Category Archives: Trip Planning

Overland motorcycle travel preparation

Overland Women Riders: Rachel Balm

[Intro_Women_ riders] 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 …
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Overland Rider Chloe Granger: From The Jungles of Cambodia To Riding The Americas

[Intro_Women_ riders] Before I start with Chloe’s interview I want to post the last thing she wrote, which I believe 100% and wish the whole world followed it. If you do nothing else but read this paragraph and check out …
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Sjack The World Independent Film Out: Moral Of The Story Live Your Dreams!

Anyone who has ever dreamed of overland motorcycle travel probably saw Sjaak Lucassen‘s  around the world video. Now you can enjoy it professionally cut with various interviews in his new documentary Sjaak The World. What I love about the video …
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Our Books Are On Sale On Smashwords

Our books are on sale over on the Smashwords website until 11:59 pm (Pacific time), July 31st. All our books are half off with the code SSW50 except for the packlist. Type in SSW50 for the packlist and you get …
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Buying & Riding A Motorcycle In South East Asia

Our trip to Austin has been successful! Mango and Opi have had a great time together, we have had a wonderful visit with our friend Nadia, and we finally released Buying and Riding a Motorcycle in South East Asia! It …
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Buying Honda Waves In Asia: Was The Moscoot Worth It?

Short Answer: Y E S ! Being a biker over a backpacker almost ALWAYS wins. Big time. But thats not the topic for this post. We wanted to find out: was it financially worth it and how much did it …
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Buying A Motorcycle In South East Asia

After completely changing our plans  we decided to ride in South East Asia. But to do so we needed new bikes. We sold our BMWs in Mongolia. It was not easy to find out the best way (what country and …
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Mission Impossible: How hard is it to find a head lamp?

I just wasted 3 hours on finding a headlamp for our next trip. You might think this is an easy task (I thought so too): But try it, go on Amazon and look up head lamp: head lamps on Amazon …
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Iceland Bound….The Packlist

Patrick’s note: If you are here for the packlist, and just the packlist, and not for Sherrie’s round about way for talking about anything and everything, click here to find our Iceland Pack List as a stand alone page, otherwise, …
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From Backpacker To Pillion To Rider: The Transformation Of A Backpacker To An Overland Motorcycle Traveler

I have itchy feet. No, not of the fungal variety (although given my mode of transportation, perhaps that is just a matter of time) but rather of the chomp taken out of my side by the travel bug persuasion. As …
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