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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Concurrent passports what are they, why I need one and how do I get them?
What is a concurrent passport?
A concurrent is passport is a second passport that many western countries can issue to their citizens on request, generally it is of lesser duration than your primary passport. Eg for US citizens it is only for 2 years and for Australian citizens it is 3 years.
Why would I need one?
The primary reason for having one is to allow you send a passport away for a visa, while still having a valid a travel document. (eg you are in Thailand and need to apply to the Pakistan embassy in Australia for a visa to go there). Other benefits would be avoiding showing a say a Israeli visa stamp to an Arab country and being able to apply for more than visa at a time.
How do I get one?
Generally speaking countries that issue concurrent passports require a travel itinerary with a covering letter of some sorts and where applicable a employer letter also.
So the purpose of thread is provide information on what various countries require and how to go about it, the experience of others doing this would beneficial also.
Below is a copy of the letter that I used for DFAT in Australia
Craig Iedema Address
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
To Whom It May Concern:
My wife and I will be overseas on an extended holiday that begins in from and will extend to to or longer.
Due to the requirements of a number of countries we intend to visit to apply for a Visa from the applicant’s home country, we will at times need to send our passports back to Australia.
To enable us to continue to travel we are requesting that we are provided with a concurrent passport so that when we apply for the required Visas we are still in possession of a valid Australian Passport.
We are applying for both a new passport and the concurrent passport simultaneously and as such do not have a passport number to provide for the attached form.
Our approximate itinerary is as follows:-
The countries that we need to apply for a Visa from Australia are:-
• Countries and application dates
Visa’s for the remaining countries are either not needed, can be obtained at entry points or the respective consulate in a bordering country.
The dates above are approximate and may vary depending on the local conditions at the time of each of the countries we plan to visit.
I can be contacted on phone or via email on email. Thank you for you consideration of this request.
We applied for 2nd passport from UK Passport office about a month ago and got them through after only 10 days.
We sent a covering letter similar to the one above (but based upon traveling for work reasons, stating that we were freelance and needed to be in a number of countries over the next 2 years that would not look favourably on certain stamps in the passport eg USA / Iran, Israel / N Africa, etc).
We spoke to the passport office and they couldnt have been more helpful - even talked us through how to fill out the application form (in UK you have to apply on the standard form via the Post Office as if applying for a first passport and enclose your current passport with the application).
I sent off an application for a second UK passport last Saturday and received it today the following friday, I now look forward to crossing many more borders without let or hindrance.
Funnily enough I also seem to be a freelance travel writer, there is a lot of it about.
In some exceptional circumstances, you may be issued with an additional passport. For our office to consider this, you will need to:
· Complete an adult passport application (Do not use the Adult Renewal form).
· Complete the Statutory Declaration page stating why you need an additional passport
· Enclose any proof to support this (e.g. a letter from your employer, your travel itinerary etc.)
You will be advised within one week whether you are entitled to hold an additional passport.
Additional passports have limited validity (usually only two years).
We advise discretion if you are travelling with an additional passport.
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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