On our arrival in Japan, on the southern island of Kyushu, we needed to plot a general route for the coming months. We skimmed our two guidebooks and marked the possible-of-interest places on our Reise Know-How roadmap. Local information is always a welcome addition and Japan, we quickly learned, has a super-organized system of tourist information centers. You will find…
It was a 4-year-old child who asked me the question first. A week before our departure, family and friends came to my house for a farewell party. The Land Cruiser stood on the lawn, proud and ready to be driven to Asia. Its doors and windows were open so everybody could glance or step inside, and the roof top…
It’s dry, hot, and profoundly remote. Just where we would expect to find Karin and Coen.
After 13+ years on the road Coen gives a run-down on his experiences with starter batteries.
A visit with a local family in the small town of Friesland
Is there anything better than a quiet repose in a swinging hammock?
How to handle bribes, bravado and other bouts with authority.
Behind the Fences in the World’s Biggest Wetland
Two weeks to cross a river.
Prepare for a long read: a 14-day border crossing isn’t simply told in a few words. Here’s part 1.
How would we travel without it? Coffee is for many of us an integral part of life on the road.
Our 2013 Overlanders of the Year tell us why they like skinny tires.
Coen Wubbles explains why they went with a classic cooker over the more modern alternatives.
On the road for more than a decade, Coen and Karin-Marijke talk about safe travel.
On the road for over a decade, Coen and Karin-Marijke have learned a thing or two about maintaining forward progress.
If you have been following Expedition Portal’s front page in the last few months, you’ll be familiar with Coen and Karin-Marijke of Landcruising Adventure. On the road since 2003, they’ve driven their Toyota BJ45 Land Cruiser through Europe, Asia, and South America taking their time to fully experience the landscapes and cultures they visit. A decade may seem like a long time to…
Karin-Marijke & Coen overlanded parts of their 14-year journey with a fridge, but also years without a one. What is their verdict?
From dirt roads to polychrome missions
300 Kilometers of coastal driving along remote beaches and kitesurfing paradises.
Mechanical mishaps are bound to happen. Coen and Karin-Marijke take us to the best workshop in Ecuador.