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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Can anyone recommend a bank/credit card for S/C/N Americas
Hi- not sure if this is the right place to find this out but I'm looking to open a second account and have a spare credit card to take on my trip to the Americas next month.
As I've got a current account mortgage, I don't want to bring that card with me so I'm planning on setting up a monthly standing order paid into a current account I have (Royal Bank of Scotland) in order to keep the balance fairly low but can transfer more if need be online and am also taking a Visa credit card.
I'm thinking it would be good to open a second account as a back-up in case I loose my cards so can anyone recommend a good bank that I can easily draw cash from ATMs etc.
Everywhere I've been (central, north, south america, asia, north africa, middle east) I never had problems using it in ATM machines ... although sometimes it can be tricky finding the ATM machine!
Maybe if you're alone try get Cyrrus/Mastercard or something other than Visa so that if the Visa is refused the other will be ok? (just in case!) ... and a dash of travellers cheques as last resource (just in case again!) ... and some USD notes of course!
I am currently in Costa Rica, and I can tell you that in Mexico and Central America, I have used VISA credit cards and CIRRUS and PLUS ATM cards. The CIRRUS ATM did not work for me in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The PLUS card has worked everywhere, so far. Mastercard is also less widely accepted in those countries. Also be aware that in GT, HN, and Nica, some machines won´t accept a 6 digit PIN. Money has not been a hassle this trip at all. Ask me in 2 months about S. America.
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Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
Nationwide are the mutts proverbials if you're away from the UK for any length of time. Their current account is one of the only ones that doesn't charge for taking out cash abroad, or making purchase. Same goes for their visa card. However if you do use the visa card to withdraw cash from an ATM, there are applicable charges, but they won't charge a commission like most other banks.
I've been away travelling for over 16 months now and I'd place them waaaay above any other banks I've been dealing with.
Nationwide deffo - but set everything up a couple of months in advance and use cards to check the DDs etc are working...bugger of a job to sort when over there (we know). Get a Maestro card too, Cochrane on the Austral didn't have a Visa ATM for instance. More cards is better, even as special reserves. Old ones in a fake wallet can be usful too in case of robbery - never happened though ;-)
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