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Overland Routes | Anza-Borrego State Park

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Spring 2017. Anza–Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) is a remote moonscape that beckons the adventurer with technical terrain, expansive geology, and the solitude of desert campsites. It is named for the Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego (bighorn sheep). At 600,000 acres it…

The Coolest Overland Video You’ll See All Week

It’s Friday, and most of us are coming off of a long work week and ready to relax. So regardless of what you have planned for the next few days, we’ve got a little dose of dirt roads and dust to kick things off. This video from Benyamin Senkal follows his family’s adventure through the…

A Weekend Overlanding Michigan’s UP

The Western United States is a fantastic place, filled with wide-open spaces, diverse scenery, and enough backroads and public lands to keep you occupied for years, if not your entire life. It’s little wonder why overlanders from all over the world travel there to explore, but for those of us lucky enough to live in…

Overland Routes | The Rim Rocker

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal, Summer 2019. Eastern Utah and Western Colorado encompass some of the most beloved off-pavement trails and backcountry terrain in all of North America. Moab, specifically, draws in thousands of visitors each year, stunning them with secluded escapes amidst serene landscapes, but times are changing. Thanks to increases…

The Way Overland Confirmed In Iran’s Evin Prison

For the most part, the world is much safer than we think. People are generally good, and time and again our worries about international travel are proven to be unfounded. Yet every once and a while something does go wrong, and it’s important for us to acknowledge that risk. That’s why today we’re sharing the…

How To Ship Your Vehicle To Europe

The years spent dreaming and planning for this around-the-world adventure were long, filled with research and eager anticipation. But the past month leading up to our launch date was brutally short, and I was swept away by a landslide of logistics: plane tickets, paperwork, hotel reservations, car rentals, deadlines. En masse, the cascade of tasks…

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,…

Overland Expo East

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The Overland Expo is one of the most exciting events of the year, a chance to reconnect with friends, listen to stories of adventure, and explore the newest products for overlanding. While the west show has been huge in recent years, the east event is also growing, and now changing venues to Arrington, Virginia and…

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The Top 25 Instagram Overland Accounts

#Instagram for days! Our 25 Favorite Overland Adventurers Instagram is ripe with inspiration for both the traveler and the photographer, and there are some accounts that just do it better. Our best 25 overlanding list focuses on the real travelers and world-class photographers that post (mostly) original content. Not all accounts are overland heavy or…

prAna Giving Away $100,000 To Pursue Your Dream Job

Have you ever dreamed of being a world-class photographer? Maybe you long to start your own overland tour company, run a dive shop in Tahiti, or become a renowned travel writer. Whatever your dream job is, prAna wants to make it a reality by giving you a $100,000 salary to quit your day job and…

Five Reasons To Make Siberia Your Next Overland Destination

Geographically speaking, Siberia comprises some 77 percent of Russian territory stretching from the Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. Vast and wild, largely consisting of taiga and tundra, it is sparsely populated. Looking at a map, you will see that no roads traverse northern Siberia; road trips are limited…

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…

Of Sand Dunes, Camels, and Kangaroos

Few topics that pique the adventurer’s imagination as venturing into the planet’s wild and remote locales. Throughout the epoch of time, the human spirit has drawn these rugged individuals to the far corners of the earth in an attempt to sail, hike, or drive to where others have yet to venture. This year marks the…

Traveling The World With The Barnsley Family

The Barnsley family have chosen to seize life by the horns. Mr. Jamie Barnsley contacted me in February 2017 asking for advice as he prepared to overland the planet in a Defender 130 with his wife, Angela, and two children. We have been friends since, and I have watched their journey from afar with envy….

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