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Remote Chad by Drone—Video

North Africa and the greater Sahel region have been extremely difficult for overland travelers to access since, well, since forever. This arid swath of the world’s second-largest continent hosts climactic, geographic, and political challenges that have stymied explorers and traders for centuries, whether on foot, via camel train, or by 4×4. Videographers Rene Bauer and…

On the Up and Up: Returning to the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route

Editor’s Note: This Washington Backcountry Discovery Route article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2023 Issue. Photography by Kris Newsom Perched on the edge of the Lion Rock escarpment in Washington’s central Cascades, I leaned back in my chair and watched the molten sun drip behind Mount Stuart’s jagged silhouette. Behind me, a clicking…

Mojave Desert

Video :: Preserving and Exploring the East Mojave Heritage Trail

Long-time denizens of Expedition Portal certainly will know our old friend and frequent contributor, Chris Cordes. Now with onX Maps, Chris has turned his passion for off-road exploration into a career helping others find their own way to unknown places. One such place is the American Southwest’s Mojave Desert. A sprawling patchwork of diverse landscapes,…

Charline Ribotta

The Unstoppable Charline Ribotta :: Her Love for Africa and Moving Past Fear after Multiple Assaults on the Road

Charline Ribotta departed from her home country of France in a Toyota Hilux, equipped with a Front Runner rooftop tent and modifications of her design. She has been overlanding solo for more than a year now, with hopes of continuing full-time travel indefinitely. Her original itinerary was to traverse the Middle East and cross to…

Scandinavia by Land Rover

Scandinavia By Land Rover 110

Waking up to a blisteringly cold wind strong enough to rock our Land Rover from left to right and with temperatures well below zero, we got out from under our thick layer of wool blankets and opened the tailgate. We walked to a viewpoint where we could see just enough to distinguish the silhouettes of…

Sinuhe Xavier to Present at GTFOverland This Saturday, April 1st

Award-winning director, photographer, and professional adventurer Sinuhe Xavier will be welcomed to GTFOverland on Saturday, April 1st, to celebrate his recent cover of Overland Journal and showcase his photo essay found within. The event will kick off at 11:00 AM and include a captivating slideshow presentation of his stunning photographs along with a Q&A session…

Traveling Georgia's Arctic

Traversing the Georgian Arctic

“Coen? Where are you?!” I yelled. Silence reigned. I called him on my phone. “Where are you? Back at the Land Cruiser?” “Here, at the church entrance, waiting for you.” “Well, come to the other side, down the hill. This is fantastic, a field full of ornamented tombstones as we have never seen before!” Soon…

Video of the Week :: Iconic MEGA 6×6 LandCruiser crosses the Mojave Desert

If you are a Toyota Land Cruiser fan, we have a treat for you! In this “Patriot Games” episode, the Australian Montesalvo family set off directly from SEMA in Nevada on an adventure through the Mojave Desert. In convoy for this trip are Justin & Sarah with the Mega6x6 and Patriot Campers X3, Christian &…

Video :: The 2022 Land Rover Defender 130

Scott Brady visits the Land Rover training grounds in North Carolina to evaluate the new Defender 130 SUV, which combined the capability of the Defender 90 and 110 with 13 inches of additional length aft of the rear axle. The 130 feels premium, while simultaneously being competitively priced with Sequoia, Yukon, Tahoe, Wagoneer, and Expedition. The advantage…

Desk to Glory Toyota Tundra

2008 Toyota Tundra TRD Off-Road Overland Build :: Rear Suspension, Gears, and ARB Air Locker

Toyota never intended the Tundra to be fully laden at all times. The stock suspension, gear ratio, and Auto LSD were designed to keep the average consumer happy—someone who normally keeps the bed empty other than an occasional trip to Home Depot or IKEA. The next stage of this build will have us installing a…

Expedition Overland Premiers Nordic Series

We have all been waiting impatiently for Expedition Overland (aka X Overland) to release their latest offering, The Nordic Series. As we have come to expect from Clay Croft and his team, the series offers a compelling combination of top-tier cinematography, storytelling, and a profound sense of wonder and adventure. Clay Croft, CEO of X…

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