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The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke

Ignore “travel experts” who swear yielding the cheapest fares means flying on a specific day, searching alternate routes, comparing search engines, …

Travel

Fifth Element Camper

My ‘Cool Ride’ is a 2008 Honda Element. After having the Ecamper pop top installed by Ursa Minor Vehicles in San Diego, I set out to design the …

Campers

The world-conquering Land Rover Discovery is here

The Land Rover Discovery is coming back to America and it looks fantastic. The Land Rover Discovery name was unceremoniously killed off in 2004 in favor of the uninspired names "LR3" and "LR4" (thanks to associations with the Discovery's famously terrible build quality), but the basic layout of the …

Land Rover

9 Breathtaking Road Trips You Must Take & Be Mesmerized

One of my most favourite ways to explore is by car. When we visited the USA we went to the Grand Canyon by car and to Las Vegas and California. Even …

Off-Road Review: Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

It’s no secret that General Motors made some serious waves with the introduction of their new Colorado and Canyon lines. With only minimal signs of …

Colorado

G-Box turns the Mercedes G-Wagen into a self-contained off-road camper

Back in 2013, we looked at the Ququq box, an all-in-one camper box similar to European competitors like the Qubiq and Yatoo. We liked the simple …

Campers

ARB Releases Two Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Every driver, no matter what they drive, knows proper tire pressure is essential. It ensures maximum efficiency, performance, and prolongs tire life. …

Where the white rhino safely roams

Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is an incredibly special place, where men risk their lives every day to protect Africa’s most threatened wildlife.<p>Set on 61,000 acres, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya, is home to many of Africa's most iconic and most loved species.<p>It’s also home to a group of very …

Africa

5 Seriously Romantic Road Trips in Europe

North America has every ingredient for the perfect road trip, from expansive highways to epic mountain ranges to endless coastlines. But once the …

Travel

The Ultimate Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Road trip season may be dwindling, but there’s still time to get behind the wheel and have a whirlwind adventure. While North America is no stranger …

Road Trips

6 Off-Road Trailers That Will Follow You Anywhere

Expand your 4x4 cargo capabilities with these tough trailers.<p>Going off the grid and becoming a self-reliant camper is every outdoorsman's dream. Overlanding—to travel for the sheer joy of the journey—is a trend that isn't going away, and these off-road trailers are capable of following you wherever …

Camping

Capetown to Cairo: An Airstream Caravan Takes On Africa

Although many have come to recognize the Airstream as an icon for the American nomad, few realize just how far these trailers have reached beyond our …

Africa

In the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, on the trail of its old-time musical heritage

Amid the clutter of instruments in Barr’s Fiddle Shop on Galax’s Main Street, three guys sat playing bluegrass tunes on guitar. Sometimes, the owner Stevie Barr – a man who had played for the Queen when she visited Virginia in 2010 – would join in. They took turns at lead while connecting only …

American South

Off-road to redemption: why I drove a US Army Jeep through Vietnam

Don’t even think about trying to cross the street in Hanoi. So relentless was the flow of scooters in the Vietnamese capital that after two days I gave up, got into a Jeep and drove to Ho Chi Minh City.<p>Now, you’d think driving a former US Army Jeep down the Ho Chi Minh Trail would be, to paraphrase …

Vietnam

The Rise of Car Camping: What You Should Know

With our fast pace and time sensitive lives, planning a weekend backpacking trip can often slip our schedule. However, more an more people are …

Slide-Out ‘Truck Kitchen’ For Overland Vehicles

A new product gives pull-out convenience for everything you need to cook, including (literally) the kitchen sink.<p>Backcountry chefs can rejoice. …

Outdoors

The most scenic routes near the Bay Area

Nothing is quite as serene as hitting the open road and taking in the views. Lucky for Bay Area residents, there's a wealth of beautiful roads just waiting to be driven on.<p>We’ve rounded up the most scenic routes found in or near the Bay Area, from the more touristy routes such as 17-mile drive …

California

Trans-Canada: Greatest road trip of your life

Whether this is your starting point or ending point, the view over Vancouver from Eagle Bluffs gives you an idea of the scale of this trip. Image by …

Road Trips

9 of South America's Most Legit Road Trip Routes

The Pan American Highway (or PanAm) links Alaska with Chile – except for a small stretch between Panama and Colombia called the Darien Gap – and is a …

Road Trips

10 of the best US road trip stopoffs – readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Freight car motel, Pennsylvania</b><p>Visiting Amish Country on our road trip from Philadelphia to Chicago, we stayed in an old caboose (railroad wagon): the <b>Red Caboose Motel</b> in Ronks. The motel consists of a string of old carriages in bucolic countryside. On the farm beside our caboose we …

Road Trips

The Decisive Moment in Landscape Photography

The name Henri Cartier-Bresson does not immediately remind most people of landscape photography. It shouldn’t; he wasn’t a landscape photographer! …

Photography

The World's Longest Trail System is Nearly Complete, And You Need to Experience It

From hiking and biking to swimming and skiing, Canada has a myriad of activities for the outdoor aficionado. The entire country is similar to an …

Outdoors

The Only Car In The World Is The Toyota Land Cruiser FJ80

The world is filled with all sorts of capable and interesting cars, all ferrying us humans from A to B and back again. WRONG. There is only one car. …

I left corporate life behind to live in a camper van. I am never going back

Every once in a while someone asks me about my “aha” moment: the exact time when I knew I would become a full-time nomad, quit my job and “retire” from a budding and promising career at age 29 to travel across the American continent indefinitely in a 22-foot Rialta RV with one dog, one cat and one …

Campers

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

The sprint is on to be rewarded with a Velomacchi Speedway backpack, everybody is in the running!<p>The 20 riders that raise the most funds from Monday …

The Fine Art of Decluttering

Easing into a nomadic lifestyle is about figuring out the things you need and the ones you don’t, the comforts you want and those you can do without. Then you eschew all the crap that’s at home—clogging up your life and existence. In a 23-foot trailer, there’s only room for the necessities.<p>For us, …

Art

Pudding and souse – a taste of Barbados

Barbados has an amazing foodie scene, which ranges from flash fine dining to great street food, but a traditional dish not to miss is pudding and souse – a delicious combination of pork and sweet potato, served with pickled cucumber and peppers. An island staple, traditionally eaten on Saturdays, …

Food & Dining

Four Awesome Northern California Hot Springs

Sure you could go up to Napa and dish out a bunch of dough to sit at a spa. But for those who like their relaxation outdoors, under the stars and in …

10 of the world’s most unusual wonders – chosen by Atlas Obscura

Root bridges of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India<p>To cross the rivers and streams of the Cherrapunji forest in Meghalaya state, north-east India, put your trust in a tree. There are no standard walkways to be found: instead, the tangled, twisting aerial roots of the rubber trees on the banks stretch …

Travel

Man converts van into off-grid, all-terrain, submersible survival vehicle (Video)

This wilderness explorer transformed this van into a mobile, solar-powered home that has all the amenities.

Campers