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!
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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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Austin Vince will be doing a talk, so I expect there are lots of other interesting peoples to listen to, but otherwise lots of bling to buy. Good I suppose if you are in the market and want to get your hands on the latest stuff.
funny some of the comments are similar to the 'hubb ripley is not value for money'.
£6 entry to an event in London is mega cheap, as long as you don't buy anything there (that includes £8000 Charley Boorman tours, right down to teas and coffees).
Its an opportunity to listen to the speakers and meet really interesting people. My friend went to one of these Excel sailing shows, with a flask and sarnies, and ended up with a dozen business cards, and on her next trip ended up with two weeks worth of free accommodation and hospitality. Its who you know, not what you pay.
Another thing I do is collect all the nice travel brochures and use them for scrapbooking for the kids!
however there has to be said something about the difference between dreaming and getting on with it, you could go for an explore that weekend rather than being dragged around an exhibition hall being reminded of how materially poor you are, could go for a weekend away somewhere new and different, or save that fuel/tube money for the big one.
It was mostly travel firms selling package holidays with some activity other than sun bathing - such as overland bus tours in East Africa, hiking Himalayas, white water stuff and lots of retailers selling standard travel guides, insurance and mosquito nets.
Very little information or contacts/advice for the 'self made' adventurer (eg. Alaska tourist office stand had lots info of restaurants and hotels in Fairbanks, but absolutely no idea if there was any regular sea or air access across the straits to Russia).
Chris Scott gave an interesting presentation on a trip of his in the Sahara.
I never felt inclined to go again (despite free tickets from a Son sufficiently high up with the Sponsors!).
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Saturday 28 January
13.00 "Kilimanjaro – the trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain", Henry Stedman, Theatre 3
14.00 "How to drive or ride around the world", Chris Scott, Theatre 2
16.00 "Camel trekking in the Sahara", Chris Scott, Theatre 3 Sunday 29 January
11.00 "The Inca Trail and other hikes to Machu Picchu" Alex Stewart, Theatre 2
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