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Jeep Beach 2024

Jeep Beach 2024

Each year, tens of thousands of Jeep enthusiasts descend on Daytona Beach, Florida for the annual (2024) Jeep Beach event. This is considered one of the largest Jeep gatherings in the world, an evolution over the past 21 years to its current form. The event includes trail rides, beach drives, training, obstacle courses, mud bogs,…

Overland News of the Week

Hilleberg Introduces Two New Tent Models for Spring 2024 In this week’s Overland News of the Week, we’re excited to hear that Hilleberg, the well-respected, premium Swedish tent maker, is expanding its range with the Saivo 4 and the Rogen 3. The Saivo 4, part of the all-season Black Label series, is a robust 4-person…

Arctic Trucks Launches New Trucks At Overland Expo West And Announces North American Partners

Arctic Trucks introduced three new vehicles tailored for the North American market at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona. The vehicles presented were the AT35 and AT37 for the 2010-2023 Lexus GX460, the AT39 for the 2022+ Ford F-150 Lightning, and the AT44 for the 2017+ Ford Super Duty. There was also an incredible…

Top Gear Overland Expo West 2024

With every year that passes and the overland lifestyle grows in popularity, it becomes increasingly challenging to find innovative products that are practical and worthy of investment. A few years ago, we proudly discovered the Poolahoop, which we initially mocked and later praised. Was the Poolahoop the zenith of modern American overland innovation? No, it was not. Instead of…

Hankook Dynapro MT2 mud tires for overlanding

Tires for Overlanding Episode 1: Mud Tires

Join us for our new educational series on Tires for Overlanding, where we review selecting various tires, driving and recovery, vehicle preparation, Tread Lightly, and more. For this first episode, we discuss the fundamentals of mud tires for overlanding, including construction, lug design, and basic driving techniques. Presented by Hankook Dynapro Tire How to Select…

Redarc Unveils Three Revolutionary Products at Overland Expo West

Redarc, the Australian mobile power solutions company whose products have earned our trust over the years, will unveil three innovative products at the Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ, tomorrow, Friday, the 16th. According to the press release, these new offerings have been designed, engineered, and rigorously tested in Australia’s toughest conditions. With these launches, Redarc aims…

The Principles of Overlanding :: Insights on Exploring the World by Vehicle

Lessons are often learned the hard way, which, in my case, includes screwing up, getting stuck, carjacked, impounded, detained, delayed, and generally mired in the throes of adventure. Even the worst scenarios had a silver lining (maybe not the carjacking) as my awareness grew, and I adjusted my traveling operating system. During my travels, I…

DJI Power 1000

DJI Power 1000 :: Field Tested

One of the challenges when overlanding is having a reliable source of sustainable electricity on tap to power lights, charge an array of electronics from cellphones to computers to drones, and run convenience items such as 12-volt fridges, 110-volt grills, and cooktops. Most off-road RV trailers have that covered with a deep-cycle house battery. But…

Overland News of the Week

Storyteller Overland Acquires Taxa Outdoors In this week’s overland news, adventure lifestyle and adventure van manufacturer Storyteller Overland has acquired camping habitat and overlanding utility trailer brand Taxa Outdoors. Entrepreneur and former Global Brand President for Harley-Davidson Neil Grimmer will serve as the chief strategy officer of Storyteller Overland and CEO at Taxa. “With the…

Hummer EV SUV

Can the Hummer SUV Overland the Toughest Terrain?

Moab has been the testing and playground of capable 4WDs for decades, equal to the Rubicon trail for both range of difficulty and notoriety. The sandstone slickrock of the Colorado Plateau has also become a required milestone for manufacturers, with engineers and test mules descending on the region for validation and tuning programs. All of…

Acalanes High School Body Shop Jeep

Join Expedition Portal to Support Acalanes High School Body Shop’s Baja Adventure

Over the previous few decades, the traditional shop class has all but disappeared from American middle schools and high schools. Subjected to a wide range of diverse pressures, vocational education [career and technical education (CTE) as it is more correctly known] has slowly been whittled down to a stub of what it once was. Budget…

Visit the Expedition Portal and Overland Journal Team at Overland Expo West 2024

Overland Expo certainly has come a long way since the event’s humble beginnings, with events hosted nationally, namely Overland Expo West, Pacific Northwest, Mountain West, and East. Overland Expo West is closest to home for most of the nomadic Overland International (Expedition Portal and Overland Journal) team, and we have a soft spot for the…

Crossing Continents Episode Three Malawi

Crossing Continents Episode Three – Malawi :: Video

Crossing Continents Episode Three—Malawi follows Scott Brady’s journey through the landlocked nation, including his ongoing challenges with finding fuel. This stunning country is filled with beautiful, warm, and joyful Malawians, which added to the sense of wonder while traveling the length of the most stunning of the Great Rift lakes—Lake Malawi. I laughed out loud…

The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO3 Tire To Be Available in More Than 100 Sizes

Long considered an elite tire for overland travel, the BF Goodrich All-Terrain has reliably helped adventurers explore remote corners of the globe. The new All-Terrain T/A KO3 is being touted as a worthy successor to the widely respected All-Terrain T/A KO2. This new tire integrates advanced technologies to meet the increasing demands of off-road enthusiasts, promising…

MegaRexx Trucks Introduces the MegaRexx SVN Overland

Is the MegaRexx SVN Overland the new full-size king? Well, it is certainly unique and priced like royalty; how practical it would be for real, everyday overlanding is debatable, but this is the right vehicle for the right person. The most obvious modification to this vehicle is the all-aluminum roof that seamlessly upgrades the Ford…

The All Electric Mercedes G-Wagen Is the Most Off-Road Capable G-Class… Ever?

We always get a bit excited when a top-tier auto manufacturer debuts a new vehicle with the claim that it is the most off-road capable ever. Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled the highly anticipated all-electric G-Class, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of this iconic vehicle. Known for its formidable off-road prowess, the latest iteration of…

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