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Destination of the Week :: Baxter State Park, Maine

All images by Baxter State Park Percival Proctor Baxter an American politician and philanthropist from Maine purchased 6,000 acres of land in 1930 and in 1931 donated the entire parcel to the State of Maine. Upon his death in 1969, had donated over 28 deeds amounting to over 200,00o acres of wilderness known as the…

Video of the Week :: 10 days in the Norwegian highlands

Kasper Hoglund, a professional photographer and minimalist overlander from Norway, has a deep-rooted love for all things travel-related as he explores Scandinavia in his Land Rover. Kasper lives out of his impeccable 2014 Land Rover Discovery SD V6 HSE (high specification equipment) on a full-time basis, through sunshine, rain shower, or blizzard. The Discovery is…

Overland Classifieds :: 2016 Conqueror UEV 440 Trailer

Many overlanders believe South African camping products are far superior to their competitors, from the canvas they use for their rooftop tents to the aluminum water tanks you find on their camping trailers. We knew it to be true when we met Jen and Jared at California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park with their rugged South…

One Woman’s Journey to Peace through Overlanding

A traumatic experience such as the death of a loved one can be a catalyst that motivates us to look at our life choices and consider significant changes. My family and I have first-hand experience of this. When we were in the initial planning phase of our global travels, my father abruptly passed away a…

Video of the Week :: 4WDs flooded in Cape York

Australia is heaven to an overlander, with thousands of rough gravel tracks in vast open spaces that can get even the most experienced off-roader sweating under the collar. Cape York, a large peninsula in the most northern point of Australia, is a popular destination for many off-roaders and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. Cape York has an…

Overlanding in the Underserved Communities : Interview with Kirk Williams

Kirk Williams, a Coloradan, is an active outdoorsman, storyteller, and adventurer who courageously travels overland despite a physical mobility impairment. When Kirk was in his early twenties, he had an unfortunate mountain biking accident, broke his neck, and was relegated to a wheelchair. That, however, has not hindered his drive and zest for life. Kirk…

Destination of the Week :: Pamukkale, Turkiye

Turkiye is a beautiful country and a delight to visit, with diverse landscapes made up of gorgeous beaches, idyllic villages, ancient ruins, and impressive mountains. We also found the Turkish one of the most hospitable people we have met on our travels around the world. Pamukkale, home to the white terraced thermal pools and a…

Video of the Week :: Alaska to Patagonia via the Darién Gap

The Darien Gap is a sixty-mile stretch of jungle, rainforest, swamps, and mountains between Colombia and Panama and is considered one of the world’s most dangerous routes. Along with the estimated 135,000 refugees and migrants that cross the Darien Gap annually, the treacherous route is rife with drug traffickers and kidnappers, poisonous and venoms creatures,…

Destination of the Week :: Smuggler’s Route, Andorra

I must be honest; I had never heard of Andorra before we started traveling in 2010 and, it appears, my ignorance was shared by many. I blame it on the fact that the country is only 181 square miles (about the same size as the metro center of Albuquerque in New Mexico), and the entire…

Destination of the Week :: Unspoilt Xcalak, Mexico

Xcalak pronounced “ish-ka-lak” is a town that sits about 40 miles south of Mahahaul beach, or a seven-hour drive from Cancun, and is thankfully mostly ignored by the hordes of tourists visiting the wild Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo in Mexico, due to the remoteness of the village. The MesoAmerican Barrier Reef is the second…

Video of the Week :: 1,000 Miles Across Alaska with a 1975 Honda CT90 & 2021 Trail 125

This week we found a gem with a double whammy of absolute entertainment goodness! Ari Henning and Zack Courts from RevZilla are both expert motorcyclists, writers, and road racers who have been riding motorcycles from an early age. Their fathers were both notable motorcycle track racers, so it was natural for the sons to gravitate towards each other,…

Video of the Week :: Iceland under a new light by Drew Simms

Drew Simms, an overlander traveling in his 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited, needs no introduction to many of our readers. But, for those who do not yet know him, Drew is well-known for his amazing imagery and breathtaking footage. He has been overlanding full-time in his Jeep since 2016 and captures the beauty of his…

Destination of the Week :: The Trans Bhutan Trail, Bhutan

The Trans Bhutan Trail has recently been restored and is open to the public for the first time in more than 60 years. Historically the trail was used by messengers, traders and pilgrims as the trail was the only way in which to cross the country of Bhutan. If you’re wondering where exactly Bhutan is,…

Interview :: Heike Pirngruber, Solo Overlander

Heike, a German national who considers herself a global citizen, has been traveling solo around the world for the past nine years, first on her bicycle and then, more recently, walking with a pushcart and her adopted Mexican dog, Butch. Heike first found herself cycling from Germany to Australia in 2013 after leaving her job…

Video of the Week :: 1989 Suzuki Super Carry Microvan

If you’re vertically challenged, or you like all things tiny and are looking for an inexpensive microvan to take overlanding to ancient cities and are not interested in venturing too far from the beaten path, then this might be your ideal overland rig. Calum Gillies walks us through his 1989 Suzuki Super Carry 1000cc Microvan….

Video of the Week :: The Perfect Ambulance Camper build

New Jersey Outdoor Adventures recently interviewed Josh Sheldon, an engineer, overlander, and adventurist, who bought a 2005 Chevy C4500 ambulance with a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine and built this ambulance camper during the COVID lockdown in a period of six months. Josh has managed to design and essentially create a compact New York apartment on…

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