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Dan Grec and Tuffy Products :: Overland News

Editor’s Note: We are honored to work with Dan Grec of The Road Chose Me, who has been a longtime Expedition Portal forum member and friend to our organization. In the days of Instagram and tag-a-long journalists, Dan is the real deal, having planned and executed his own circumnavigation of both South America and Africa. Dan also founded WikiOverland and…

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Overlanders Share Their Favorite Apps

Mobile apps are designed to improve our lives and provide us with readily available information. This is especially helpful while travelling. Hundreds of new apps are popping up left, right, and centre, so we connected with our fellow overlanders to help narrow down the search. Google Maps, iOverlander, and Maps.me were crowd favorites, and nearly every overlander we connected with…

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Overland News | Book Reviews

This article was originally published in Overland Journal‘s Summer 2020 issue. Two Wheels South: A Motorcycle Adventure from Brooklyn to Ushuaia By Matias Corea   Review by Scott Brady ISBN 978-3899559767 This hardcover volume is a beautiful journey of adventure motorcycling with a thoughtful balance of art, design, and constructive insight. In particular, I appreciated the sections on preparation, with honest…

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What is Overlanding? :: Podcast #18

The Overland Journal Podcast #18 Principles of Overlanding :: What is Overlanding? Summary: For this Principles of Overlanding, Scott and Matt discuss the history of the term “overland,” and how to properly define it within the context of experience, with input from a large quorum of other overland travelers. They also pose a series of questions to help provide a…

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The Road Chose Me Volume 2 Book on Kickstarter

After years of working a desk, I realized that life wasn’t making me happy and I needed to make a change. I began dreaming, saving, and planning, and finally quit my job and sold all my stuff. Back in 2009, I wound up driving 40,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina, and I’ve been hopelessly hooked on Overland travel ever since….

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Overland Truck of the Year :: The best mid sized pickups

Until a few years ago, there were only two suitable choices for a midsize overland pickup: the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. That dearth of options resulted in limited innovation and notable apathy among both the OEMs and aftermarket. However, that all changed when Chevrolet, Ford, and finally, Jeep all released trucks into the market. As vehicle-based travelers, this is…

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Learn how to drive the Pan-American Highway

Before I had even heard the word “Overlanding” I set out to drive my little Jeep Wrangler from the top of Alaska to the bottom of Argentina. Needless to say I had the adventure of a lifetime, and I will never be the same. Over the course of almost 2 years I drove 40,000 miles through 17 countries in North,…

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SEMA Show Day 1 :: The Overland Experience Area

13 years ago, when Expedition Portal first displayed a vehicle at the SEMA show, there was only three purpose-built overland vehicles in attendance: The Turtle Expedition Ford, UJoint Offroad’s E350, and our 2004 Tacoma. Times have certainly changed and you cannot walk 10 feet without bumping into a roof tent or a snorkel. Even SEMA has fully embraced overland travel,…

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The Truth About Bribery

By Bryon Bass, Graeme Bell, Scott Brady, Dan Grec, and Lois Pryce Intro by Dan Grec Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Gear Guide 2019. The very word bribery often strikes fear into the heart of those who have never experienced it. Terrifying images of corrupt military brandishing automatic rifles come to mind, and a backhand exchange of…

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The First Ever Rocky Mountain Overland Rally

The bonfire had died down to a glowing mound of coals, but with good-natured prodding from the hundreds gathered around it, Teepee Dave, the resident pyrotechnic, hauled more pallets over from the stacks ringing the pit and stoked the flames back to life.  Ray Hyland, one of the event organizers and the ring leader of this menagerie, raised the mic…

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Northwest Overland Rally: Family Style Exploration

Former Overland International staffer Ray Hyland has been organizing the Rally Series for nine years. Now in the seventh year at Plain, Washington, the Northwest Overland Rally (NWOR), which occurred from June 20-23, is one of the more intimate weekend gatherings for vehicle-based exploration and related equipment. This assembly of overland enthusiasts and gear vendors is set against a stunning…

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Our Love-loathe Relationship with Moto-travel and Why we Switched to 4WD

Photography by Jason Spafford After combining our love for diving and photography since childhood, during a decade of experiencing the world below the waterline, a change was eventually overdue. With a lifelong passion for taking pictures still in focus, we hung up the fins and decided on a big one. Long story short, sold our cottage in the country, pared…

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Travel Tunes: The Overland Playlist

We’ve all got them, those treasured playlists we save for kicking up dust on our favorite backcountry trail, or hammering out long miles on some grand trip. They might be filled with throwback tunes from the ’70’s or a modern mashup of electric funk, but their rhythms are like a narration to our adventures, and the beats a constant companion…

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West Africa Overland Travel: Myths, Misconceptions, and Misnomers

A great deal has changed in West Africa since overlanding became popular in the ’80s and ’90s. Back then, it was a serious slog into the unknown. Things like infrastructure and supplies were extremely hard to come by, but that was 30-plus years ago. Now it’s 2018, and Africa is rapidly developing. As a community of overlanders, we desperately need…