I’ve mentioned other places how important it is to slow down while traveling. I will also admit that I struggle with that, from time to time. I have other things I want to do, and I get distracted while traveling and – since a lot of my trips involve me having to me somewhere at a … More Pace of Overland Travel
The open road calls, and sometimes just a day’s ride isn’t long enough. But if you are going to be on the road for longer, you will want to bring things with. Once you start bringing things, you need to have places to carry those things – and all the sudden you can’t see your … More Five Bags – Packing Your Motorcycle
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
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