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Expedition Overland Premiers Nordic Series

We have all been waiting impatiently for Expedition Overland (aka X Overland) to release their latest offering, The Nordic Series. As we have come to expect from Clay Croft and his team, the series offers a compelling combination of top-tier cinematography, storytelling, and a profound sense of wonder and adventure. Clay Croft, CEO of X…

The Snowball Effect :: The Progression of Over-the-Snow Transportation

Lead photograph courtesy of Tucker Sno-Cat Archives. Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. After decades of deliberation, I bought a snowcat a couple of years ago—a Kristi, manufactured in Denver about 1963. Powered by a 36-horsepower VW air-cooled motor, it had sat idle outdoors for over a decade. Perhaps the…

Terek Pass

Crossing Kyrgyzstan’s Terek Pass

The second we drove into the Besh-Tash Valley, part of a vast national reserve in the northwest of Kyrgyzstan, I fell in love. On our right, a river cut through the valley, winding past a handful of yurts, the two sides alternating between rocky walls and slopes with grassy fields and patches of vegetation in…

Video of the Week :: 10 days in the Norwegian highlands

Kasper Hoglund, a professional photographer and minimalist overlander from Norway, has a deep-rooted love for all things travel-related as he explores Scandinavia in his Land Rover. Kasper lives out of his impeccable 2014 Land Rover Discovery SD V6 HSE (high specification equipment) on a full-time basis, through sunshine, rain shower, or blizzard. The Discovery is…

Bruce Dorn

Overland Journal Senior Photographer Bruce Dorn Named Canon Legend

It’s safe to say that Overland Journal’s Senior Photographer Bruce Dorn has seen it all through his viewfinder over the last 4o years as a professional lensman in couture fashion, advertising, editorial, and adventure photography. As an award-winning director and filmmaker, Bruce is also the Creative Director for the pioneering visual and digital effects powerhouse…

One Woman’s Journey to Peace through Overlanding

A traumatic experience such as the death of a loved one can be a catalyst that motivates us to look at our life choices and consider significant changes. My family and I have first-hand experience of this. When we were in the initial planning phase of our global travels, my father abruptly passed away a…

Feature Vehicle – Land Rover Defender 110 Pickup – The Monster

Johan de Villiers is a man who lives for adventure, and he designed his Defender 110 to take on the toughest environments. Johan has explored extensively in several South, Central, and East African countries with KTM and Triumph Tiger motorcycles and by Land Rover. He enjoys traveling Southeast and Central Asia, including hiking Nepal and…

Helicopter Rescue

Are You Rescue Ready?

You’re out in the backcountry, enjoying your time in the back of beyond. Suddenly, there’s an emergency, and you need to use your two-way communications device to call for help. What do you say? Most travelers and outdoor enthusiasts know the importance of being able to communicate at all times—even in the backcountry. A two-way…

Georgia, the Road Leads Back to You

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. Georgia—not the American state Ray Charles and Martin Luther King hailed from, but the little-known country located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe—is a mountainous place of wild and astonishing beauty. Monasteries, watchtowers, and fortresses dating to the Middle Ages stand…

Karakol Region - Kyrgyzstan

Destinations :: Kyrgyzstan’s Karakol Region

Karakol is a convenient hub to explore the magical surroundings of its mountains and the immense Lake Issyk-Kul. It’s a great home base in Eastern Kyrgyzstan to stock up on food, water, and fuel; get your laundry done; take a rest (Riverside Guesthouse lets overlanders camp in the parking lot for a small fee); and…

Die Raat vir Elke Kwaal: A CJ-3B Jeep Sluks its Way Through Botswana

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2022 Issue. At a crossing in the wild country of the Limpopo River may be found Gatvanolfant, the elephants’ hole. Here is also Oerwoud Store with the Wiltshire, a pub established in past times by a British Army unit that once guarded the drift…

Land Rover Defender 130

Overland Inspiration in 2022 :: Expedition Portal’s Top Ten Posts

Overland life evolved in exciting ways in 2022. As the global pandemic slowed or was increasingly ignored (depending on your perspective and general location), life gradually found a new normal. Schools re-opened, employees returned to their cubicles, and time spent on Zoom calls declined. Many predicted the unprecedented boom we saw in 2020-2021 in outdoor…

Overlanding in the Underserved Communities : Interview with Kirk Williams

Kirk Williams, a Coloradan, is an active outdoorsman, storyteller, and adventurer who courageously travels overland despite a physical mobility impairment. When Kirk was in his early twenties, he had an unfortunate mountain biking accident, broke his neck, and was relegated to a wheelchair. That, however, has not hindered his drive and zest for life. Kirk…

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