Ho, ho, ho! Santa came early this year, so we're taking 20% off all DVDs in the HU Store! Get the complete Achievable Dream Collectors Box Set for only $111 (previously $139)! Remember to use Coupon Code 'EZSPEC' on your order.
9th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is ending soon! 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!
Membership - Show you're proud to be a Horizons Unlimited Traveller!
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 such as this one (18 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.
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 help you 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!
I arrived at 7:30 in front of Girag Carga in Bogota. Drained fuel, took off mirrors, disconnected battery. At 8:00 I was in front of the exportationes window. No action. 20 minutes later, frustrated, I saw a gentleman walking by, and asked him if he was one of the jefe of Girag. He said "Yes." So I told him my story, that I wanted to ship my bike to Panama, that I had shipped with Girag twice before and had received first class service, but now that I was surprised that no one was looking after me. He was interested in bike touring and in shipping bikes by air cargo. So I mentioned that Girag had quite a good reputation among North American bikers, also their run to Quito. We introduced ourselves and shook hands. He gave me his business card and said, "Go to the second floor and ask for Carolina. She will look after you. Your bike will be in Panama tomorrow morning." He went to his office. I looked at his card, it said, "Adolfo Giraldo J. Presidente." Wow!!! In my distant youth I had known of another Adolfo, who had promised to make the German trains run on time, among other things. Nomen est Omen. We'll see.
Carolina was a pretty little thing. Petite, 26, and still unmarried. She looked at my documents, made a pile of photocopies, and typed out my waybill. Now it was hiking time. Over to DIAN (customs) to get an inspector to look at the bike (thank goodness for that little thicket along the way). I walked back; he rode, the lazy bugger. At least he gave me a ride back with him. Got my documents. Then to the Passenger Terminal to change more money and to buy my ticket for the next day. Then to the airport police. Then back to Carolina, pooped. The police inspectors arrived at Girag just before 12.00. One of them, a real PITA, smelled each of my spark plugs, and looked at all the light bulbs and fuses, even sprayed my chain wax to see if it was real. He had to check me out against his will. At 12.30 I was done, and US$400.00 poorer. Shook hands with Carolina, would have loved to hug her, but this would not have been professional. Will Adolfo deliver tomorrow? Stay tuned.