Planning bikepacking trip around the world
Scott takes a break in Thailand to plan the next leg of his bikepacking trip around the world. Sometimes it is just one day at time. Here he is trying to avoid the monsoons in Southeast Asia.

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Most importantly, before you go anywhere, whether that be a vacation, sight-seeing tour, backpacking cross countries, volunteer mission, expedition or a full-fledged adventure, it’s useful to learn what an adventure is and how to set a theme to your travels.

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Info for the bicycle tourist (more general travel info below)

Health

Safety

Weather

Maps

  • Google maps is indispensable. Don’t miss the hiking and biking directions.
  • Adventure Cycling. Your number one place for biking maps of the United States.
  • Garmin GPS
  • Antipode Map. This is a fun way to see what’s on the opposite side of the planet from you, and a great tool for planning your record-setting trips.

GPS Trackers

Money

  • Currency Converter
  • Find an ATM near you. Search for your credit card or debit card company and “ATM finder”.

Sleeping

  • Couchsurfing.com — Couch surf the world. Or host other travelers:
  • Warmshowers.org — Warm showers and accommodation for bicycle tourists.
  • Crazyguyonabike.com — The craigslist for bicycle touring with sleeping accommodations.
  • You can’t go wrong at Hostelling International. And hostels, in general, are great.
  • Servas Travel — Pre-screened way to connect with people.
  • Airbnb.com Try this to find guest homes all over the world.
  • Don’t forget a tent.

Language

US embassies, consulates, visas and passports

Phone

  • Country and area codes
  • Skype. Internet phone and video calling. 1.9¢ anywhere in the world. Free Skype-to-Skype.
  • Phone cards. (Update: Since the invention of the mobile phone, these seem to be going to extinct.)

Internet

  • Much to my surprise internet cafes are everywhere!

Power

Time

News

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

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