Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > SOUTH AMERICA
SOUTH AMERICA Topics specific to South America only.
Photo by Mark Newton, Mexican camping

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Mark Newton,
Camping in the Mexican desert



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11 Jan 2011
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 6
SA for 2012 - Wanna join?

Hi All - I am looking at traveling through SA starting August 2012. Leaving the States through Mexico, Panama to Colombia and down to Patagonia back through Brazil, Suriname, back to Colombia. I'll admit I'm not ready for Darkar (not the best rider in the world) but have the adventurer's heart and speak fluent Spanish and some Portuguese.

Cheers!

BK

Last edited by all_points_south; 13 Jan 2011 at 16:42.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15 Jan 2011
Noah M's Avatar
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Port Townsend, Wa/USA - Big Island, Hawaii
Posts: 19
BK,
I am planing a similar trip at roughly the same time at the moment.
We start in Deadhorse though.

I have a heap of friends that say they want to go.. lets keep in touch though because my buds have been known to flake out

Im riding a DR350
How about yourself?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 15 Jan 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Red Bluff
Posts: 43
Count me in, I had planned on exact time for exact trip ! I just bought a new klr and just finished equipping it for adventure travel. I will be going to Baja next week for a month and then from S.F. in mid April to Florida for last space shuttle launch. I will turn 65 in July 2012 which is why I planned trip to SA after that.(I will then have health insurance in case something bad happens, Medicare H.S. that is. now I am self insuring due to super high premiums).

I will P.M. both of you later !

Glenn
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 20 Jan 2011
Contributing Member
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ohio's North Coast
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glennn1234 View Post
Count me in, I had planned on exact time for exact trip ! I just bought a new klr and just finished equipping it for adventure travel. I will be going to Baja next week for a month and then from S.F. in mid April to Florida for last space shuttle launch. I will turn 65 in July 2012 which is why I planned trip to SA after that.(I will then have health insurance in case something bad happens, Medicare H.S. that is. now I am self insuring due to super high premiums).

I will P.M. both of you later !

Glenn
Glenn,

FYI,

Medicare generally does not cover health services outside the United States.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 20 Jan 2011
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: West Midlands ,UK
Posts: 158
I may be up for that, doin a RTW trip (northern hemisphere) starting in april and i am packing up work so i was wondering what to do after that .
Sounds good to me have a 1200GS at the moment but will probably change that to an XT660 after the RTW trip
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 20 Jan 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 43
If my current trip- ends prematurely due to bike woes, I might be down for that as well
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
London to NZ 2012 Richard Kiwi Travellers Seeking Travellers 18 1 Sep 2011 11:21
Australia to UK 2012 haggis Travellers Seeking Travellers 5 4 Dec 2009 02:03
shipping two bikes from panama to peru in april. somebody wanna join us quesero Trip Transport 10 24 Apr 2009 21:12
Chris from Aus... anyone wanna join me in FEB08 thru Sth East Asia??? Cpt Barbarossa Welcome to HU 6 1 Jan 2008 12:06

 
 

Announcements

Thinking about traveling? Not sure about the whole thing? Watch the HU Achievable Dream Video Trailers and then get ALL the information you need to get inspired and learn how to travel anywhere in the world!

Have YOU ever wondered who has ridden around the world? We did too - and now here's the list of Circumnavigators!
Check it out now
, and add your information if we didn't find you.

Next HU Eventscalendar

HU Event and other updates on the HUBB Forum "Traveller's Advisories" thread.
ALL Dates subject to change.

2024:

2025:

  • Queensland is back! Date TBC - May?

Add yourself to the Updates List for each event!

Questions about an event? Ask here

HUBBUK: info

See all event details

 
World's most listened to Adventure Motorbike Show!
Check the RAW segments; Grant, your HU host is on every month!
Episodes below to listen to while you, err, pretend to do something or other...

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

2020 Edition of Chris Scott's Adventure Motorcycling Handbook.

"Ultimate global guide for red-blooded bikers planning overseas exploration. Covers choice & preparation of best bike, shipping overseas, baggage design, riding techniques, travel health, visas, documentation, safety and useful addresses." Recommended. (Grant)



Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance™ combines into a single integrated program the best evacuation and rescue with the premier travel insurance coverages designed for adventurers.

Led by special operations veterans, Stanford Medicine affiliated physicians, paramedics and other travel experts, Ripcord is perfect for adventure seekers, climbers, skiers, sports enthusiasts, hunters, international travelers, humanitarian efforts, expeditions and more.

Ripcord travel protection is now available for ALL nationalities, and travel is covered on motorcycles of all sizes!


 

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.




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:12.