Just had an email back from my manager agreeing to a 4 week vacation next year, probably around May! I'm planning to ride from the UK, down through south-east Europe into Turkey, across the Black Sea coast into Georgia, then up over the Caucasus Mountains and into Russia, then eventually back through Belarus and eastern Europe. First ever long distance trip so I'm starting from scratch. I've got The Adventure Motorcycle Handbook and a 4 page Word document of headings; some even have something written under them! :) It's going to be hard to contain the excitement over the next 6 months!