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11 Tips for Visiting Baja, Mexico, This Winter

Photography by Richard Giordano From sunseekers to snowbirds, surfers, and off-roaders, it seems like nearly everyone I’ve talked to is planning to visit Baja this winter. The promise of warmer temperatures, beach camping, and finding solace in remote desert locations has mass appeal. Waking up to the sound of coyotes chattering, frolicking in sparkling bioluminescence…

Destinations: El Valle RV Park, Guadalupe Valley, Baja

Photography by Richard Giordano For most, Baja California, Mexico, conjures images of vast deserts filled with saguaro cactus, sandy bays bordered by sparkling blue waters, and a bounty of fresh seafood. What might not immediately come to mind, however, is wine. Located approximately 70 miles southeast of Tijuana is Valle de Guadalupe, a valley filled…

Vehicle Feature :: Overland Under Budget’s DIY First Gen Tacoma Camper Build

Micah Weber’s custom 2001 Toyota Tacoma camper build began many years ago with the ultimate building blocks. For many, this might have meant the completion of a welding certificate or mechanic’s ticket or expertise in metalwork. But for Weber, the build began with childlike wonder, a love for anything motorized, a passion for creation and…

Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Ford E-350 Quigley 4×4 Van

Rooftop tents and pop-up campers are classic overland options with a long list of pros. They are, however, challenging to live out of in inclement weather. This is where hard-sided vehicles, such as vans, really shine. Wind, rain, mosquitos—no problem. This 2005 Ford E350 Quigley 4×4 offers a comfortable retreat when Mother Nature is in…

Fox Factory Supports Responsible Recreation with Trail Trust Grants

Are you part of a non-profit organization dedicated to trail building and maintenance, responsible recreation, or increasing access to underrepresented groups in the outdoor space? If so, Fox Factory’s Trail Trust community investment program might be of interest to you. Fox created Trail Trust to award grants to organizations helping to preserve outdoor places, to…

Interview :: The Sidecar Guys

Matt and Reece are just a couple of young blokes from the UK who circumnavigated the globe on a scooter and sidecar, setting a Guinness world record for their feat along the way. Neither had ridden a motorcycle or knew anything about overlanding. Yet, they decided to drive one of the world’s most uncomfortable and…

Overland Classifieds :: 2005 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile 4×4

Sportsmobile Classic 4×4 conversions look like they mean business. The burly exterior, off-pavement capability, and comfortable inside living space make for a tempting combination. This iteration, a 2005 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile 4×4, has clocked a mere 92,000 miles and is currently for sale on the Expedition Portal classifieds forum. From the Seller: “[An] outside the…

Killer Bees and Killer Cracks: Overcoming Fear at Cochise Stronghold with 57 Hours

Photography by Richard Giordano “Have you heard about the killer bees?” my climbing guide Jayci asked. We were scrambling over boulders that dotted a dry riverbed in Arizona’s Cochise Valley. “I have not,” I responded nervously, eyeing trunks of decayed oak trees and overhead branches, urgently scanning for a hive. We were hiking the approach…