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Feature Vehicle :: Dirt Sunrise’s 1990 HDJ80 Land Cruiser with Maltec Conversion

Choosing an overland vehicle can be like an episode of Indian Matchmaking: you want a unicorn, but your matchmaker insists that meeting 60 to 70 percent of your criteria is more realistic. You want butterflies fluttering in your stomach, to develop a trusting relationship, and have the coolest winch, lights, and bumper. But sometimes, the…

Supertramp Campers Flagship LT: The Slide-in that Fits Any Full-size Pickup

Photography by Coastless While the mid-size pickup is currently akin to the popular kid at school, full-size trucks are experiencing their own growth spurt. Improved capability, ample spaciousness, and power appeal to many who desire additional space for a family, more stuff, and a generous payload rating often exceeding mid-size offerings. Realizing this, Supertramp Campers introduced its…

Remembering Irish Adventure Cyclist and Author Dervla Murphy

Buying a bicycle is a momentous event, akin to marriage: you are acquiring a partner. – Dervla Murphy, South From the Limpopo It was no surprise to anyone, including Dervla Murphy herself, that a case of dysentery confined her to bed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The previous week’s endeavors exposed the Irish cyclist to numerous perils…

Want to Write for Expedition Portal and Overland Journal? Here’s How to Submit the Perfect Pitch.

Photography by Jack Mac By the time the most recent issue of your favorite magazine graces the newsstands or appears in the post, its pages were already well-imagined, copyedited, laid out, and finalized many months in advance. If we board our time machine, traveling to a time well before the issue was put together, we…

Outdoor Research Women’s SuperStrand LT Hoodie

Photography by Richard Giordano When it comes to jackets, choosing between down and synthetic can be a challenge. Often the choice in chilly but dry conditions, down is packable with a higher warmth-to-weight ratio, while synthetic is more water resistant and gentler on the pocketbook. While many brands successfully compromise by constructing a down and…

High Fives Foundation and Return to Dirt Provide Off-Road Access to Individuals with Disabilities

Photography by Chris Bartkowski/Generikal When Tim Burr broke his neck backcountry skiing at age 19, he received valuable advice from High Fives Founder and CEO Roy Tuscany: “It will never be the same, but it can still be awesome.” Burr went on to found Colorado-based Return to Dirt, a non-profit organization providing complimentary adaptive equipment…

Destination :: Bugaboo Provincial Park, British Columbia

Photography by Richard Giordano Located in the Purcell Mountains of southeast British Columbia, Bugaboo Provincial Park features commanding granite spires, rippling glaciers, and mountain views for days. An adventure in and of itself, a 50-kilometer bumpy forestry service road leads visitors to jaw-dropping views of Hound’s Tooth Spire, nestled within the Bugaboo glacier with its…

Overland News of the Week

REI Co-op Trailgate Vehicle Sleeping Platform Two pieces of gear caught my attention at the Northwest Overland Rally, and REI Co-op’s Trailgate Vehicle Sleeping Platform was one of them. Car camping is arguably the most accessible form of vehicle-based travel for most, and I can see how a tiny interior could be made functional by…

Transforming Travels into Tales With Lois Pryce

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Spring 2022 Issue. With her cherry-hued hair, goggle-adorned helmet, and lightweight Yamaha motorbike, you are likely already well-acquainted with this British solo female adventure motorcycle rider, journalist, and author. She praised vulnerable travel in her TEDx Talk, was shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, and…

Staples In Tents’ The Gathering is Coming to Vancorum, Colorado, August 18-22

Sonya and Necota Staples of Staples In Tents and Black People Off-road are champions of equality in the outdoor space. They strive to make camping and overlanding accessible to everyone, including those from marginalized communities who haven’t traditionally enjoyed easy access to outdoor recreation opportunities. Enter The Gathering, a weekend of outdoor adventure and education…

Holy Toledo! Vanlife and Overland Gathering on the Oregon Coast, July 15-18

Highway 101, or the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, is a legendary road trip route that draws visitors from all over the globe. Typical postcard-worthy spots feature expansive beaches, weathered lighthouses, and rolling dunes. For those heading to the Oregon coast this summer, the Holy Toledo rendezvous might be a fun addition to your road trip…

Unique Adventure Vehicles of the 2022 Northwest Overland Rally

Photography by Richard Giordano There’s no denying a modern vehicle’s comfort, reliability, and luxury. Safety features are on point, climate control creates the perfect interior environment, and infinite power lies beneath our fingertips, allowing us to tackle many trails and obstacles. But there is something timeless about the classics. They make us smile, instill a…

Overland Classifieds :: 1991 Toyota Pickup 4×4 with 5VZ-FE Swap and Long Travel

The 3rd-Gen Toyota Pickup is just old enough to transport us back to our youth while maintaining drivability features like air-conditioning, electronic fuel injection, independent front suspension, decent brakes, and ample payload capacity. Regardless of the positive attributes, there are a handful of nagging issues that owners often seek to improve. One is to increase…

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There’s Something for Everyone at This Year’s Northwest Overland Rally

Photography by Richard Giordano Nestled in the Beaver Valley and surrounded by the pine trees of the Wenatchee National Forest and the Cascade Mountains lies a field that, once a year, fills with trucks, vans, and cars, old and new, tents of all shapes and sizes, and overland fanatics, young and old(er). The brainchild of…

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