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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I'm in the middle of a world tour and have realised that I'm running out of pages for visas in my passport. Has anyone else had this problem (am guessing it must be quite common) and is it a simple process to get extra pages in your passport or a serious hassle, or do I need a new passport altogether? I'm a British citizen and will apply at the British embassy in Bangkok. Any info would be great as have no idea whether this is a serious problem or if I'm worrying about nothing.
Thanks a lot, Jasper
For others contemplating much travel take the trouble when getting a passport to ask for a model with extra pages. I know for a fact that a certain country offers for a few additional dollars passports with a larger number of pages than the standard issue for folks who plan to cross a lot of borders.Maybe your country will offer the same option.Beats having to seek a new passport in the midst of a tour.
Also when on the road take the trouble to politely request that the border officials try to put their stamps in a bit more organized, space saving pattern. Nothing is more maddening than to have them flip to a blank page to plonk one little stamp at the center, screws it fo the next one.
Location: Golden, CO USA...on the road since Sept 2005
Earlier this year, in Argentina, my passport was nearly full. I took the passport to the US embassy, they added 26 pages (lettered, A-Z) to my passport while I went out for a coffee. I picked up the passport in less than an hour- and they didn't charge me anything. Try your country's embassy or consulate. By the way, Bakker makes a good point as my passport has suffered many page-wasting-sloppy-stamps!
I had the same experience as Hook with my country's consulate...no charge, no worries, no problem...
Its worth a try your local embassy/consulate via their website and see what they have to say...thats how I found my info; before heading in...
I had the same problem....not sure how it is in Britain, but in the US, extra pages are free. I went to my nearest embassy and they took care of it for free.
Now I have numbered pages as well as lettered pages.....it really confuses the people at the border stops.
FYI.....if one is in the USA...just mail your passport with an additional pages application, available at any post office or on the internet. They mail you back your passport only it is fatter with more pages and a stamped statement saying that the pages are official! Free!!!
If you get extra pages with an american passport (new one) it is 60 bucks extra. however, if you go to any embassy with your old one that is still valid, the pages are free but a small fee for the paperwork here in korea. I cn'at imagine Britain would be any less obliging.
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