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Interview with Makoventure

Austin and Ashley are an Alaskan couple who, along with their dog, Ivy, have chosen to seize life by the horns. We caught up with them at the Overland Expo West and were immediately impressed by their can-do attitude, resourcefulness, and self-built camper. Over a campfire, we became friends, and I realized that this couple…

Featured Campervan Upfitter :: Coyote Conversions

Coyote Conversions is the creation of Callan and Meghan, two Boulder, Colorado-based adventure seekers who combined their woodworking and customer service skills to create a campervan upfitting business. With a focus on custom, one-of-a-kind builds, this small team works closely with their customers, designing vehicle interiors that complement your interests while simultaneously providing the comforts…

2021 Overland Expo West :: Day 1

Overland Expo West is officially underway in Flagstaff, Arizona. Day one brought beautiful weather and an enthusiastic crowd of attendees, all of them eager to see what the 400+ exhibitors from the overlanding and offroad industry had on display. The Expedition Portal film crew eagerly jumped in the mix, visiting a variety of exhibitors, including…

Featured Vehicle :: Makoventure’s 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 Conversion

Photography by Richard Giordano In a sea of Tacomas and rooftop tents, it’s always refreshing to spot a one-of-a-kind vehicle build. This 1982 Toyota Chinook 4×4 conversion is indeed unique, and like the Creature from Frankenstein, it is a composite of body parts grafted together and reanimated by the use of electricity, a ton of…

Featured Vehicle Interior: Badass Brunette’s 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

Whether she’s skydiving, jumping out of helicopters in a giraffe onesie, or riding her Yamaha TT-R230, at the end of the day, Cristin Whetten returns to the 2015 Toyota Tacoma that she calls home. Known as Badass Brunette on Instagram, Cristin bought the truck brand-new nearly seven years ago, admittedly knowing nothing about offroading, camping,…

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Airstream and Pottery Barn Team Up for Special Edition 28-foot Travel Trailer

Airstream’s newest collaboration is a special edition 28-foot travel trailer designed in partnership with home-goods retailer Pottery Barn. Positioned at the intersection of comfort and style, this new trailer features the amenities we’ve come to expect from Airstream with finishes, fixtures, hardware, and fabrics from Pottery Barn’s best-selling collections. “It’s a match that makes sense…

Featured Campervan :: 1977 Mercedes Benz LA 911 B – “Akela”

People often assume that we’re able to travel full-time because we’re millionaires, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Nevertheless, I always say, yes, I am. I’m a “time millionaire.” I may not have lots of money, but I have time, and that’s most important. -Leander Nardin Akela World is comprised of Leander, Maria, their son,…

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Featured Overland Trailer :: Oregon Trail’R DoDrop Alpha

Photos courtesy of OregonTrailer.net Raised in the mountains of Southern Oregon, Jon and Sawyer Christianson are the brothers behind Oregon Trail’R. As outdoor enthusiasts, the pair knows what it takes to make an off-road trailer functional and comfortable. Sawyer’s professional building background is in woodworking, and Jon has loads of experience with fabrication, CNC operation,…

Featured Truck Camper :: Global Expedition Vehicles Turtle

Photos courtesy of Global Expedition Vehicles When it comes to designing an expedition vehicle that can traverse continents, having experience behind the wheel in a variety of locations is indispensable. Founder of Global Expedition Vehicles (GEV) Michael Van Pelt understands this well. He’s been refining his expedition vehicle designs since the 1980s in an effort…

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Tommy Campervans and the Hotshot Adventure Truck

Photos by Justin Wade Orton Tommy Campervans is an Arizona-based campervan and adventure vehicle upfitter. Their skilled crew converts standard cargo vans, but they also upfit decommissioned Hotshot buggies for use as overlanding and adventure rigs. To give you a little more context, Hotshot buggies are crew carriers used by BLM and Forest Service firefighters….

Terranova Expedition Truck Joins the EarthCruiser Ranks

As the demand for purpose-built overland trucks continues to rise, EarthCruiser has answered the call with its new Terranova expedition truck. This cab-over-style composite adventure rig is built on one of three domestic 1-ton chassis including the 2020 or newer Ford F-350, Ram 3500, or Silverado 3500. “The EC Terranova is the culmination of years…