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How to Prepare for and Survive Inclement Weather While Overlanding

Lead photograph by Michnus Olivier, Piki Piki Overland More than a decade ago, we camped in a large wooded campsite in Punta del Este, a coastal town in Uruguay. Despite extensive overland travel in Africa, we were relative rookies. It was our first night in South America, the Defender had been released from the port…

Be Old Later’s 1997 Mitsubishi Delica L400 :: Feature Vehicle

Photography by Richard Giordano During the summer of 2017, Candice Ciesla and Jordan Schilling summited Wyoming’s Grand Teton to exchange wedding vows. With a headpiece made of taffeta and feathers, Candice looped a climbing rope through Jordan’s harness, and he tied the knot, literally, to hers. The ceremony was officiated by a guide who took…

Overland Routes :: Chile’s Atacama Desert

Photography by Coen Wubbels Unless you fly in, you will have seen a fair share of the Atacama Desert by the time you reach Iquique, whether your Pan-American overland journey takes you southbound or northbound through Chile. No matter how smooth the asphalt that cuts straight through the driest non-polar desert in the world, 995…

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Toyo Tires Trailpass 2023 :: Big Fun in Big Bear

It was a six-hour drive from Arizona and a seventeen-minute search for the Holcomb Valley Ranch. The destination: Toyo Tires Trailpass 2023 in the mountains of Big Bear, California. As I drove southwest from my home in Prescott, Arizona, I passed the Grand Canyon State’s small, sparsely populated rural towns—places that most people have never…

New Products Showcased at Overland Expo East

The Overland Expo events, held nationally in the US, continue to grow from strength and have become the event of choice for manufacturers to launch and showcase new products. From top-tier vehicle manufacturers to up-and-coming gear and overland-related producers, the thousands of attendees of each event can expect to find the cutting edge of what’s…

Ducati DesertX Rally

Ducati’s DesertX Rally motorcycle is their most hardcore adventure bike yet. With any more capability, it would have to be considered a race machine. Coming on the heels of the 2023 DesertX, the 2024 Rally is a beefed up version of an already capable machine. Desmo Power At the Rally’s heart is the same DVT…

The Drums of Tonkin :: Frank and Helen Schreider’s Indonesian Expedition by Amphibious Jeep

Photography by Frank and Helen Schreider Frank and Helen Schreider were preparing to leave for the island of Flores, Indonesia, when the village chief in Komodo brought bad news. “There is no road at Labuhan Badjo,” he said, running a calloused thumb eastward over their map. “It starts here, at Reo.” Their map of Flores…

10 Things to Know About Overlanding Botswana

Photography by Expedition Overland Botswana offers the ingredients of a wild adventure. Hundreds of unpaved tracks made of thick sand and bone-wrenching washboard could keep an overland traveler busy for many months, if not years. Add fuel logistics and range considerations, regional raw meat restrictions, and the systematic destruction of your vehicle to the mix,…

Two Dusty Travelers’ 2015 Jeep Wrangler :: Featured Vehicle Interior

Used for anything from short weekend trips to multi-week summer retreats from their Seattle-based home, Aaron Reddecliffe and Emily Scott’s 2015 Jeep Wrangler has been thoughtfully built to make the most of a small space. A teacher by trade, Aaron is a wizard at installing aftermarket accessories (including building a set of sliding drawers) and…

Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway

Editor’s Note: Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2023 Issue. They say the Million Dollar Highway begins and ends between the Colorado mountain towns of Silverton and Ouray, but traverse it, and you’ll also discover a plethora of dirt road hideaways laced with abundant scenery, lakes and streams, ample camping…

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Grandriders Circumnavigate Taiwan by Motorcycle :: Video of the Week

In Go Grandriders, 17 senior citizens embark on a 13-day, 1,178-kilometer ride by 125cc scooters and small motorcycles around Taiwan. With an average age of 81, the octogenarians take to one of Taiwan’s most dangerous roads: the Su-Hua Highway. Weaving amongst roaring cargo trucks and behind packed tour buses, the group enjoys lush cliffside scenery…

Overland News of the Week

Salewa Announces Collection for Spring/Summer 2024 This week’s overland news begins with mountain sports company Salewa’s announcement about its upcoming trekking collection, which blends technical performance with natural fabrics such as hemp and merino wool. The brand’s Puez Hemp/Durastretch 2/1 Hybrid jacket and pants are designed for strength and breathability with the ability to withstand…

Eva Rupert :: Modern Explorer

Editor’s Note: This Eva Rupert interview was originally published in Overland Journal’s Summer 2023 Issue. “Hey, I know you. You’re famous. I’ve seen you on TV.” I stood at the entrance to a convenience store in northern Nevada, about to buy food for a week-long motorcycle adventure in the backcountry. As she spoke, the woman…

Overland Events and Rallies You Don’t Want to Miss This Fall

AMERICAN NORTHWEST Descend on Bend When: Sept 1-4, 2023 Where: Oregon Outback This family-friendly overland event near Pinnacles National Park is accessible to all vehicles, including motorcycles and rental cars. Live music, a daily maker’s market, and morning yoga are some of the highlights, while the event website sold me on its “coffee and affogato…

Overland News of the Week

Space Acacia Camping System In this week’s overland news is the Space Acacia camping system; a unique glamping tent that gives you a cozy interior while camping out in the wild. The tent is made with ultra-durable 300D Oxford cloth with a waterproof coating and can withstand wind speeds up to 45 miles per hour….

Colorado's high passes remain closed

Colorado’s High Passes Remain Closed Deep Into Summer

Like many states in the American West, Colorado saw record snowpack levels in the winter of 2022-2023. Some parts of the state saw as much as 140 percent of average accumulation, and stream runoffs are still high across the Centennial State. As a result, many of Colorado’s high passes remain closed deep into the summer season….

BMW Motorrad Days Americas

BMW will host the first BMW Motorrad Days Americas during the Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds, Alabama, from October 6-8 this year. Join them to celebrate BMW’s first century of motorcycle manufacturing. BMW Centenary It’s been a 101 years since BMW chief designer Max Friz put the first full-scale BMW motorcycle on the drawing board….

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