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Did Roof Top Tents Spark The Overlanding Craze?

Or was it the other way around?<p>http://www.matthewhahnel.com<p>Evan YatesView Evan Yates's Articles<p>twitter.com/evanyates_instagram.com/evan__yates<p>My …

Pacific Northwest

Daredevils race classic planes across Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1928, Irish pilot Lady Sophie Marie Heath made history with the first solo flight across the length of Africa, an 8,000-mile journey from Cairo to Cape Town.<p>Africa was a hotspot for pioneers during the early years of aviation, and this rich history is to receive an update.<p>On November 11, …

Africa

Land Cruising Adventure: The Jesuit Missions’ Route in Bolivia

From dirt roads to polychrome missions<p>Dusty streets lead to the church of San José de los Chiquitos. The baroque-style building lies along the …

Latin America

Expedition Portal’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Presented by<p>It’s time again to make your wish list. Over the course of the last year we have found dozens of items which we believe are perfect gifts …

Waterproofing

‘Slow down, wander and be amazed’ – Malachy Tallack on Fair Isle's timeless beauty

After living on Fair Isle, the singer and author says visitors should pause to appreciate this tiny island with a big sense of community<p><b>Geographically speaking, Fair Isle is the most remote inhabited island in the UK.</b> It’s about 25 miles from the Shetland mainland, and there are many days when no …

New Year's Eve

The inventions that ruined travel

Telegraph Travel is feeling grumpy today. Perhaps it's the cold weather. A theraputic moan seems to be the only solution...<p>1. Segways<p>How did the Segway city tour become a thing? Why would you want to bomb around in such a conspicuous manner on what is essentially a mobility scooter? They are the …

Travel

Toy Run to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Lock in your hubs and join Overland Journal in bringing Christmas joy to Northern California kids.<p>As Old Man Winter blankets fall color with fluffy …

Travel

Travel Boosts Mood Even More Than Exercising Or Shopping, Survey Finds

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”<p>Mary Anne Radmacher<p>If you have experienced that feel good buzz after …

Travel

From Sun Soaked Sands to The Great White North

Two FJ Cruisers take on a journey from San Diego to the Arctic Circle<p>The preparation was finished for the trip, bags were packed, and the FJ was …

Hiking

Desk to Glory: Carretera Austral, Chile

We join Desk to Glory as they tackle Chile’s Route 7<p>The Carretera Austral (otherwise known as Chile’s Route 7 and translated as “Southern Road”) is a …

South America

7 Most Incredible Adventures You Need to Have in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

Iceland

10 of the most spectacular roads on Earth

The world is full of areas of outstanding natural beauty and luckily for us, travelling by motorbike is one of the best ways to experience them. …

Travel is Key to Building Social and Emotional Life Skills

Travel lays a foundation for learning and absorbing new cultural systems and reasoning from scratch to break down any taboos and stigmas one may …

Travel

In the shadow of Tavan Bogd: wild western Mongolia

The rugged and remote far reaches of western Mongolia are a series of wild landscapes capped by glacier-wrapped mountains, divided by green river valleys and shadowed by soaring peaks. This area is home to the famous Kazakh eagle hunters and has some of the best preserved petroglyphs in the country.<p>…

Mongolia

The world is your office: remote working on a roll

All work and no play? Not any more. Due to online freelancing, mobile tech and co-working spaces, more and more travellers are earning on the road. For these ‘digital nomads’, the world is a gig and anywhere is your office.<p>Few office views can compete with that of Hubud's workspace in Bali © Franz …

Remote Working

How to Make Your Life Adventure Ready

10/20/2016<p>Some epic adventures are worth changing your life for. We're talking about the months-long bike tours, the overland trips, and the long …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Meet The Couple About To Break The Record For The World’s Longest Road Trip

Grab a paper and a pen, I want to try something. Think about some things that have been on your mind for a bit. Goals or dreams that have been tucked in the farthest reaches of your brain. I’m talking about the things that, for one reason or another, you’ve never actually acted on. Once you …

World's longest pub crawl: Maths team plots route between 25,000 UK boozers

Two-year project maps shortest possible journey to visit thousands of pubs across the country<p>It’s a pub crawl that could last a lifetime but, thanks to the dedicated work of an international team of mathematicians who have plotted the shortest possible route to visit 25,000 boozers across the …

Travel

5 Reasons You Should Build a Bed in Your Car

<i>photography by Erik Hedberg</i><p>If you’re a surfer, climber, or general mountain person, you likely already know that building a bed in your car opens up …

Autos

Traveling the Road Less Traveled

Getting From the Atlantic to the Pacific using as little paved road as possible.<p>When President Roosevelt earmarked nearly $4.8 billion to build a coast-to-coast superhighway system in 1938 (calculating for inflation, that'd be an outlay of nearly $84.4 trillion today), it was to streamline the …

U.S. Presidency

The Cost of Van and Camper Living

Tired of setting up tents? I take a look at the wide range of costs associated with live-aboard vehicles.<p>If you have not traveled in an off-road …

Campers

Explore more. Engage more. Embrace more.

The trip in 1977 that inspired the book – Strangers Like Angels: With a Devil or Two to Boot<p>“Ten miles south of Medea in Algeria, having driven two …

Travel

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, …

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 …

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

Capetown to Cairo: An Airstream Caravan Takes On Africa

Watch original 1950s footage of the Airstream Caravan from Capetown to Cairo<p>Although many have come to recognize the Airstream as an icon for the …

Africa

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 …

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