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Overlanding Elevated

When it comes to overland gear, North America has been playing catchup for the last decade. The trickle of products started with a few rooftop tents, …

RVs

5 Bucket-List Upgrades to Make a Killer Overland Truck

I’ve owned a 2005 four-door Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport for a decade, and it’s easily been the most reliable, adventure-worthy vehicle I’ve ever driven. The thing was bone stock for years, but I’ve recently started to explore the aftermarket options to see if I could make it more capable for long …

RVs

The Lightweight Pop-Top Truck Camper Revolution

The hottest trend in the car camping/overland world right now is the lightweight pop-top truck camper. They combine a truck topper shell and rooftop …

Elegant bamboo camper kits get you van life for $18K

Conversion kits can save you time and money<p>Whether you’re on the hunt for a budget camper or something more luxurious, new conversion van companies are popping up everywhere. But the next wave of companies capitalizing on #VanLife appeals to all of the DIY-ers out there: modular camper conversion …

Explore 20 years of Earth data

From NASA, 2 decades of planetary change. See detailed views of volcanoes fuming, hurricanes flooding, dams being built, wildfires sweeping across …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Classic American Dream Trailer

Boats and trailers are essential parts of the camping experience for many. Unfortunately, you typically need two vehicles to get them both to the …

Video: The Vastness of the American Southwest

When it comes to vast, wide-open spaces few places can compare with the American Southwest. This is a place of amazing expanses, winding canyons, and …

8 Bottles of Affordable Whiskey You Should Always Have on Your Cart

Whether you’re finally setting up that bar cart for the first time in a new place, or you’re just trying to explore the world of whiskey, it’s about …

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

You Know You’re An Overlander When…

We all dream of being that guy (or gal). Suntanned, sinewy and wise, a world traveller with a million stories to tell and the scars to prove it. The …

Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

The Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France for: beautiful chateaux, traditional French gastronomy, a bucolic landscape of vineyards, forests and rivers. Picturesque fortified villages, such as Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Eymet (site of an unexpected pre-Brexit …

France

We Drive the Quickest Defender That Land Rover Has Ever Made

While we eagerly await a completely new Land Rover Defender, it doesn’t take much to rekindle our nostalgia over the bare-knuckled brawn of the original, which was introduced overseas in 1983 but had roots in the original Series I Landie of 70 years ago. A recent short drive of a re-engineered …

No-frills camper van is a sleek retreat for two

Functionality with a little bit of fun<p>It’s easy to pack a lot of amenities and gear into the largest of campers; there are even multi-million dollar RVs that fit a sports car in a mobile garage. But for some adventurers, the goal is to get outside and explore, not to bring the kitchen sink.<p>That’s …

Fiftyten's three-piece truck back hauls cargo and camps in the backcountry

Instead of just designing another pickup camper, Fiftyten split its camper into three essential components: the Tray, the Box and the Rooftop Tent. …

Watch a Paramotorist Catch a Paper Airplane While Flying 2,000 Feet in the Air

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to run out the work clock on a Friday afternoon, I highly recommend Tucker Gott’s flying videos on YouTube. He …

YouTube

Chris Burkards Van

Shooting outdoor photography is a powerful way to commune with nature and experience the fullness of life. No one does it better than Chris Burkard, …

Santa Cruz

Top 12 Camping Tips

Ensure quality sleep<p>A good sleeping pad will totally transform your sleep. If you have a spacious tent, a raised camp cot will also make for a …

Outdoors

13 Camping hacks to make roughing it a little easier

Cleaning

Watch: Is this Illegal? Vittorio Brumotti Does Road Bike Trials on the Edge of the Grand Canyon

Vittorio Brumotti brings his road bike trials skills to the edge of the Grand Canyon but the question is, is this even <i>legal?</i> Not only is riding …

This Course Teaches You Backcountry Navigation Basics From Home

I was taught basic orienteering and map reading by a grizzled Eagle Scout. He was the head of a little archaeology crew I was in, performing a …

I Have No Idea Why So Many People Who Buy Corvettes Never Drive Them

Cars are made to be driven. Now, if you are some ultra-rich collector and you’re going to drop a several million on a Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic to …

9 Tips for a Financially Successful Retirement

With the right savings and investing strategy, a successful retirement is within reach. Here are some ideas to discuss with a financial advisor to …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Albert Einstein

Emily Ratajkowski watches 'Game of Thrones' naked...don't you?

First we found out that two-time SI Swimsuit model <b>Emily Ratajkowski</b> doesn't like to work out, and now we're learning that she sleeps naked and dozes …

Game of Thrones

Stars & Cars: Everything Awesome Up for Grabs at the Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction

Along with major Academy Awards speculation and deep mid-winter depression, January also marks the onset of the annual collector-car auction season. With top-notch vehicles appreciating faster than formerly sound commodities like gold or <i>Beverly Hills 90210</i> memorabilia, these events have become …

Detroit Auto Show 2014 in Pictures

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …