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The Caicos Challenge: A Human-powered Expedition with Eco Adventurer Mario Rigby

Mario Rigby is an athlete, entrepreneur, business owner, and eco-adventurer dreaming up and pursuing human-powered expeditions across the globe. His most recent adventure, the Caicos Challenge, saw him run, cycle, kayak, and swim his way across the Turks and Caicos archipelago, raising awareness and funds in support of sustainable tourism and ocean health along the…

Destination: Cannon Beach, Oregon

Photo: Kirkouimet, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Ask anyone to describe the quintessential Pacific Northwest coast, and they will likely paint you a picture of windswept pines overlooking expansive sand flats punctuated by silvery driftwood logs and rocky sea pinnacles. That’s this week’s destination in a nutshell. Cannon Beach is a city in Northern…

Video of the Week: Harley Davidson Pan America Off-Road Test

Harley Davidson ruffled a few feathers when they revealed their 1250cc Pan America adventure touring bike this year, but we’re not mad. In fact, we love seeing manufacturers mix things up and do the unexpected. It keeps things interesting. If you missed the release, you can check out Heather’s article which covers some of this…

36 Hours of Adventure :: Exploring Colorado’s San Juan Range

This 36-Hours of Adventure is Presented by: Colorado’s San Juan mountain range is arguably one of the most spectacular groupings of peaks within the state. Characterized by extremely steep (and often crumbly) multi-colored slopes interspersed with vibrant green meadows and expansive stands of aspens, this region in Southwestern Colorado was formed by the collision of…

Video of the Week: Summer Road Trip in a Troopy

There’s nothing like graduating from high school and immediately embarking on a summer road trip with your buddies. Bonus points are awarded for doing it in a bright red Troopy with a $50 turbo that was harvested from a junkyard Saab (true story). This video of the week is a reminder that you don’t need…

Destination: Barr Camp on Pikes Peak

Image: Mennonite Church USA Archives, No restrictions, via Wikimedia Commons.   The Pikes Peak Hill Climb may have already taken place this year, but there are other reasons to visit the famed 14,000-foot-tall peak. Barr Camp, a high mountain cabin located just above 10,000 feet on the slopes of Pikes Peak, is an excellent destination…

Video of the Week: Principles of Overlanding – Vehicle Selection

We often fall in love with a particular vehicle for emotional reasons and automatically decide that it’s the rig we need. Maybe we have fond memories from our childhood of driving around the forest with our father in his old Land Cruiser. Naturally, when we begin looking for our own adventure vehicle, experiences like the…

Featured Overland Trailer :: Turtleback Trailers Expedition Series

I included the Turtleback Expedition Series overland trailer in our Best Overland Trailers of 2020 guide last year, where it received my editor’s choice selection in the category of minimalist overland trailers. But thanks to their use of industry-leading equipment, and due to the fact that Turtleback designs, builds, and tests their trailers in the…

Video of the Week: Off Grid Trailers KVR Overland Expedition

In this video of the week, we join the Off Grid Trailers team and Overland Training Canada as they explore the historic Kettle Valley Railway in British Columbia. This iconic railroad route through Southwestern BC abounds with spectacular scenery, history, and culture. It was a perfect opportunity for the team to hit the trails, have…

More Power To You: Hands-on Test of Leading Off-grid Power Solutions

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s 2021 Fall issue.   For vehicle-bound travelers, storing and utilizing power when you are away from the electrical grid can be a daunting task. Many travelers spend significant time learning the skills to design and install off-grid electrical systems in their rigs. But not everyone…

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Featured Campervan Upfitter :: Field Van

Offering custom campervan builds in Fresno, California, and Reno, Nevada, Field Van is a family-owned upfitter comprised of 75 skilled employees who have completed over 5000 campervan builds. Across their entire crew they have a combined 500+ years of experience working on recreational vehicles, so rest assured, they know what they are doing. Field Van…

Destination: Santa Cruz Glamping Treehouse Cabin

Photos courtesy of Glamping Hub   Santa Cruz, California, is one of those destinations that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Located just south of San Jose and the San Francisco peninsula, Santa Cruz is characterized by a moderate coastal climate, towering redwood trees, and laid-back West-coast culture. There are plenty of rentals available for…

Overland News of the Week

Toyo Trunk Shape Toolbox T-190 SV In the ongoing search for vehicle organization solutions, the Japanese-made T-190 SV steel toolbox from Toyo is a lightweight and sturdy option that stacks nicely within larger gear containers. These simple metal boxes are pressed from a single piece of steel which means that they have a clean, seamless…