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ROK GC Espresso Maker

Minimalism, weight saving, and packing just the essentials are common themes throughout my articles, and crucial when planning an overland trip. Do you need that extra pair of shoes? No. You’re seriously packing three cups? Why haven’t you cut your toothbrush in half? Those extra ounces make a difference! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m…

What These Toyota Engineers Want You to Know About Women in Motorsports and the 2022 Tundra

Photo by Tim Sutton Since its inception in 2015, the Rebelle Rally has seen fairly solid support from various original equipment manufacturers. From Jeep to Lexus, Rivian, and even Rolls-Royce, the event is touted as a proving ground for off-pavement testing, ideas, and concepts—but there’s one name that, until 2021, had been curiously absent: Toyota. …

Nissan e-4ORCE System: A Revolution in All-Wheel-Drive Electrified Technology

Nissan recently introduced the state-of-the-art e-4ORCE technology into the European market, and the technology will debut in the Nissan X-Trail and Ariya compact crossover SUV. e-4ORCE is touted as a new and unique all-wheel-drive system specifically engineered for electric and electrified vehicles to offer confident and reassuring performance in all conditions. Essentially, the system will…

Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford

2022 Overlanders of the Year :: Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford of Four Wheeled Nomad

Our list of candidates for 2022 included many worthy travelers, all mixing it up in a world that has been decidedly shaken rather than stirred these past few years. Ultimately, we chose long-time travelers Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford for their propensity to embrace change and create adventure no matter their whereabouts. Formerly known as…

Feature Vehicle :: Projeto Mundo Cão’s 2000 Land Rover Defender 110

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2022 Issue. A flash of insight can be triggered by nearly anything. A conversation with a stranger, a blog post, photograph, or film comes to mind. But sometimes, inspiration strikes when you least expect it. For Brazilian overlanders Sergio Medeiros and Eleni Alvejan, an object…

Feature Vehicle: Randy Wimenta’s 1989 Toyota Corolla “AWDROLA”

We all have two distinct choices in life–do nothing or do something. Many are content to binge-watch TV shows and doom scroll until their retina melt, while others get busy learning, designing, building, and creating. Randy Wimenta, the Marketing Activation Manager at KC Hilites, is a hands-on, gearhead kind of guy; he chose to get…

Thanksgiving Overland Gift Guide

As the holiday season quickly approaches, now is the time to brainstorm gift ideas for your friends, family, and loved ones. The Expedition Portal team has put together this list of overland gifts for the adventure motorcyclist, bikepacker, 4WD enthusiast, overlander, and those who love experiences over things. From memberships to camp kitchen gear, you’re…

The Nissan Nismo Off-Road Frontier V8 Concept Showcases A Purpose Built Accessory Range

Nissan Motorsports International, aka Nismo, is a division of Nissan Motorsports & Customizing, historically focused on motorsport and performance-oriented car models for Nissan since 1984. Nissan Off-Road has a legacy of off-road competition, from the Dakar Rally to the Baja 1000, which has inspired the development of a line of Nismo-branded off-road products designed to…

perspective of the ashram

78 Days in an Indian Ashram

After 20-odd years of journeying together, Jase and I hit a curious crossroads. Our former lives of dive-guiding, motorcycling, and 4WD overlanding continued to amass in a Russian doll. Until, that is, we consciously decided to press pause on seeking stimulus from the physical world, turning inwards to pursue a different kind of journey to…

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