Horizons Unlimited Membership

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"Dear Grant and Susan, please accept the Nobel prize for your invaluable efforts in helping create a global family. I just can't believe you do all this as a service. You should try to make money out of it - so that you can do it even better..." Rajesh, India

"I have long wondered how in the hell you guys have survived on goodwill and free air. What you do for the motorcycle adventure community is priceless. You are entitled to some income to support all that you do. My check will be in the mail this afternoon." James, USA

"Brilliant site. Best regards, Hugo. PS Do you accept money to help you with your brilliant efforts?" Hugo, Japan


Why become a member?

Member Benefits incl HUBB Privileges

Pricing and Membership/Contribution Fees

Get Member Products, tshirts, DVD's and more at the HU Souk (store)

*I'm ready to upgrade, where do I do it?! See the Membership Subscription Upgrade page


UK 2004 Meeting

Why become an HU Member?

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 primarily from events (motorcycle travellers meetings and HUMM navigation challenges), with advertising much smaller since the recession, 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.

Argentina 2009 Meeting

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.

Member Benefits

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.

Details on additional Member benefits on the HUBB

HUBB User Privileges:


Table may not be up-to-date - see the HUBB for the latest. Registered User Contributing Member Gold Member Lifetime Member
Can View Member Info y y y y
Can View Others' Profile Pictures y y y y
Can Open / Close Own Threads n n y y
Can Rate Threads n y y y
Can Upload Attachments / pictures - size total allowed 4 mb 20 mb 60mb 250mb
Can Post Polls n y y y
Maximum Stored Messages 10 50 100 2000
Maximum Recipients to Send PMs at a time: 2 5 5 5
Can Use Custom Title n n y y
Profile Picture Maximum Width (pixels) 50 100 100 150
Profile Picture Maximum Height (pixels) 50 100 100 150
Profile Picture Maximum File Size (bytes) 10240 25000 30000 50000
Can Upload Custom Avatars n y y y
Custom Avatar Maximum Width (pixels) 0 50 80 90
Custom Avatar Maximum Height (pixels) 0 50 80 90


Suggested amounts to Contribute for Membership are:

Contributing Member: US$20
Gold Member: US$45
Lifetime: US$500

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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.

Pay by PayPal

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.


  • IF you are already registered on HU with a HUBB user id, please go to the Membership Subscription Upgrade page to upgrade your membership, and you will be automatically upgraded immediately.

  • If you do NOT have an HU user id and need to register, go to the top right of this page and create an account, then go to the Membership Subscription Upgrade page to upgrade your membership.

  • ONLY if you DO NOT wish to have an HU user id, please pay using the following information:
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.

Pay by Cheque

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.

UK, Europe or other international

Grant Johnson
102-15910 Fraser Highway
Suite 472
Surrey, BC   V4N 0X9

Grant Johnson
Suite 621
24 St. Leonards Road
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3BB

Get Member Products, tshirts, DVD's and more at the HU Souk (store)

Thanks for your support!

Grant and Susan


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Are you an Overland Adventure Traveller?

Does the smell of spices wafting through the air make you think of Zanzibar, a cacophony of honking horns is Cairo, or a swirl of brilliantly patterned clothing Guatemala? Then this is the site for you!
Hosted by Grant and Susan Johnson, RTW 1987-1998

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Don't take our word for it - see for yourself! 2018 navigation challenge events are in Arizona, British Columbia and West Virginia.

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