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Maggie in Africa: What We Have Learned So Far

Deciding to take a year off to travel through 20+ African countries requires considerable preparation to ensure a smooth journey and to avoid situations that could derail our plans, temporarily or entirely. For those of our readers who may be thinking, “how on earth can you travel through so many countries,” or “you must be completely…

Meet Overland Journal at Adventure Southside – Germany

After a hugely successful debut in 2016, Adventure Southside once again opens its gates from July 14-16, 2017, in Eigeltingen, slightly to the west of Lake Constance. With a comprehensive programme of lectures, workshops and events for the whole family, the organizers invite overlanders, off-roaders and survival fans to join them on the Swiss-German border….

Beyond the Truck (Motorcycle): Camping on a Glacier

Where the city ends, Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska begins—and keeps going. Undeniably, its centerpiece is Mendenhall Glacier, one of the world’s most accessible. And the one we planned to make a self-guided trip and camp overnight upon in springtime. Just 12 miles from downtown and then a 4.5-mile moderate hike—steep and slippery in part—through…

Maggie in Africa: The Highs and Lows of Life on the Road in Africa

“It’ll be amazing,” they said. “A trip of a lifetime,” they said. Every day, we want to believe that driving through Africa in our ’91 Defender named Maggie is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the truth is that it doesn’t always feel like rainbows and butterflies. At times it can be really, really hard, but…

First Annual Outfound Series

The first annual Outfound Series went down on Hood River at Oregon’s famous event site, the waterfront where much of windsurfing and kiteboarding has developed. Outfound Series is all about truly inspirational speakers talking about everything from business, adventure sports, and moving full time into a van.  The thread throughout was outdoor adventure and the…

72 Hours of Adventure in Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego. The very name conjures up images of great 16th-century explorers, precariously navigating their tall ships through the iceberg-filled archipelago. These days, the exploration vehicle of choice is a 4×4, as apart from National Route 3, you will find no paved roads here. It’s wild, rugged, and remote. Just how the end of…

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