Gear and Bike Mods

Essential Suzuki DR650 Mods for Performance

What are some of the must-have Suzuki DR650 mods, and how are they going to change your bike? The mighty Suzuki DR650: the tractor, the indestructible plough horse, the cucaracha. If you own a DR650, you know exactly what we’re talking about. These bikes have been around forever, and they’re still the most popular weapon of choice among seasoned overland travelers, dual-sport maniacs, off-road nutcases and, yes, even rally riders (more on that later). But if you’ve got a stock DR, should you mess with it? What are some of the most important Suzuki DR650 mods you need? The thing with stock DR’s is that they…work. They will get you through any sort of terrain, do any distance you ask of them, and forgive you all the rookie mistakes. Riding a DR650 as a beginner rider is like hav

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Nomad Life

How to Fund a Motorcycle Trip From Zero

Is it possible to fund a motorcycle trip from zero, without having any savings or a stable income stream? If you’re dying to get out there and ride, but your bank account disagrees, not all is lost. Back in 2014, Egle found herself in Argentina with a half tank of gas and exactly ten pesos in her pocket. Ten Argentinean pesos, back then, was about a dollar; Egle was in Tierra del Fuego, and her travel funds had run out. Instead of panicking – okay, maybe she did panic a bit. Fine, a lot – Egle figured out a way to find work locally. Argentina is a horse country, and Egle used to ride and train horses in her twenties. Within that same day, she found a local ranch needing someone to train their unbroken horses and housesit. Just like that, Egle had a job and a roof over her head for th

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Adventure Travel

What Nobody Tells You About Motorcycle Adventure Travel

Here’s the thing about going on a motorcycle adventure: whether it’s an epic round-the-world expedition or a week-long trip, it never goes as planned. Never. And that’s the beauty of it. No matter how well you plan and prepare and how many mods or farkles you install on your bike, things are going to go haywire in ways you can’t foresee yet. You may be riding a brand new, just-off-the-showroom motorcycle, and your suspension will crap out on Day Two due to the New Motorcycle Kinks Syndrome (we’ve seen it happen!). Or you may be riding an ancient thumper you don’t really expect to even start on a chilly morning, let alone at high altitude, yet the thing ends up carrying you across an entire continent. You may plan to do 500 miles a day, every day, then find yourself p

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Nomad Life

Digital Nomad Jobs: How to Start Working Online

In our previous post on How Much Does It Cost to Travel Around the World, we talked about travel costs and budgets you’ll need for long-term travel. But what if you don’t have a budget at all, yet still want to live on the road? Digital nomad jobs can be the answer. In 2021, living and working on the road is more accessible than ever. We have virtually unlimited access to digital tools and resources, and all you need to become a digital nomad is - literally - a laptop and a strong internet connection. No matter what your skills are, you can transfer them online. We have been living the digital nomad lifestyle since 2017, Egle working on the road for over four years now and Lennart, for a year. We’re not saying digital nomad jobs are easy, but they do allow us to ride around th

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