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XGRiD Track Trailer Tvan Coming to the USA

XGRiD Campers, with branches in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Knoxville, Tennessee, has recently announced that they are importing the award-winning Australian Track Trailer Tvan series of offroad trailers to the USA. Since its introduction in 2000, the Tvan Camper Trailer has gained recognition for its unique design and superior off-road performance. It has earned several…

Designed for Marines, Used by Overlanders: The Story Behind Shower Pouch

In 2012, Mike Houston’s father, a retired Navy officer stationed in Afghanistan, shared stories of his travels between forward operating bases with the Marines. Among the many anecdotes, one recurring theme was the pervasive stench they endured inside their transport vehicles. Hygiene was a top priority for soldiers, and baby wipes were the go-to solution…

The Norweld Bull 79 Is in a Class of Its Own :: Featured Vehicle

The “Bull 79,” a 2020 Toyota 79 series dual cab, is Isaac Edmiston’s masterpiece. Isaac, the big chief of Norweld Australia, initially dedicated eight months to creating a vehicle that is as practical as it is visually stunning. While we often feature the creations of DIY overlanders making the most of their resources, the Bull…

The Arkto Camper G12 Offers Space for the Whole Family and Their Gear

Australia has been a leading force in the travel trailer industry, known for its durable, appealing, and innovative designs tailored for the Outback. However, North American consumers encounter challenges due to the considerable distance from Australia, which significantly increases shipping costs and complicates the availability of spare parts, repair services, and warranty claims. Although North…

Full Power: The Wescotts’ Turtle V Gets a Solar and Electrical Upgrade for its Next Adventure

Think back to 1972. Some of you may remember when The Turtle Expedition, Unltd. was exploring the backroads of Mexico and Central America in our trusty 1967 109 Land Rover. At that time, we had one battery, and its functions were to start the 6-cylinder gas engine (that choked on Mexican Pemex Nova regular), turn on…

Norweld Debuts the Elite Tray

Norweld has a reputation for innovation; they produce products that evolve from excellence towards perfection, a benchmark in their industry. That might sound like a mouthful of hyperbole but do yourself a favor and watch the video below, and you will likely agree that the Elite Tray is built to be damn near perfect. At…

Is the New Winnebago Revel the Ultimate Camper Van?

The team over at Winnebago have certainly been busy. A week ago, we featured the Winnebago Ekko, and recently, Winnebago unveiled its latest iteration of the Revel, a van designed to elevate off-road performance and extend the comforts of off-grid living. The 2025 Revel model introduces an array of enhancements aimed at adventurers seeking to…

The Overlanding Couples’ Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Husband and wife team Graeme and Luisa Bell have put their heads together to come up with a few Valentine’s gifts for all you lovers out there. As a couple who have been together for close to a squillion years, we do not celebrate Valentine’s Day with roses, expensive meals, and lacy underpants. Instead, as…

The Compact Sportcaravan Cube 1 Trailer is Lightweight, Affordable, and Innovative

A problem many long-term travelers face is that a conventional rooftop tent and drawer system eventually becomes uncomfortable for life on the road, especially if you choose to explore as a family. One solution is to purchase or build a capable live-in camper. While perhaps preferable for extended travel, this solution is often quite expensive,…

Expedition Portal Staff’s Favorite Trips of 2023

With international tourism reaching over 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year, 2023 marked an enthusiastic and eager return to the travel scene for many of us, both domestically and internationally. Overland Journal publisher and co-founder Scott Brady began his much-anticipated long-axis Trans-Africa continental crossing in the capable Ineos Grenadier, while…

The Ushi Outdoors Ultralight Trailer is a Trail Chef’s Dream

Ushi Outdoors, a company based in Dallas, North Carolina, offers an innovative solution for outdoor enthusiasts with its all-in-one ultralight trailer, called the Ushi Ultralight. This compact trailer is designed to cater to various outdoor activities such as camping, tailgating, and fishing, providing a practical and convenient way to carry essential gear but not too…

Hymer Launches Eriba Car Camper at CMT Holiday Exhibition

European vanlifers rejoice! Eriba, the caravan specialist division of the Erwin Hymer Group, unveiled the Eriba Car camper at the CMT Holiday Exhibition held in Stuttgart, Germany, earlier this month. Building on six decades of expertise in creating iconic caravans, Eriba has extended its design philosophy to the camper van segment. The Eriba, based on…

The Best Remote Communications for Overlanders

The historian Hellanicus recorded the first reference to letter writing, a handwritten note sent in 500 BCE from the Persian Queen Atossa, mother of Xerxes and the Achaemenid Empire (Roberts, 1843). There is little doubt that messages were sent across longer distances in earlier times, but they are lost in the sands. The process changed…

Overland News of the Week

New Alu-Cab Ineos Grenadier Roof Conversions are Available for Pre-Order In this week’s Overland News of the Week, Alu-Cab announces the Ineos Grenadier roof conversion, available via pre-order to consumers through OK4WD with free shipping to authorized US Alu-Cab dealers. While currently in the research and design phase, Alu-Cab says this game-changing conversion will offer…

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