Well, You do your research. There are some superb sites with loads of information about travelling available on line. I started off looking at “The Hubb” which is mainly for Adventure Motorcyclists, but not exclusively. They have a good 4×4 section, and some brilliant travel planning, paperwork and related information. Their Forum is a collection of knowledge from folks all round the world.
|Go to Horizons Unlimited, the website that’s all about motorcycle travel. Travellers Community, Bike Travel information on the Bulletin Board, free Monthly Motorcycle Travel E-zine, Travellers’ Stories, and plenty of tips and info!
You should also take a look at ExPo, the overland portal.