A good friend of mine (who works too much) was back in town yesterday, so we decided that it was about time I took my truck out.
After eight months of full-time logistics and planning, Brady and Miller arrive at the shores of the Arctic Ocean and the official start of Expeditions 7.
Possibly one of the biggest misconceptions about overlanding is the idea that you need to save for years, buy your own vehicle, spent tons of time and money outfitting it and then take a year off before you can go out to explore. There are other alternatives and one of them is to buy a plane ticket to South Africa, rent a vehicle and go out explore on your own!
Having the right gear can often make all the difference in the world when it comes to the enjoyment of your trip. Having the wrong gear can take away from your enjoyment of a trip, …
I sit here, in the middle of absolutely nowhere, with only the moonlight and muscle memory to guide my fingers while I type, my thoughts fresh in my mind. Fire; it’s amazing and serves many purposes.
A couple of weeks ago I headed up to the Mormon Emigrant Trail in the Sierra Nevada to get into the snow and practice our recovery techniques. We were doing recoveries soon enough, however.
We met online when I was in college, about 12 years ago. At the time I was looking for a partner to join me on winter snowboard trips.
We thought it would be easy.
Looking at the map we figured a quick two or three hour ride and we would be in Arequipa.
Cerocahui to El Fuerte on the Old Road
Introducing Stories from the Vault
via West County Explorers Club: What happens when a 4×4 makes love to a Rabbit? You get the VW Golf Country 4×4. According to an older Bring a Trailer article, only 4000 of these were ever produced and none of them were officially imported to the US. This 1990 model, however, is reported to have…
In mid-December I wrote about Vincent Urban and Clemens Krüger’s on-going Vimeo series, In Asia, the first three parts of which had already been posted. The series documents the sites seen by the two filmmakers and a friend as they traveled on a two-month journey in a Land Rover Defender through Southeast Asia in the Fall of 2010. I’m happy to report that Part 4 has just been released. It covers mostly Cambodia.
Clink the vimeo link in the video for Vincent’s notes and descriptions. Enjoy.
To find the others in the series, see the links below:
Driving a Suzuki Jimny on an Old Smuggler’s Route Through the Pyrenees.
Via West County Explorers Club: My friend Greg just sent me a link to this outstanding travel video by Munich-based freelance filmmaker, Vincent Urban and Clemens Krüger. Part 1 of a five-part series, it shows three friends traveling through southeast Asia in a Land Rover Defender 110. There is hardly any narration, hardly any dialogue. Moments of the trip are just strung together like memories. It’s beautifully shot and edited and gets to the heart of why we all travel.
Thanks for the tip, Greg!
Phase 3: Guatemala
When we finally crossed into Guatemala, we had to pay a few bucks for some sort of mandatory agricultural spray on the underside of the vehicle.
Phase 2: Southeastern Mexico
… we dropped down to the expansive sea-level marshlands in the state of Tabasco …
Phase 1: Intro; Northern/Central Mexico
Most Americans drool over the legendary Land Rover Defender 110, and especially ones newer than 25 years old, which cannot be legally imported & registered in the United States.
There is still time to register for the last Overland Rally of the year being held in Hollister, California – where it all began one year ago.
Land Rover has just announced an amazing adventure package for later this month. It is limited to only 12 seats, so we recommend giving them a call ASAP! Cool locations, VIP entrance to the Telluride Film Festival, 5-star hotels, personal driving instructors, this one has it all folks. See below for details. Oh yeah –…
We hadn’t planned on going to Silver City. Heading to Boise up Hwy. 95, the easy way, was what we had in mind. But there we were in tiny, little Jordan Valley, Oregon, having lunch at a diner three miles from the Idaho border, when I spotted the above photo on the wall. I had…
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