I am a natural researcher; I like to know the ins and outs of everything, so I looked at our options and knowing that my husband had a lifelong ambition to travel on a motorbike I started looking for information on issues and experiences of those who had done it.

In the last couple of years, I had become a bit braver and started to ride on the back of a bike with him, the first time in Vietnam and then Thailand and Indonesia.

We made the decision to travel 2up on a motorbike, now we needed to buy the said motorbike as Martin didn’t have one. We settled on a Suzuki V Strom 1000DL for its reliability and reviews. We named her Liberty.

Next decision to be made was where we wanted to go, as we have travelled quite a lot in Asia, I was very interested in going to do the Americas. Once there we could travel to a lot of countries by road without the need for a carnet de passage or     pre-arranged Visa’s. I would like to say Martin agreed but to be honest he doesn’t care where we go as long as we go somewhere.

Planning Travels