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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.
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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."
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After looking through that web page, I can only believe that the OP is taking the piss with anyone who reads it....
Or was just having a bad day, wanted to get it off of his chest and did it in a very public way causing some offence in the process. I have seen and done the opposite, had such good experiences in places like Zimbabwe or Burma and spoken about it in such a way that you would actually think they were nice places to live, which for many of the locals they are not.
Probably the only negative is the food is not the most healthy, I would kill for some simple fare that can be found in a Russian cafe - oh and some Shaslik!
OK, I admit that most american food is junk. TV has homogenized america so much that food is the same all over. America could use some Ukraine or Russian bread. Thank goodness that USA has some great parks that are all different.
The comment about americans/ no passports is generally true. I don't think average americans know much about the rest of the world, or even care to do so. It is said: War is God's way of teaching americans geography."
I am considered strange by friends because I have been to foreign places and want to return again.
I have no idea why politicians exist - most don't do a damn thing. Just take a look at the american congress. What a bunch of (rich) jerks IMO. Voting percent is at an all time low - why do it? While I think a majority of Republicans should be shot on the spot, there are an equal number of Democrats that also qualify. The whole system protects itself with enormous gobs of money. I'd like to see a coalition-type thing that FORCES these jerks to work together.
True, TSA, cops, and bureaucrats don't take kindly to any other opinion than their own, so try to avoid them whenever possible. I saw hundreds of passengers waiting for US Custom/Passport control to reopen - they were on their 15 minute break standing around while lines got longer and longer. US Customs is a scene compared to eastern europe.
OK, off of soapbox. Whatever, live and let live. If anyone travels through SE Idaho, you are welcome here. As a matter of fact, everyone is welcome at least 1 time, after that you gotta earn it.