Deciding to take a year off to travel through 20+ African countries requires considerable preparation to ensure a smooth journey and to avoid situations that could derail our plans, temporarily or entirely. For those of our readers who may be thinking, “how on earth can you travel through so many countries,” or “you must be completely…
“It’ll be amazing,” they said. “A trip of a lifetime,” they said. Every day, we want to believe that driving through Africa in our ’91 Defender named Maggie is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the truth is that it doesn’t always feel like rainbows and butterflies. At times it can be really, really hard, but…
Tierra del Fuego. The very name conjures up images of great 16th-century explorers, precariously navigating their tall ships through the iceberg-filled archipelago. These days, the exploration vehicle of choice is a 4×4, as apart from National Route 3, you will find no paved roads here. It’s wild, rugged, and remote. Just how the end of…
I’ve always regarded blogs as harbouring the sort of self-indulgent small talk which bores us all; inane, desultory, mini-updates neither telling a story nor addressing a point. An incoherent musing of one’s day-to-day life written by those who seem to have overlooked the stories that readers might actually want to hear. So, it came as…
Headed North? Here are three drives to put under your tires.
I had never been to Mexico prior to this trip. Also, being Swedish meant that my Spanish was pretty much non-existent. That wasn’t going to stop me. I could not have been more excited about my solo road trip to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. I had been planning it for quite some time. What…
It’s dry, hot, and profoundly remote. Just where we would expect to find Karin and Coen.
Roebling Road Raceway was first opened in 1959 and still maintains many of its simple charms today. The paddock primarily consists of grass and dirt with the exception of a small paved route that carries cars to and from pit lane. Approximately eighty percent of the track is surrounded by a small pine forest…
Two adventure-seekers and one red pickup.
Read the book then hit the road. The Bells of A2A Expedition tell you how to do it.
Three days in the Northern Frontier
We hit the first big snow of the season at the Winter Fun Festival.
In search of dirt roads in British Columbia’s northern most corner.
A visit with a local family in the small town of Friesland
It’s just one of the many roads overlanders drive right by, never knowing what they’re missing.
Feel like heading somewhere warm? This guide will tell you what you need to know.
How much stuff can you fit in a Defender?
From dirt roads to polychrome missions
Lock in your hubs and join Overland Journal in bringing Christmas joy to Northern California kids.
It was the scene of the last great overland adventure of the modern era. And many travelers drive right by it.