The founder of ADVRider, Chris MacAskill, aka Baldy, started ADVRider as a result of a desire to experience what the rest of the world was like. What were its people like? What did they do day to day? So he headed south and traveled through Mexico to learn about its people. Upon his return, he decided that there was a need for a place for riders to talk about what they’d seen and experienced. Viola, ADVRider was born. A forum where people could meet and share their experiences.
You too have always wanted to go on a long motorcycle ride. You want to travel to new countries, experience different cultures and try unfamiliar languages. But life somehow just seems to get in the way. You have a family, a difficult job and not nearly enough money as you would like. But worst of all, you just don’t have the time to travel the world. Well even with life’s daily requirements getting in the way, you can still experience much of the world. But this time, you’re not the traveler, the traveler comes to you! You may not have known it, but ADVRider can help you travel all over the world without ever leaving your home. Really.
J.R.R Tolkien’s poem All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter has a wonderful line; “Not all those who wander are lost”. This single line takes on great significance for those who travel to understand the world and themselves. Here’s where ADVRider’s TENT SPACE thread helps. The TENT SPACE thread was created to support people’s dreams of travel and promote knowledge and sharing. Travelers always need a place to put their head down for the night. Some travelers are just looking for a place to pitch a tent. Others may be open to staying indoors if you have the space and inclination to have someone new in your home. Traveling can be an exciting journey, but sometimes just having a place to relax with like-minded people can be a salve to a tired spirit.
Nearly as important as a place to stay is the need for travelers to experience the people surrounding them, learn about their culture, likes, desires and fears. With a place to stay and some good conversation, both the traveler and the host gain valuable insights into each other. In the exchange of thoughts, travelers learn about the people they are visiting and on the same scale, the hosts learn about travelers from other parts of the world.
Now that you know that you can host people from other parts of your country of other parts of the world, what should you do? Sign up of course. Go to the Tent Space Sign-Up Thread and post whatever hosting facilities you may have. Let folks know if they can camp or stay in your home and what things may be available to assist a traveler. To give you an idea, here’s what ours looks like.
Host And Visitor Experiences