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Episode 92 Overland Destination: South America

Show Notes for Podcast #92 Overland Destination: South America Summary: Spanning 19,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina, the Pan-American Highway is a classic overland route. South America makes up a large portion of this adventure and offers diverse landscapes, cultures, and experiences. Scott Brady discusses the highlights with Richard and Ashley Giordano. Guest Bio: ASHLEY GIORDANO Ashley Giordano completed a…

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Episode 91 Principles of Overlanding: The Toyota Pickup

  Show Notes for Podcast #91 Principles of Overlanding :: The Toyota Pickup Summary: Scott Brady and Richard Giordano discuss the Toyota Pickup and Hilux for overland travel, including preparing the 1979 to 1995 pickup for international travel. Additional discussion includes the newer Hilux, including Arctic Truck modifications for polar conditions. Guest Bio: Richard Giordano Richard Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer…

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Long Term Review: iOverlander Travel Resource App

In the fall of 2014, I wrote a small review of an upstart web and app-based travel resource called iOverlander. At the time it had equal potential to be a runaway success, or just one of a million great ideas to vanish into the cyber-ether. Three years later, the iOverlander platform is a proven winner with many of the most…

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Beyond the Truck (Motorcycle): Camping on a Glacier

Where the city ends, Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska begins—and keeps going. Undeniably, its centerpiece is Mendenhall Glacier, one of the world’s most accessible. And the one we planned to make a self-guided trip and camp overnight upon in springtime. Just 12 miles from downtown and then a 4.5-mile moderate hike—steep and slippery in part—through undulating forest. Or, an hour’s…

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The Noobs Rally 2024: Uniting at the Ultimate Adventure for Rookie Riders

Images: Finn Joseph, Jason Spafford, and Joel Paez Venturing into the heart of Death Valley’s Panamint Springs, the beginner-friendly Noobs Rally from March 20 to 24 welcomed a diverse crowd of dual-sport, dirt-riding, and adventure enthusiasts for fun-forging camaraderie and skill-building. Hosted annually by Joel Paez (NSFW), the community gathering marked its 17th year in “denoobing less experienced riders.” While the Rally…

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e-Bike Buyers Guide

The electric bike, or e-bike as it is commonly called, is a relatively new concept for most consumers; however, a rudimentary design of the electric bike was first patented as early as 1895 by American inventor Ogden Bolton Jr. For many years, there were several attempts to market the electric bike, but only in the late 1990s did it become…

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Interview with Mehdi Belhadj :: Exploring Africa and Seeking Beauty

Images credit to Mehdi Belhadj It takes extraordinary courage to walk away from the comforts of secure employment and a daily routine in search of an exceptional life. The ranks of the overland community are filled with men and women who have chosen to turn their backs on comfort and mundanity and instead set off into the world to discover…

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25 Holiday Gifts for the Overlander in Your Life

Presented by Küat Racks Have you heard a Mariah Carey song blasting over the speakers at your local grocery store yet? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about the quickly-approaching holiday gift giving season. From ADV riders to bikepackers, vehicle aficionados, and tent campers, there’s something for everyone in this Expedition Portal gift guide. Organization is a popular…

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Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway

Editor’s Note: Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway was originally published in Overland Journal’s Fall 2023 Issue. They say the Million Dollar Highway begins and ends between the Colorado mountain towns of Silverton and Ouray, but traverse it, and you’ll also discover a plethora of dirt road hideaways laced with abundant scenery, lakes and streams, ample camping opportunities, and the rich history…

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Top Rigs at Overland Expo Mountain West

Rigs, rigs, rigs. Overland Expo was founded as an educational event where travelers from all over the world could gather and share their experiences, knowledge, and skills with like-minded adventurers. But let’s be honest—we also love Expo for the largest number of the most diverse rigs you can find concentrated in one place. If ogling builds is your jam, you…

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Being a Location-independent Traveller During Covid-19

Words by Lisa Morris, photography by Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford   When the World Stopped It happened almost in the blink of an eye as the news of the spreading virus slapped the taste from our mouths. From March 2020, a new precedent emerged in the desperate hope to curb an Earth-wide spread. Save for essential businesses, the economy…

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Soft and Hard Light

Words by Lisa Morris, Photos by Jason Spafford Light isn’t something you can hold. You can’t touch it, or feel it – it lacks physicality yet bears a presence. So to take pleasing pictures, you need to start treating light as the subject – a shape-shifting object with the power to make or break the ambience. What’s stirring in one…

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How to Photograph Fire

Words & photos by Lisa Morris   Whether you’re wrapped up in the warmth of a crackling fire indoors, red coals gleaming from the ash below, or sat around a cosy camp as tongues of flame flicker, it’s hard not to be spellbound by the amber light. It’s easy to lose yourself in the snap and pop of burning wood,…

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Overlander Lubricant – Drink Responsibly

It has been a long, hot, and trying day. The rig has been behaving badly, the last of 20 checkpoints involved a locked and loaded Kalashnikov, your convoy partner has been very hard work, and there is a difficult multi-day remote mountain pass ahead. It is at times like these that all an overlander needs are a campfire, “Sleep Walk”…

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Building a Hilux to Travel From Norway to South Africa

Making the jump from two wheels to four was not a decision we entered upon lightly. We purchased a Toyota 4WD, guiding it through its transformation for our current expedition from Northern Norway to South Africa. I’m hoping all our efforts and choices will reap the rewards from Cape to Cape, and that the gear and aspirations on which we’ve…

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Our Love-loathe Relationship with Moto-travel and Why we Switched to 4WD

Photography by Jason Spafford After combining our love for diving and photography since childhood, during a decade of experiencing the world below the waterline, a change was eventually overdue. With a lifelong passion for taking pictures still in focus, we hung up the fins and decided on a big one. Long story short, sold our cottage in the country, pared…

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Field Tested: Klim Artemis

With an improving industry standard in women’s motorcycle apparel, I was excited when the senior product developer at Klim asked me to scrutinize a two-piece set of their latest offering for women, made by women, the Artemis. As a full-time location independent rider, I require a suit that employs excellent protection and day-long comfort in the saddle on pavement as much as…

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Swapping the life conventional for the ride of a lifetime

Many daydream about making a road trip across continents. There may be real or perceived hurdles in the way, so what does it take to actually do it? For anyone whose life’s jigsaw pieces can coalesce around such a dream—and respectfully, not everyone’s can—a commitment to the decision is all it takes. Then comes doing whatever is necessary to make…

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