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Destination: Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

When you picture the rocky, windswept shoreline of the rugged Newfoundland and Labrador coast, you probably didn’t imagine anything quite like this. But somehow, despite the fact that it stands out from the surrounding environment, the contemporary appearance of the Fogo Island Inn and accompanying buildings feel appropriately located, anchored to the craggy shore of…

“Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards” Honors Community-focused Charitable Orgs

Recognizing seven US-based charitable organizations, Land Rover’s “Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards” will identify and reward these champions of community service with one of seven custom-designed Defenders. Why seven? In recognition of seven decades of Land Rover vehicles helping humanitarian efforts across the globe. “Across seven decades, Land Rover vehicles have earned a unique…

Overland Journal Podcast: Principles of Overlanding – Wheels and Tires

Wheels and tires are a common area of discussion amongst four-wheel-drive enthusiasts that often result in a wide variety of opinions. Is there an answer to the question: What is the perfect wheel/tire combo for your vehicle? In this week’s Overland Journal podcast, Scott Brady and Matt Scott review the different considerations for tire selection,…

Sandstone Canyon Solitude

I first visited this canyon on the border of Utah and Colorado eight years ago. The adventure was suggested by my friend J, who I had met when we both worked as interpretive rangers for the Clear Creek ranger district back in 2009. On our inaugural trip, we descended into this rarely visited wilderness area…

Rent the Rustic Cedarwood Cabin near Mt.Hood, Oregon

Images courtesy AirBnb   Tucked into the misty evergreen forest of Clackamas County, Oregon, near Mount Hood, is a retreat that captures the true essence of Pacific Northwestern living. It’s called the Cedarwood cabin, and this rustic rental is an affordable escape for up to four guests from the nearby crowds and urban environment of…

Fjällräven Launches Samlaren Line Made From Surplus Fabric

The name Samlaren means “Gatherer” in Swedish and it is a new limited-release clothing line from Fjällräven that is made from surplus materials, aka fabric scraps. The idea behind the new line is simple: reduce waste, create value, and do right by the environment. Fjällräven has always approached its manufacturing process with a concern for…

mitsubishi fuso

Video of the Week: Mitsubishi Fuso with Slide-out Kitchen and Bathtub

In a world that often feels saturated with six-figure overland vehicles, it’s nice to be reminded that you don’t need to spend a fortune to be part of this community of travelers. Pro snowboarder Mike Basich, who called an off-grid stone cabin at the summit of California’s Donner Pass home for many years, had the…

Destination: The Wukalina Walk, Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Image: Taylor and Hinds Architects   The Bay of Fires in Northeastern Tasmania is the cultural homeland of the Palawa people, a group of Aboriginals with a distinctly different culture and heritage from those of mainland Australia, in part due to the fact that they lived in isolation for over 10,000 years. The history of…

polydrop P17A travel trailer

Featured Travel Trailer :: Polydrop P17A

The first Polydrop trailer was designed in 2017 and launched in 2019 with the goal of offering unparalleled thermal efficiency so that users could remain comfortable in both hot and cold environments. The cabin of the first trailer was constructed from a wooden frame, with 8.2 inches of foam insulation encased in an aluminum skin….

Benchmade Knives: Blades Built for a Lifetime of Use

Benchmade knives are frequently found in the hands of outdoor enthusiasts, first responders, military personnel, and collectors, thanks to their outstanding warranty, above-average customer service, Lifesharp program, and web-based knife customization platform. But they weren’t always the pinnacle of success that they are today. Originally incorporated as Bali-song, Inc. in Southern California, Benchmade has come…

mitsubishi delica van

Video of the Week: A 9-foot-tall Mitsubishi Delica JDM Import

Whenever I see a Mitsubishi Delica on the road or trail, it always puts a smile on my face. Those classic angles and right-hand drive are just good old-fashioned quirky fun. However, I’m not even sure how to react to this nine-foot-tall Delica. Is it a spectacle or spectacular? I only wish he’d taken it…

quebec a-frame cabin

Stay in this Dreamy A-frame Cabin in Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada

Photos courtesy GlampingHub   Dreamy A-frame Cabin, Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada It’s hard to deny the rustic appeal of an A-frame cabin in the forest, surrounded by swaying pine trees and moss-covered rocks. And thanks to social media (I think) and online booking platforms, more and more A-frame cabins are coming onto the short-term rental market,…