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Forum Rules

Registration to this forum is free! We do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed below. If you agree to the terms, please check the 'I agree' checkbox and press the 'Register' button below. If you would like to cancel the registration, click here to return to the forums index.

Please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on this BB and will be deleted immediately.

The Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers Community includes folks from over 130 countries and all major religions. We believe in tolerance and respect for everyone, and do not feel that religious or political debates belong on the site.

The Horizons Unlimited Bulletin Board (HUBB) has always been intended as a fact-based board, where people can ask for and provide information to help plan trips, deal with paperwork, transport, insurance, medical and other issues.

It is NOT intended or run as a 'chat' board, NOR to debate the great political or religious or cultural issues of our time. There is no shortage of other sites where you can get into that sort of debate, if that's what you want to do, so this isn't meant as a denial of anyone's free speech.

Horizons Unlimited has a zero tolerance policy for personal attacks. Posting something to the HUBB which personally attacks another HUBB user or contains profanity or any type of racial or ethnic slur will result in immediately disabling your posting ability.

Please remember that we at Horizons Unlimited do not actively monitor the contents of the HUBB and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of the HUBB or any entity associated with the HUBB or Horizons Unlimited. We each come to this board with different personalities, views and backgrounds. Please take what you like and leave the rest without comment.

Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the HUBB to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by the HUBB.

Although the HUBB does not and cannot review the messages posted and is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless this BB, Horizons Unlimited, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s).

We at this BB also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.


You agree not to post any advertising, URL's with affiliate id's or tracking numbers or anything which actively promotes your own business site or company. Pretending to be a traveller and hyping your own business is not okay. Businesses desiring to advertise products or services on the HUBB, the Horizons Unlimited website or the monthly e-zine should contact us. See AD RATES here.

Vendors, tour operators etc: You can become a "Contributing Vendor" by simply paying for an advertising signature, which will show whenever you make a post. The price is only US$ 40 per year, payable in advance, minimum 1 year.

You can also become a "HUBB Advertiser" and get two lines in your signature. The price is only US$ 100 per year, payable in advance.

If you have a regular ad on the HU website, you are entitled to the "HUBB advertiser" status as above, plus your logo in your signature.

Contact Grant for details and to arrange.

You agree not to use the addresses of any member on the bulletin board for any other purpose than 1-1 personal communication. Using Private Messaging for advertising is not allowed. Responding to a request for information is fine.

Horizons Unlimited has no objection to private businesses, large or small, benefiting from participation on this board as long as the contributions made are deemed by the moderators to be of value and not seen as blatant advertising (such posts will be deleted without explanation and you will be banned).

Copyright and Licensing

In general HUBB users own copyright in their postings unless the post consists wholly or in part of a copyrighted work and therefore has a previous copyright holder.

From time to time we may use HUBB postings in our newsletters or on the Horizons Unlimited web site, other print and digital publications, television programs and products in any other media. Therefore you give us a non exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide licence to use your postings by reproducing, communicating, re-publishing, editing or otherwise exploiting the postings as we see fit.

You grant us the right to sub-licence your postings (or edited or modified versions of the postings) to others at our discretion.

You cannot withdraw or retract the posting or seek payments from us in relation to this licence at any time in the future. If you do not want your material to be used in this way you must not post it on the HUBB.

With respect to your moral rights in your postings, you consent to your postings being used, copied, published, transmitted, exhibited, performed, communicated or adapted as we see fit. We generally attribute authorship, but it is not always possible. You consent to us not attributing authorship to you at all, attributing it to your HUBB 'handle' or to your real name (at our discretion).

Once you have made a posting on the HUBB, you consent to us dealing with it as necessary to perform technical and administrative functions in running the HUBB.

Now after all that, we hope you enjoy the HUBB!



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Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

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2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

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What others say about HU...

"This site is the BIBLE for international bike travelers." Greg, Australia

"Thank you! The web site, The travels, The insight, The inspiration, Everything, just thanks." Colin, UK

"My friend and I are planning a trip from Singapore to England... We found (the HU) site invaluable as an aid to planning and have based a lot of our purchases (bikes, riding gear, etc.) on what we have learned from this site." Phil, Australia

"I for one always had an adventurous spirit, but you and Susan lit the fire for my trip and I'll be forever grateful for what you two do to inspire others to just do it." Brent, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the (video) series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring!" Jennifer, Canada

"Your worldwide organisation and events are the Go To places to for all serious touring and aspiring touring bikers." Trevor, South Africa

"This is the answer to all my questions." Haydn, Australia

"Keep going the excellent work you are doing for Horizons Unlimited - I love it!" Thomas, Germany

Lots more comments here!

Five books by Graham Field!

Diaries of a compulsive traveller
by Graham Field
Book, eBook, Audiobook

"A compelling, honest, inspiring and entertaining writing style with a built-in feel-good factor" Get them NOW from the authors' website and Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk.

Back Road Map Books and Backroad GPS Maps for all of Canada - a must have!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80G/S.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events all over the world with the help of volunteers; we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, or ask questions on the HUBB. 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. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

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