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Can Your Overland Videos Send You to Jail?

Last spring, I woke early to start a long day’s hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the south rim’s Bright Angel trail. Just a few switchbacks down from the historic Kolb brothers’ studio (famous in their own right as filmmakers), my eye caught subtle but deliberate movement in the pre-dawn light. A…

Nat Geo’s Incredible “Wild Life” Documentary Premiers April 14th, 2023

Anyone who has had the great pleasure of exploring Patagonia and the terminus of the Andes mountain range in southern Chile will know that this is a land of unspeakable beauty and natural abundance, a simultaneously powerful and fragile diverse range of ecosystems. There are two ways to exploit this land’s natural resources – one…

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…

Bruce Dorn

Overland Journal Senior Photographer Bruce Dorn Named Canon Legend

It’s safe to say that Overland Journal’s Senior Photographer Bruce Dorn has seen it all through his viewfinder over the last 40 years as a professional lensman in couture fashion, advertising, editorial, and adventure photography. As an award-winning director and filmmaker, Bruce is also the Creative Director for the pioneering visual and digital effects powerhouse…

Expedition Conservation – A Finnish couple touring Africa

I have great respect for women traveling the further reaches of Africa independently, more so when they are European (Finnish) women with the passion to tackle challenges of the African continent with determination. In my personal opinion, Europeans and more specifically Scandinavians do not frequently travel to the far reaches of Africa (we have not…

Destinations :: Paradise on the Gulf of Mexico

The sand along the sea coast stretching from San Destin to Rosemary Beach, Florida, glistens like crystallized powdered sugar. Beyond these beaches lie the crystal clear and intoxicating Aegean-colored waves of the Gulf of Mexico. There is no other sand like this wind-weathered quartz which originated in the Appalachian Mountains hundreds of miles away. Over…

Skyway to Highway, Overlanding notes from a bush pilot

It seems Ramona Cox was born for adventure. She won’t share the locations of her favorite fishing holes, but she’s quick to share her survival stories with other adventurers, whether they travel by land, air, or sea. The Hollywood, California, native has adventured through 50 countries, pushing the limits of her comfort zones and navigating…

Twisties, Curves, and Canopies: A Journey Through the Ozarks

It’s All in the Planning We had planned the trip for a couple of months, poring over the details, making inventories of what we had and would need for a long-distance moto journey across the Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri. I would need to bring a new set of tires for my BMW F 750…

Children of the Road, A Life of Unconventional Norms

Heidi and Jens, full-time overlanders for 15 years, are the real deal. They’ve crossed rivers in Mongolia, the Canning Stock in Australia, and the salt flats of Bolivia. Jens boasts a Unimog tattoo from a parlor in Shanghai; Heidi cooks Kashmiri curry and speaks five languages. We met in Oaxaca, Mexico, in one of those…

Want to Write for Expedition Portal and Overland Journal? Here’s How to Submit the Perfect Pitch.

Photography by Jack Mac By the time the most recent issue of your favorite magazine graces the newsstands or appears in the post, its pages were already well-imagined, copyedited, laid out, and finalized many months in advance. If we board our time machine, traveling to a time well before the issue was put together, we…

The Overlander Film Festival is Back in Spring 2023

Exploring the planet by vehicle is no easy feat; avoiding danger, navigating perilous roads, and dealing with dangerous animals and potentially hostile areas while motivating yourself and your companions through heat, sleet, and occasional suffering. Try doing all of that while filming the adventure – taking the time to maintain your precious equipment, plan content,…

Modern Explorers :: Chris Burkard

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Overland Journal’s Winter 2021 Issue. Chris Burkard is best known for his work as an adventure photographer. But in more recent years, he’s built a warranted reputation as an ultra-endurance athlete. In the summer of 2019, he set a new solo record on Iceland’s WOW Cyclothon, completing…

State Change :: A Sinuhe Xavier Photo Exhibition in Mexico City at LOOT MX

Sinuhe Xavier | LOOT MX State Change 09-09-2021 Publisher’s Note: We are excited to announce this gallery event in Mexico City, featuring Sinuhe Xavier. Sinuhe has been an essential member of our team, and has also been a luminary of creative visual storytelling for travel, vehicles, and overlanding. Sinuhe’s earliest photographs of Land Rovers in…

Rwandan Legacy

There is a mist that hangs over this small landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley. The clouds fall gently over the mountains, quietly holding the land and shrouded forests even when the sun shines. Rwanda is not the first place you would visit in Africa, but it’s a short distance from Tanzania or Kenya…

Weather a Dull Moment

Words by Lisa Morris, photography by Jason Spafford.   Typically, what do you do when the weather isn’t playing nice? Weather is the defining quality of a landscape, and aside from the extra effort involved, the wilder it is, the more compelling your photograph. It determines the two most pivotal landscape features: lighting and mood….

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