British consular addresses and phone numbers for the countries you are visiting (in some countries this will be one of our European partners), some passport photos, and two photocopies of the important pages of your passport instead.
I don´t know about getting a second UK passport, but I agree 100% with Terry Davies that carrying a second passport can be dangerous. I´ve two passports for the last six years and more than once have been up shit creek with the things. Depending on the situation/country/official you could be in for trouble or a hefty fine/bribe. Virtually no country in Africa allows a normal citizen to carry two passports.
Txs for pointing this out to me, I have been travelling for years now on 2 passports without any hassles, but have never thought much about it either. I have 2 passports from 2 different countries, does that make it even more risky or more acceptable ?
2 passports, 2 nationalities aswell. I can confirm that they dont like it in Africa, but have only had a problem once. Foolishly carrying the 2 passports in the same place at the time. However I have never been (properly) searched at a border so the problem is easy to solve by keeping the second passport in a safe place. If you do get searched I would excpect the s**t to hit the fan.
The deal is this: To a customs official or policeman, military, etc. in a third world country, if you have two passports (from the same country, different countries, does not matter) you are probably a spy or up to no good of some kind, for example, trying to play games with import or exchange restrictions. Therefore, they toss you in jail until they figure out what is going on.
Don't go anywhere outside of Western Europe or North America with more than one passport in your possession. It's asking for trouble.
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