Kick Ass Adventures

Travelling by motorcycle is a feeling unlike any other—the wind in your hair, the rumble of the bike between your legs, sights whizzing by.

While there are plenty of reasons to travel, there are some very specific benefits of travelling like a bike bandit.

The Sense of Adventure is Indescribable

There are so many reasons to explore via motorcycle, but one of the greatest is the sense of adventure you feel. As the world flies by around you, it’s hard to contain the adrenaline coursing through your blood. And what is travelling about if not adventure?

It’s Incredibly Convenient

When travelling by car, there’s a lot to consider—especially if you’re planning on heading overseas.

Foreign lands are always easier to navigate atop a set of wheels. While car rentals are available nearly anywhere you dare to venture, they can get expensive. They’re also very difficult to transport, if you plan to take your own.

Motorcycles, on the other hand, offer a great alternative. They’re cheaper to rent, but they’re also easier to bring with. Take them wherever you go to enhance your adventure. All you need is a helmet and you’re ready to go.

You Have the Freedom to Go Anywhere

Exploring by car gives you some freedom, but nothing like you’ll feel atop a motorcycle.

Their slim bodies and small frames ensure that slipping into smaller spaces is easier than ever. Aside from being able to take it nearly everywhere, travelling by motorcycle allows visitors to get deeper into their surroundings. There’s nothing better than really exploring your travel destinations and finding treasures that the everyday traveller never gets to see.

The Experience is a Thrill

Travelling is all about the experiences, but sometimes the way you get there is an experience as well. Planes, trains and bicycles make for exciting travels, but there is another way to see the world that provides an equal thrill.

Riding a motorcycle on the open road is an experience in and of itself. Between the wind in your hair, the roar of the engine and the chance to take in local smells, you get a thrilling sensory experience.

You’re Unobstructed

In a car, you’re experiencing the world from inside a box. You watch through the windows as the sights and sounds slide by around you, but you’re not truly a part of it. You’re just passing through.

Instead, immerse yourself in the surroundings. Whether you’re arriving at your final destination or zipping between cities, the time you spend on a motorcycle is unobstructed by car windows and comfy cushions.

You’ll find you pay much more attention to the beauty you’re passing by and see more of the in-between than you would otherwise. It’s like walking, but much, much faster.

It’s a Great Way to Meet New Friends

Travelling by motorcycle is a wonderful way to meet new people. And guess what? Your new friends are bound to have the same interests as you! The biking community is a welcoming one, ensuring that you’ll have plenty to talk about.

Experiences had with these friends, or even with those you already knew before the trip, can produce stories that last a lifetime. While your adventure may come to an end, it will live on through the stories you tell and the memories you’ve made for years to come.

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However, there is something special, adventurous and plain romantic about a proper overland trip where you can watch the landscapes change and pass through the tiny towns that are hardly even on the maps. Oh and let’s face it, airports truly suck, they have all the personality of elevators but at a ridiculous price.

In tribute to this concept here are our Top Seven Great Overland Trips.

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These days backpacking is more popular than ever and has become pretty much a rite of passage that every millennial has to do at some point before they reach 30.

Many countries now have a pretty robust backpacking infrastructure in place with hostels, hangouts, and well-established trails. Thailand and Australia, of course, remain firm favourites and remain the obvious starting point for countless scores of backpackers.

But what about the rest of the world? The countries, routes and places that are not so well established? Well, there is far more to this big wide world and adventure can be found at every turn.

Here are 7 countries you never considered backpacking in.

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Packing for a backpacking trip is a fine art and a delicate balance. The trick is to pack as lightly as possible whilst ensuring that you have everything you need to bring. Things like socks and toiletries can be picked up easily from pretty much anywhere in the world so you can go lightly on these but some items you really do need to make sure you have with you at all times.

Here is our list of the Top Ten Items which no adventurer should be without.

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