Nomad Life

How to Get Sponsors for a Motorcycle Trip

In this post, we’re sharing our approach on how to get sponsors for a motorcycle trip. Make no mistake, it’s not something that just happens to you, and sponsored travel isn’t the same as free travel. In fact, we’re not sure free travel exists in the first place – whatever the sponsorship or brand partnership deal you land, you’ll need to offer something other than your pure awesomeness in return. To get sponsors for a motorcycle trip, you first need to figure out your “why”. Why do you want sponsorships? If your reason is, “everyone seems to be doing it, and it looks cool”, stop right here and go read our blog post on working on the road instead. It’ll benefit you more. You need to have a good reason to look for sponsorships because it’s a lot more involved than it appears on the

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Adventure Travel

How to Motorcycle Ecuador: The Freedom to Ride

Can you motorcycle Ecuador? Should you? What awaits you out there on the equator, in the wilderness, on the very edge of the world? Motorcycle touring in South America is the stuff of dreams. Epic destinations aside, you’ve got unlimited freedom to explore, mind-blowing landscapes, incredible nature, friendly locals, and motorcycle routes to die for. Perhaps that’s why we keep coming back for more – and, frankly, motorcycling South America is our favorite escape. But then, South America is huge. You can easily spend a couple of years traveling from Colombia to the southern tip of Patagonia and back, and you’ll still only see a fraction of what this continent has to offer. What if you don’t have years or months to ride your motorcycle across South America? What if you’d love to...

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Adventure Travel

We’re Building an Overland Vehicle

Wait, what? Buiding an overland vehicle? Aren’t motorcycles the perfect means for overlanding? They are – but we’re on a mission to build an expedition truck nonetheless. Okay, let’s back up a little. Lennart and I have spent a considerable amount of time wandering about on our motorcycles. I started my adventure traveling odyssey back in 2013 when I bought a small Chinese motorcycle in Peru and took off traveling across South America for two years. I never stopped riding – after a short stint back in Europe, I got a Suzuki DR650 back in 2016 and rode it across the US, Canada, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. Then, I shipped the thing to Europe hoping to do some rally races and head to Africa. Lennart started traveling on bikes back in 2012, first doing short trips wit...

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Gear and Bike Mods

Is Leatt Gear Good for Off-Road and ADV Riding?

If you're considering a new setup, is Leatt gear good for both off-road riding and adventure motorcycling? Over the years, Lennart and I have gone from traveling to trail riding to rally racing with some highway miles and on-road tours in between. How the heck do you find the gear that can cover all that, plus survive serious abuse and Egle’s spectacular involuntary dismounts worthy of their own YouTube channel? It’s a tough one. It’s been a never-ending, ever-evolving story of trial and error, mixing and matching, and testing out stuff on all sorts of terrain and in all kinds of weather. We’ve gone from Kevlar and second-hand, ill-fitting gear to Klim and back. We went from trying to race in adventure suits to layering Leatt up to our eyeballs. And so far, Leatt is the one brand

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Adventure Travel

Adventure Motorcycle Travel Ideas for 2022

Curious where we’re headed in 2022? Frankly, so are we - but we've got a whole bunch of adventure motorcycle travel ideas for 2022. With the never-ending pandemic still never-ending, we have no idea where the road may take us in 2022. We’re hoping for South Africa, planning Morocco, and currently staying in Andalusia, but what will 2022 bring is anyone’s guess. Still, if you’re itching to go, what are some decent adventure motorcycle travel ideas for 2022? Whether it’s cross-country, cross-continent, or around the world, there’s always somewhere to go. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere” – Jack Kerouac In this post, we’re sharing some sneaky adventure motorcycle travel ideas for next year. The big ones, the budget ones, the creative ones, and the zombie-apocalypse-scenario

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