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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've been thinking for a while what inspires me most when it comes to overland travel, and how I could best pass this inspiration on to others. I love the HUBB and other sites - very useful in the planning stages. I love to read about the travel of others - Sam Manicom and Ted Simon spring to mind.
The thing that inspires me the most, however, is watching trips and seeing different places / how the person interacts with locals / getting a feel for different cultures / etc. I'm going to get it out of the way and be done with it; I loved watching LWR / LWD. Both gave me a starting point from which I discovered HU, and everything developed from there! I've loved watching 'Aim for the Horizon' with Rob and Dean; I thoroughly enjoyed Adventure Spec's Moroccan DVD, although it's not quite my type of overland travelling. I've loved watching Mondo Enduro and, especially, Terra Circa.
The aspects of these films I enjoyed the most are that you get to see a great deal of the country in which the traveller finds themselves, I get to see how travellers interact with locals (either just to chat or because something's broken!), I get to see how the journey affects the traveller themselves (that they go on more than one type of 'journey', for want of a better phrase - sorry if it's a little cheesy) and that I feel as though I could be doing the same thing - I just needed a little push to get started.
What I'm interested in, after this lengthy pre-amble, is what do other people want from 'films' of travel, however long they me be. Does the focus need to be more on the scenery / countries, or the characters travelling? Is there a useful ratio between the two, based on your experiences?
I'm definately going to start small, but I would like to develop this aspect of my trips - not as a way to make money (although many do, and I'm not ruling it out!) but more as a way of inspiring others. As many others have said in the past, if I could inspire even just one person, it will have been all worth while . . . .
My favourite has to be Twice upon a caravan, Robert Fulton who rode around the world on a Douglas in the 1930s. This is a time I most would have liked to have travelled in as travel and communication were both reasonably modern but traditional cultures had not been changed by progress or the second world war. I also liked Robert Fulton's attitude to the different people he encountered, for somebody from such a privileged background he was open minded and accepting of other peoples cultures.
My personal favourite overland travel film is Mondo Enduro, I love the rawness of the trip, it was my first viewing of overlanding on the discovery/men and motors channel a few years ago, iv'e also read quite a lot of the books that are about
(Ted Simon , Lois Pryce etc) and watched a few more dvd's since but Mondo is the one for me, it always inspires me.