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January 08, 2018

Fit4ADV-Getting Started

Title: Fit For AdventureWritten by: Lisa ThomasPhotos: Simon Thomas So you’re heading off on your long awaited trip; it could be for a couple of days, or, if you’re lucky, for even longer. You’ve been planning your trip for a while, you’ve prepped your bike, worked for hours on your bike making sure that its ‘trip ready’. You have your tools, spares, your riding kit, boots, helmets, gloves and probably…
June 07, 2017

What Is An Adventure Bike?

I was asked a question recently and thought it was worth posting my answer here.   The question...    What Is An Adventure Bike." Eric Hall, GS Giants Facebook Page.   Eric had asked, What’s your take on this whole “big bikes aren’t a real adventure bikes” sort of thing? I understand the smaller bikes roll over the more difficult terrain easier but the benefits of the bigger bikes seem so…
April 15, 2017

Make Do Mongolian Stew

The Story Behind Mongolian make-Do Stew and 'Dirty Dining.' In what is one of the least inhabited countries on the planet, hundreds of miles can separate nomadic villages, and food can be scarce. When you do find a small village, the foodstuffs available may often be limited to stale biscuits, out-of-date Snickers bars and chips. Shopping in a small Ger (Mongolian hut) you may find a few carrots, potatoes and…
March 25, 2017

ADV Kitchen Gear

I love to cook and I love to use good tools to get the job done. Twenty years ago, any cooking device that was produced for camping was a compromise of what you had available in the kitchen at home.  Today things have changed! With the advancement in materials, production, design and manufacturing techniques, most of my ADV kitchen gear is a pleasure to use. From super sharp MSR knives…
March 22, 2017

ADV Meal Essentials

  After more than fourteen years on the road I still enjoy the challenges that feeding both of us entails. I love to wander through local markets and marvel at the exotic, intoxicating and often-unrecognizable ingredients. I adore the smell of the spices in the markets of Morocco and India, the variety and intense flavour of the meats in Argentina and, my favourite, the glorious markets and street food stalls…
March 17, 2017

Funding Your Trip

Our Story Fund raising is always a difficult one! Simon and I worked flat out for many years  in order to save for our trip.That money ran out after the first few years on the road, by which time we knew we were hooked. We needed to see and experience more of the world, in a way we'd not imagined before we'd left. With a decision to continue made, we…
September 30, 2014

ADV Medi Kit

Simon and I carry an Adventure Motorcycling First Aid Kit that we know will cover us for a variety of minor and more serious injuries and ailments. Unfortunately we have had to use it during our time on the road.‘Normal’ travel can lay you open to all sorts of infections from contaminated food or water, from insect bites, animal bites, from other people, the list is endless. Riding a motorcycle…

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