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Charlottamiles are Back on the Road in a 1990 Vanagon Westfalia Syncro

It’s always comforting when I come across other overlanders mad enough to choose the Vanagon Syncro as their around-the-world rig. It might just be something about strength in numbers… or breakdowns. I’ve interviewed a number of these fools and featured stunning expedition-ready examples from Guanabana Overland and Alika Vaquer. If you’re interested in my personal…

2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel :: Better than a Power Wagon?

Move over Ford F-250 Tremor, there’s a new rebel in town. I’m talking about the 2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel, the latest off-road focused full-size truck to hit the dirt. Looking a lot like a Power Wagon with its crew cab and six-foot, four-inch box, black rocker panels and fender flares, the Rebel comes out…

Ququq Camping Boxes for Volkswagen T7 Multivan and ID.Buzz

Ququq has been producing camping boxes since 2011 with eight models suitable for approximately 160 models, including the Land Rover Defender, Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes G-Wagon, and many Volkswagens. The company recently debuted two new boxes for the Volkswagen T7 Multivan and the ID.Buzz. The truth is most of us can’t afford to run both…

Overland News of the Week

Step 22, Reef Visor Panel and Chameleon Carryall I’m a fan of storage solutions that utilize wasted space, so was intrigued by Step 22’s latest offerings. First up is their Reef Visor Panel designed to house “smaller on-the-road essentials” and provide a place for items that are easily lost. The modular MOLLE design offers maximum…

2022 OLAF OctoberFest

Camping, wheeling, beer tasting, e-bikes, food, friends, and gear sounds like a decent weekend getaway recipe. This year Olaf OktoberFest will be held between 14-16 October, due east of Los Angeles at the Big Bear’s Holcomb Valley Ranch, a 400-acre oasis which is encircled by thousands of acres of San Bernardino National Forest, rolling hills,…

Over-The-Counter :: Medicine for Travelers

As travelers prepare to return to international travel, many will likely forget to pack their over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Many more will forget to check the international rules and regulations for common medicines easily obtained in their home countries—but possibly not allowed overseas. Trip-takers consistently list “forgetting to pack prescription and over-the-counter medicine” as one…

Exploring America’s Swampiest State :: The Florida Adventure Trail

It took a lot of dirt to raise Jon Birkmire. A lot of water, too. As a child growing up in Florida, there’s hardly a river, beach, or dirt road he hasn’t explored in the peninsula state known for its abundance of coastline, swamps, alligators, and snakes. So ten years ago when he discovered Florida…

Overland News of the Week

Decked Traction Mat by SeaDek I’m a big fan of companies that look to further maximize the functionality of their existing products, and the Decked Traction Mat by SeaDek is one such example. The mat is made from marine-grade, self-adhesive foam padding router-cut to fit the top of the Decked Drawer System. This provides a…

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