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Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 245
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Posted By Travelbugblues
Nice, Rob!! Sent from my iPhone using...

Nice, Rob!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks, but I'm actually down on the South Coast!

Thanks, but I'm actually down on the South Coast!
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
I'm thinking about you guys, too! I just did an...

I'm thinking about you guys, too! I just did an hour and a half presentation here on the South Coast to a group of ladies. Showed a picture of you guys, representing how many great people I met while...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Presenting for Horizons Unlimited, Yosemite, this Sept. 2015

I'll be heading home in Sept/October for the birth of a new niece, and while I'm in the States, I'll be presenting at Horizon Unlimited's Yosemite event in late September. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
TU250x! My new ride.

Yes! After months of looking, I finally found my next ride. I introduce my new Suzuki TU250x, 2013 with less than 1,000 miles on it. Bikes here in Australia are expensive, so I drove 13 hours r/t to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
I agree with the idea of the gilded cage. A...

I agree with the idea of the gilded cage. A career should give you more ultimate freedom, by affording you the luxury to save, invest, and leave your career if you so choose. If you love your job,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Horizons Unlimited California in Sept.

Looks like I may be presenting my trip at the Horizons Unlimited California 2015 event in Yosemite this September.

If anyone lives in the area, sign up and come say hi!

Horizons Unlimited...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Ummm... thanks?

Ummm... thanks?
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
My first video on the South American adventures!...

My first video on the South American adventures! Attempt 1... I know it's not perfect, and hopefully I'll be able to iron out the glitches for future videos.


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Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,603
Posted By Travelbugblues
The Big 3

Sorry to hear the news!! Should have gone with a CGL I guess :) How about ditching Gobernador, busing to Chile and picking up a super cheap little bike? I remember the "Governator" town pretty well....
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
But no pressure :D I'm not sure if we can compare...

But no pressure :D I'm not sure if we can compare writing to video making and editing! It's confusing and taking forever!
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks, SavannahCapt! I hope so :)

Thanks, SavannahCapt! I hope so :)
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Videos?

Can someone tell me how to put videos on here?
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Great conversation, as usual! I mostly agree with...

Great conversation, as usual! I mostly agree with you here, Rob, except in the realm of higher education, where sometimes it can lead to greater finances and sometimes not. I've had to convince...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,342
Views: 1,897,734
Posted By Travelbugblues
Just found this thread as I sit on my couch on my...

Just found this thread as I sit on my couch on my 31st birthday, starting to feel old. This was so sad, and so sobering. It sure gives perspective. A reminder to live every day as if it could be the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
On finance and saving for travel

P.S. I've started a series called "Living the Good Life" (http://travelbugblues.com/2015/01/14/living-the-good-life-3-easy-and-manageable-steps-to-spending-less-and-saving-more/), all on ways to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Musings

Yes, I'll definitely continue to write about the financial side of things. I agree that it's one major hurdle people have in traveling, but I think a more serious one is fear of the unknown. Many...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Agreed! PaperTrailTramp's writing (my boyfriend),...

Agreed! PaperTrailTramp's writing (my boyfriend), makes me laugh so hard I cry. But as Prsdrat said, "Can't please everyone. If you do, you're not doing your job"!
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
EBum, your pictures online are making me feel...

EBum, your pictures online are making me feel like I'm going to burst. As you know, I pretty much gave up climbing (two years ago), but I decided to jump back in this week. Wish me luck! I'm weak,...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Travelbugblues
Canberra motorcycle rides?

Hello Australia (and specifically, Canberra!)

I'm moving from Seattle to Australia for some time, and planning on buying a bike ASAP. Just finished a 33,000km ride from Patagonia home to Seattle a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
So much good conversation to reply to here! ...

So much good conversation to reply to here!

But first, a hilarious report by PaperTrailTramp about riding with me in Argentina. My only criticism is that he made me sound like a space-cadet. In...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Very interesting new thoughts flying around, and super relevant to my pursuits. Even with all my traveling, house ownership, etc, I could buy an older sloop right now and still have travel money left...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Hey Ron, hope to meet you, too! My man tries...

Hey Ron, hope to meet you, too!

My man tries to tell me I can still travel after having kids, but I'd rather take the opportunity now, just in case :) And later! Ever tried putting your wife in a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Financing your big dream trip

Hi again all,

I'm working on a series of blog posts about finance and saving money for your ultimate dreams or goals. The list is comprised of the big life-changing things I did that allowed me...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Tim, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts....

Tim, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. It's really, really appreciated. I sure hope you plan that trip through South America. So many beautiful places and faces. The more time that goes by,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 58,587
Posted By Travelbugblues
RAAAAB! Hope you two have enjoyed Europe! Guess...

RAAAAB! Hope you two have enjoyed Europe! Guess what? I'm heading back to Oz. Might need 'yer help buying a couple cheap bikes :) We'll be there sometime in March. I was thinking CB250s since they...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Yeah, it is expensive! That said, I was able to...

Yeah, it is expensive! That said, I was able to do it on a daily budget about equivalent to much of Latin America. Big difference was that I was cooking all my own food and never stayed at a hotel....
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Huh, I had no idea. Thanks for those links! I...

Huh, I had no idea. Thanks for those links! I have footage from the trip I've been meaning to go through, so thanks for the help in getting started.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
JettPilot, I had heard of Becky, but I didn't...

JettPilot, I had heard of Becky, but I didn't realize she was making videos. Too bad I didn't know more about her earlier. It would have been so fun to meet up with them in Medellin! I think we were...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
On it! Thanks :D Amazon's currently selling the...

On it! Thanks :D Amazon's currently selling the GoPro Hero (original Hero?) for something like $130. Much better than the $400 the Hero4 costs. Any real advantage to spending so much more on the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
I'm not sure if I'll end up selling the Oz bike...

I'm not sure if I'll end up selling the Oz bike this time around. May keep it indefinitely, since we're planning on staying around Oz for some time, or at least going back to visit on a regular...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Yup, I checked Gumtree too, and nothing. It was...

Yup, I checked Gumtree too, and nothing. It was hard finding my first Sherpa, and I had to drive a ways to pick it up.

Tio, come ride Oz when you get the chance!
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
My pick: Colombia!!! Great food, amazing people,...

My pick: Colombia!!! Great food, amazing people, stunning riding, and it's not terribly expensive. My impression of Panama was that it wasn't as interesting as other Latin American countries,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Que hermosa tu esposa, JettPilot! And thanks for...

Que hermosa tu esposa, JettPilot! And thanks for those bike tips. I didn't know that aftermarket exhausts could change fuel efficiency- thanks for the heads-up!

Tom generally supports my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Hmm. Criteria, huh? Not sure if I have many,...

Hmm. Criteria, huh? Not sure if I have many, besides runs well, 250-500cc, and a decent price. Has to be currently registered and have "rego" remaining. Kind of a pain, and expensive, to get rego...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks for the comments, everyone! Love reading...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Love reading other people's thoughts and experiences.
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
Well aren't you straightforward, JettPilot!...

Well aren't you straightforward, JettPilot! Thanks for the positive feedback, too.

Tom didn't leave the trip early- he only had a couple of months free. I started the trip without him in January...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Mountainj: I'll have to check that book out- thanks! Another stellar one is Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 225,970
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

That's right- without being "in the groove", riding could be very boring! I certainly experienced my share of grueling days, but nothing like my boyfriend, who really found it monotonous, or just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 22,180
Posted By Travelbugblues
Glad you met Luke (motobiko!) He rode out to...

Glad you met Luke (motobiko!) He rode out to Colorado and met me towards the end of my Americas trip (south to north). Love your pictures. I need to stop looking at them as it's making me extremely...
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