Horizons Unlimited Membership
Support your favourite website and
get additional privileges and goodies!
For those who may not be aware, we both now work full-time+ on the website / bulletin board / e-zine, usually 8-12 hours per day and 7 days a week. We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997, but quickly (by 1998) became a full time job and an unpaid labour of love. Grant has been full-time on HU since 1998, with Susan part time and since 2008, also full time.
You've told us how important this site and it's Community is to you. We intend to survive, and have been trying to figure out just how for a long time. Currently, the site is funded approximately equally from advertising, motorcycle travellers meetings and now sales of DVDs, t-shirts and other products with a very small amount from memberships.
We are very grateful to the advertisers we have, and hope to attract more, so if you know anybody who should be advertising with us, please send them around! Ad rates and information here.
Coming to a Horizons Unlimited meeting is a great way to meet fellow travellers, and your meeting registration fee also helps support the website.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site, and is very much appreciated. In return you get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come on the site as we roll out new systems.
There is no requirement to be a member to access the website, the HUBB or to receive the monthly e-zine. For now, what you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive.
Members do get additional features on the HUBB, such as having more space for posting pictures. The table below summarizes the HUBB benefits for members. Please note that we have taken nothing away from the privileges Registered Users have, we have just added additional privileges for contributing members.
HUBB User Privileges:
|Table may not be up-to-date - see the HUBB for the latest.||Registered User||Contributing Member||Gold Member|
|Can View Member Info||y||y||y|
|Can View Others' Profile Pictures||y||y||y|
|Can Open / Close Own Threads||n||n||y|
|Can Rate Threads||n||y||y|
|Can Upload Attachments / pictures - size total allowed||1 mb||10 mb||25mb|
|Can Post Polls||n||y||y|
|Maximum Stored Messages||10||50||100|
|Maximum Recipients to Send PMs at a time:||2||5||5|
|Can Use Custom Title||n||n||y|
|Profile Picture Maximum Width (pixels)||50||100||100|
|Profile Picture Maximum Height (pixels)||50||100||100|
|Profile Picture Maximum File Size (bytes)||10240||25000||30000|
|Can Upload Custom Avatars||n||y||y|
|Custom Avatar Maximum Width (pixels)||0||50||80|
|Custom Avatar Maximum Height (pixels)||0||50||80|
Contributing Member: US$20
Gold Member: US$45
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Of course any amount you decide is fair for what YOU get out of HU! All contributions are appreciated and will be acknowledged.
NOTE you can use your Amex, Discover, Visa, Mastercard, e-Checks with PayPal - you do not need a PayPal account. And of course you can contribute any amount you wish - PayPal will convert the currency automatically.
Pay with PayPal, and use your Visa / Mastercard / American Express etc:
$20 Contributing Membership Payment:
$45 Gold Membership Payment:
Your choice of amount Payment:
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You DO NOT need to be a PayPal member to make this payment, your credit card will work fine. ) Sending money with PayPal is free to you. PayPal is secure - your financial information is never shared with us, and there's no risk of checks getting lost in the mail.
Payment via check (or cheque) can be made in US $, Canadian $, British £, and Euros €. For other countries the best is US$ money order.
Mail check (or cheque) to our international post boxes below, and please make the cheque payable to Grant Johnson, (NOT Horizons Unlimited!!), and mail to your closest address below, or for the quickest service, to the Canada address.
Canada UK, Europe or other international Grant Johnson
102-15910 Fraser Highway
Surrey, BC V4N 0X9
24 St. Leonards Road
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BB
Thanks for your support!
Grant and Susan