Category Archives: Trip Planning

Overland motorcycle travel preparation

Because Beer Prices Are Important When Planning A Trip

Russian Beer

Because the price of beer factors into almost all travel budgets, here are two videos that summarize where you can expect to pay the most (first video) as well as where beer is the cheapest in the world (second video …
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An Interview with Kristen Faber, Author of The Long White Cloud:The year in New Zealand That Changed Our Family Forever

book about travel with family in New Zealand

Regular posting of Unleash to resume next week! Our excuse is that our son was born in February and we are making preparations for 2 months of sailing in the Baltic Sea this summer. So there is lots to come, …
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Test Prologue To Motorcycle Trip Through Turkey Ebook

Simson Swalbe

I am presently writing the first draft of what will be the book of our motorcycle trip  from Germany to Turkey and back. I keep swinging back to the prologue. How much background info is really needed? This was our …
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2 Great Sailing Podcast Episodes

Patrick sailing with Mango the dog

Patrick has me listening to episodes of The Sailing Podcast, and I have to admit I am really enjoying them. I have been jumping around and not going in order (unlike my German counterpart) so I can not say these …
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World Travel With Baby (And Babies): With A Sail Boat?

baby on a sailboat

Regular readers of Unleash know that since we have had our daughter our motorcycle adventures have been put on hold. There is just something about an infant on a motorcycle that doesn’t sit well with me. At least, beyond the …
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Tips and tricks for traveling on a motorcycle abroad

For those of you who would rather watch than read, check out this video from on his tips and tricks for traveling on a motorcycle abroad. And again, this is one person’s view. You can always take less, you …
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Hide… or Seek? When People Don’t Support Your Dream


This guest post by Brittany was first published on her blog Brittany and Scott live and travel with their little girl Isla ak sea monkey on their boat which is not always perceived very well by outsiders. This post will …
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Women Overland Adventure Motorcycle Riders: Deniz of Cosmosianstravels

Deniz on her motorcycle

I love this interview with Deniz of cosmosianstravels. Not only does she have an amazing bike (a BMW F650 of course!) but she has very wise words for anyone thinking of embarking on an overland motorcycle adventure. Or any adventure …
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Overland Motorcycle Adventurer Madeleine Velazquez (aka – Missrider)


Madeleine Velazquez (aka – Missrider) describes herself as adventurous, free spirited, and outgoing, and as you read her interview you understand why! She has ridden her 2009 Triumph Bonneville in 9 countries and in 3 short New England summer seasons, …
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Overland Women Riders: Rachel Balm

Rachel and her map

Rachel describes herself as “Determined, Tenacious (read Stubborn!), “A Tryer”” and someone who is “pretty crap at getting up early, knowing how to fix a bike, or knowing which direction I’m going in.” Despite this, (or maybe because of it!) …
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