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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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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We're heading off on a long trip in July, been planning since last July and savings are going well. Have read through the awesome posts about affording the lifestyle etc, but haven't seen much in the way of tips for raising money for the asset-poor! We're Aussie renters, temporarily based in the UK, so no house to sell, but own a bit of furniture, household rubbish, car and a shed full of tools. Surprisingly, a few friends have shown interest in our furniture (one even wants car AND sewing machine!), so step one is holding a friends-only open house to see if some other stuff can go this way.
Any advice for selling smaller bits and pieces? One couple I read said they'd made 300 pounds from selling small stuff! We're planning on doing car boot sales once we have most stuff ready to go. I've found reasonable tips for garage/yard sales just poking around on the web (ask if you'd like the list), but does anyone have good tips from experience for attending boot sales?
Finally, we've had a few friends move away and they've held leaving parties. Basically you get together, eat the last of the food, drink the alcohol, and give everything away - all the leftover packets of spice, flour, vermouth, and futons! We're thinking of holding one where we get rid of the crockery, cutlery, tuppperware, kettle, ornamental stuff, and anything else that hasn't sold, and leaving a donation box on the table for people to leave what they like in return for what they take away. Hope it works - every 30 pounds is another day!
We're just ahead of you. Good luck when you get there
We leave in 3 weeks and spent this whole weekend like headless chickens trying to empty our house for the new tenants. Before that we have spent the last year or so ebaying and at car boot sales, making perhaps £2000 or thereabouts.
Ebay is right royal pain in the ass, but makes good money for some stuff. It's timecomsuming with all the listings and wrapping, but made easier by the fact you can now print postage and addresses from the PC.
Car boots you make less money but are more fun. My two top tips for this are:
1. Go with someone else, as it makes it 100 times more fun. Not just your partner, but anoter carbooter next to you that can add to the fun.
2. Bring your own food! The first time we got there at 7am for our first one. Made a tenner seller all our CDs, and immediately spent that money on a sh1tty burger cos we were a bit hungover and hungry! Doh!
The only other thing I would add, is do it as soon as you can, the amount of stuff we have thrown away is a real shame, but we have tried and tried to get rid of it, but you can only use so much of your weekend etc.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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