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Crossing Continents :: Traversing the Cederberg Range to Cape Agulhas

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.                                 – Marcus Aurelius With a crack of lightning, the lodestone is magnetized, becoming one of the most unusual and useful stones on earth, melding magnetic coercivity and geomancy, divining everything…

Crossing Continents Episode Four - Tanzania

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Crossing Continents Episode Four – Tanzania :: Video

For Crossing Continents episode four, Scott Brady continues his journey up the East of Africa, reconnecting with the Grenadier in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. In part one of his Tanzanian adventures, Scott is joined by his girlfriend, Tavia, who embarks on her first international journey, learning to drive a right-hand-drive vehicle and navigate the wilds of the backroads…

Crossing Continents Episode Three Malawi

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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 when I first saw Scott’s…

Crossing Continents Episode Two - Mozambique

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Crossing Continents Episode Two – Mozambique :: Video

“I love your car!” “Do you have any cold drinks?” The enchanting nation of Mozambique is an under-the-radar overland destination in Africa, but it shouldn’t be. Extremely affordable, blessed with some of the best beaches on the continent, and full of incredible cultures and people, it’s well worth an extended stay. In Crossing Continents Episode Two, Scott Brady and his…

Crossing Continents Episode One with Scott Brady - Ineos Grenadier

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Crossing Continents Episode One with Scott Brady :: Video

Since last year, Overland Journal and Expedition Portal Publisher and CEO Scott Brady has been on a monumental multi-part expedition of East and Southern Africa in the new 2024 Ineos Grenadier. You may have been following the journey on Instagram. Currently in Kenya and searching for a way to cross Ethiopia (a sore sport for many overland travelers on the…

Ineos Grenadier

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Episode #159 Crossing Africa with the Ineos Grenadier: South Africa and Mozambique

Scott Brady and Joe Fleming discuss their segment one of crossing the continent of Africa with the Ineos Grenadier. This includes vehicle preparation, fitting the Front Runner rack and sleeping platform, shipping the vehicle to Durban, and process of selecting and organizing support equipment. They go into detail about the route through South Africa and Mozambique, followed by the lessons…

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Episode 157 Tom Sheppard on the Nobility of Wilderness, Crossing the Sahara, and Overlanding the Deserts.

Show Notes for podcast 157 Tom Sheppard on the Nobility of Wilderness, Crossing the Sahara, and Overlanding the Deserts. Summary: Scott Brady interviews the legendary Tom Sheppard, an icon of overlanding, and one of the most accomplished desert explorers in history. With overland projects and many solo, remote region, off-tracks Sahara expeditions to his name, Tom also led the eight-man, first…

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Episode 152 Overland Journal is Crossing the African Continent with the Ineos Grenadier

Show notes for episode #152 Overland Journal is Crossing the African Continent with the Ineos Grenadier  Summary: Few places on the planet resonate with the adventurer like the African continent, from the vibrant cultures to the ancient civilizations, megafauna, and some of the most remote and inspiring landscapes on earth. At Overland Journal, we have been fortunate to circumnavigate…

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Episode 108 Mali-Mish, a Family of Five on Four Continents

Show Notes for episode 108 Mali-Mish, a Family of Five on Four Continents Summary: Mali Mish is a family of five that have been living on the road since 2008, visiting 41 countries on 4 continents. They are currently traveling in a Mercedes Sprinter. Guest Bio: Marlene and Dan and children- We are a full-timing family of 5 living, working,…

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Episode 107 Greg Miller on Overlanding Continents and Land Cruisers

  Show Notes for Podcast #107 Greg Miller on Overlanding Continents and Land Cruisers Summary: Scott Brady interviews Greg Miller, Philanthropist, Expeditions 7 co-founder, and founder of the Land Cruiser Heritage Museum   Guest Bios: Greg Miller Founder and Chairman of the Landcruiser Heritage Museum Greg Miller is an American businessman, philanthropist and adventurer. His career has encompassed leadership responsibilities…

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Minimalist Wallets :: Best of Breed

Good times—at least of the sort we’re after—come with a downside. The hard truth behind adventure is that you can’t safely peace out beyond the confines of cell service with nothing but a sandwich in one hand and your car keys in the other. For those of us desperate for even a brief escape from technological and material overload, that’s…

GMC Sierra 2500 AT4x AEV

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Field Testing the GMC Sierra 2500 AT4x AEV :: Video

There are some key characteristics of GMC’s new Sierra 2500 HD AT4x AEV Edition pickup that are particularly appealing for overlanders. The first is a robust 2,600 pounds of payload capacity. The second is the range of functional and well-thought-out AEV upgrades, like 18-inch AEV-branded Salta wheels wearing 35-inch hybrid tires, GVW-rated tow points on the winch-compatible steel bumpers, and…

Overland Journal Podcast Episode 184 - Jay Shapiro's F-650 EcoRoamer

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Overland Journal Podcast :: Jay Shapiro on Expedition Campers and Global Philanthropy

Overland Journal Podcast Episode 184 Scott Brady interviews Jay Shapiro, a technologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has become a global citizen. Jay and his family have lived in Singapore, the USA, Canada, Mexico, India, and now Kenya on their overland journey of discovery. Jay and his wife Alice also operate numerous not-for-profit organizations providing support to millions around the world….

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Introducing: Grand Touring on ExPo

Adventure takes many forms, from climbing mountains to crossing continents to the limits of adhesion through a mountain chicane. On Expedition Portal, we have covered all manner of human and vehicular exploration, which now includes the thrill of grand touring.  Grand touring originated from the Italian phrase Gran Turismo, which was subsequently abbreviated to the ubiquitous GT. In the same…

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Episode 63 Luisa Bell Global adventurer and overlander

  Show Notes for Podcast Episode #63 Luisa Bell Global adventurer and overlander Summary: Ashley Giordano interviews Luisa Bell on global travel in a Defender 130, crossing continents with your family, and managing life in the developing world. Host Bio: Ashley Giordano Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved…

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The Best Overland Fridge Freezers

Editors Note: This article originally ran in the print version of Overland Journal, Winter 2021 Issue Coolest of the Cool  | Testing the latest fridge-freezers to their limits. Having interviewed hundreds of overlanders, we often ask what their favorite piece of kit is, and almost sheepishly, many reply “my fridge.” The reasons vary, like making ice for margaritas, keeping ice…

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Episode 62 Interviewing Duncan Barbour, Camel Trophy Coordinator and Global Overlander

  Show Notes for Podcast Episode #62 Interviewing Duncan Barbour, Camel Trophy Coordinator and Global Overlander Summary: Matt Scott and Scott Brady interview Camel Trophy and 7P Overland legend Duncan Barbour. Duncan shares his joy of international travel, working with a team, and learning about the essentials of adventure. Duncan digs deep into the importance of training and keeping our…

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Episode 60 Expo and Trek podcast with Bryon Dorr

  Show Notes for Podcast Episode #60 Expo and Trek podcast with Bryon Dorr Summary: Scott Brady and Matt Scott discuss Overland Expo West 2021 and Trek Adventure race with guest Bryon Dorr This podcast is supported in part by: RedArc CGI   Full Transcription below: Expo and Trek Scott Brady: [00:00:00] Hello, and welcome to the Overland Journal Podcast….

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Episode 58 Expedition Sailing and Overlanding with Brian McVickers

  Show Notes for Podcast Episode #58 Expedition Sailing and Overlanding with Brian McVickers Summary: Scott discussed with Brian McVickers the similarities and lessons learned from expedition sailing, including their recent crossing of the Pacific Ocean with The Kailani Expedition. This podcast is supported in part by: RedArc Electronics   Full Transcription below: Brian McVickers Podcast Scott Brady: [00:00:00] Well,…

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The Pandemic and International Overland Travel 

When the pandemic bore down, our family had recently completed a journey across West Africa. Our plan was to remain in South Africa for a few months, recover our finances, and prepare the Land Rover for a trip from Cape Town to Vladivostok. In March 2020, we left Cape Town as news of Covid-19 rang ever more alarming, and found…

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