I had an earlier post about dollars per day, and mentioned $60. I use this as a friendly benchmark when I talk about budgets in classes. It’s fun number – low enough many people used to their two-week see EVERYTHING whirlwind trip (the one you need a couple weeks to recover from) don’t believe is … More Overland Budgets Part Three – What is $60 a day?
I love camping. I mean, I could (and have) lived in a tent for extended period. When I was younger, and in Boy Scouts, my favorite part of any summer was when we went camping. Especially backpacking – when you have to have everything along with. It felt like we were off on our own, … More Motorcycling Packing – Camping Gear
Maps. I love maps. It’s something I actually say on a regular basis, usually as I drool over my drawer filled with country and city maps from all over the world. Maps are amazing, what dreams are made of, or at least the first ingredient. If you are planning to follow a certain route while … More Route Planning – Maps
I went to the motorcycle show in Chicago and it got me thinking about motorcycle choices. Its something I get asked about often, since my bike of choice when riding around the Americas wasn’t something most people would pick. In general, I give the same advice to everyone. If you have a motorcycle already, use … More The Perfect Ride – What Motorcycle to Take on Your Overland Adventure
In this blog I will reveal the secret of long-term, overland travel. This is going to be it. The curtain is being raised. The man behind the curtain exposed. The END OF THE MYTH. Okay, it’s not really that much of a secret, it’s just surprisingly hard for most people to manage. There is also … More Overland Budgets Part Two – The SECRET OF OVERLAND TRAVEL
Ah, budgets. No one likes to talk about budgets, but it’s one of the most common questions overlanders are asked. “How do you pay for this?” (The other, of course, is “where do you find the time,” but that’s another post.) I’m breaking this into a couple different posts, and this first one I am … More Overland Budgets Part One – Dollars Per Day
Ah, packing. It’s a wonder, sometimes, how people decide what to pack on their motorcycle – the choices they make. They make a list, try to keep everything simple and not pack everything including the kitchen sink, and then when it’s time to leave the garage there is barely room left on the motorcycle for … More Getting Personal – What to Personal Items To Pack On Your Motorcycle