Books – PressGo

Set out – no right or wrong way

One thing will lead you to another >

This page is an overview
> at the end, there’s also a link to start reading the PressGo for venturers book > freely

2023; as the Russian occupation and attacks on Ukraine are ongoing, drive for Ukraine – is my aim to assist with directly driving with some aid and assistance with transport around the border. As I also look to complete the PressGo book, you will see it has a direct connection to my own family and how my own travels started, as well as the past 15 years of travelling to and through Ukraine

PRESSGO – a book in progress

It’s at the heart of our natural way of being, to follow our instincts, allow uncertainty without being overcome by fear. I think that is at the heart of how these ventures evolved, it’s how my father picked himself up one day and just set off. He didn’t wait for permission.

Moving, moving anywhere or even our things, has always held a certain fascination. If we stop and think, we all do it intuitively. there’s something deep inside our DNA to gather things and move.

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In my case, the willingness to just set off and go see, has led to an eclectic mix of totally un-related adventures, including over a million road miles by motor vehicle, each leading someplace new.

For you – it can be anything you want. You will discover it once you press go and just set off.

The book starts with my fathers own journey, fleeing the Russian occupation of Hungary, at a time where foreign travel was diss-encouraged.

0-60 section – will contain all the useful things to save you time. Not just for travellers, it’s designed to create a little inspiration and stir some humourous memories, especially for those who feel inclined to move someplace forwards from where they currently are.

Useful things – compiled from a million miles

Spontaneous combustions along life’s highway.

Inspired by an anonymous venturer as he set out to explore the freedom of faraway lands at a time when escaping from your own Country was frowned upon, if even for an adventure.

Istvan was my father, who I never got to know so well.  His own adventures ended abruptly, crashing his electric scooter at Safeway’s, irony hey! but an adventure all the same.

Whether it’s 30 miles to the store – 300 miles to see friends or 30,000 miles around the world, it all starts exactly the same – just press your go button.

I’ve felt the same nervous trepidation doing all of the above. It’s fine, its natural. For different reasons we can all find ourselves afraid. Cast it aside and follow nature’s momentum. It starts like Istvan, by moving.

Whatever you’d like to do, it’s possible at some level. You’ll need to move, at least to some degree and press your go button.

Later in life, Istvan randomly decided one day that he would move his entire house contents 150 miles to a mystic bungalow in London. The slight issue was, he didn’t actually own or have access to any address what-so-ever in London, nor anywhere else! He’d simply pack up everything he owned, book a van and head out into the unknown, carrying everything he could, once again!

  This wasn’t going to deter him, after all he’d already transported himself from Budapest to Britain during the Hungarian uprising in 1956, fleeing from the Soviet’s communist regime invading Hungary.

Escaping without documents and no idea where he’d ultimately end up or what he’d do once he got to wherever he was heading, he must have literally just decided one day ‘I’m not a tree – I can move’ , so off he set with just a bit less than he could carry. 


PressGo evolves with inspiration from Istvan’s willingness to ‘go see for himself’.
Spontaneous mystic influences from our past and its ability to bring out the curious venturer in us, however it goes. 

I hope that you, the reader, might  find it helps you bring to life your own ideas and ventures, however you like to do it. 

Useful for travel & adventurers

0-60 section – useful things for venturers

  • Apart from getting on with it, everything else is largely irrelevant. Or, put another way, you’re not Tutankhamun – you’ll not be keeping it, so ‘Why Worry?’ (incidentally the name of a sinking boat I acquired by accident!)
  • Ask yourself; “What’s the worst that could happen”?
  • There’s a large part of training which de-trains us, it throws us off our natural course and tries to align you onto someone else’s track.

    PressGo adventures … + lots lots more to come © Steve Hotson – MotoExplorer 2023

Make some tea and coffee anywhere, people like it

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It’s not until I started traveling afar that I realised fundamentally everyone is exactly the same.  I can walk into a coffee bar, or sit in the dirt and make a coffee – and everyone has just the same curiosity for life, it’s just expressed in different ways, but it’s all survival, fulfilment, love, companionship. Curiosity of the human spirit, or something beyond.

Shaking shackles

We’re pre-conditioned by families and the people we mix with, to respond to situations and opportunities in a certain way, often the perceived normal way. When-ever I listened to this noise, it sounded limiting. I try to block out such noises.

The PressGo book also considers and explores some of the riskier sounding routes, like experimenting, mistakes, trying new things, looking at things from a totally different perspective, or point in time.
In motoexplorer traveler terms – it’s like going over the mountain, rather than around it.

more details soon, as I figure out which way to go next, 2023

Steve Hotson – contact me

liberating, aspirations, spontaneous, explore, escape, change, momentum, overlanding, travel, freelance, motoring, transport, classics, trucking, mechanics, motorcycling, inspiration

2023 > all covered in the new PressGo Venturers book

V1-12 ventures – @ age

V1/ @0-6 unlimited
V2/ @17 Non-conventional maps
V3/ @18 Free feet how far to go
V4/ @20 Trading ways freelance
V5/ @23 Pyramid Illusions go anyway
V6/ @36 Change kickstarts change good age to start
V7/ @40 Times around the world a million miles
V8/ @43 Buda & Pests wheres where
V9/ @47 The way how far is far
V10/@50 Make or move with a plan
V11/@53 Promised lands and precious chickens (or Why move) ?
V12 /@57 Motorxplorer never to old

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Route1million Overland Adventures

PressGo – isn’t really a book about motorbiking! it’s an eclectic mix of life-travel-exploring and challenging conventions, with a humourous – like ‘just have a go’ perspective. So diverse, it’s hard to explain! everyone’s selling their own book hey!

It’s also a good way to gather all the information and inspiration to go discover some place, maybe even the Silk Road for yourself, just as you like to find it! go explore by your own steam, gas, hydrogen, electric or what-ever else you might choose!

The world is noisy, we’re becoming conditioned by digital signals and AI machines that think for us. There is so much to be gained and enjoyed simply by embracing our natural spirit and follow your excitable self, rather than allowing yourself to be controlled by machine driven social media or digital institutions in which you probably have no say.

THE ACTUAL PRESSGO BOOK – online work in progress exclusive edition

here’s the link to; see the actual PressGo ventures book freely

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