With a 6,000-kilometer shakedown outback expedition completed, the Troopy back in Sydney at the Expedition Centre with Daniel Fluckiger, and us back in Arizona, we embarked on a final round of long-distance modifications based on the specifications we sketched up on the plane en route home.
Overlanders looking for a simple way to improve off-road ride quality and performance automatically look to expensive bypass shock absorbers, lift kits to fit bigger tires, aftermarket coils, and burly leaf springs. But the answer they seek might be as simple as airing down on the trail.
Experience an account of crossing the border into Mexico for the first time. Staff members, Rachael and Zach drive their 1st generation 4Runner into Baja for four month adventure.
There are more women riding motorcycles now than ever before. We’re out there ripping it up at Bonneville, taking on roles as off road instructors, traveling around the world, and inspiring younger generations through our very presence. But what does it really mean to be a woman who rides?
There are only a handful of vehicles that are reliable and stout enough to defined as world-class overland expedition vehicles. Above them all, however, lies the venerable Toyota 70 Series Land Cruiser Troop Carrier.
Its a dog’s life! My wife Astrid and I travel everywhere with our 10-year-old rescue Jack
Super-portable canned wine gets an off-road upgrade! Switch up your overland adventure happy hour with a summertime wine spritzer using simple ingredients.
Trucks don’t have to be new and shiny to be effective overland vehicles. Old trucks with a little patina make some of the cheapest, most capable, and fun adventure trucks on the road.
Even though rooftop tents became popular in the U.S. over the past decade, they are not a new phenomenon. Picking which one is right for you can be daunting. So, we put together tips for how to pick an overlanding rooftop tent.
From 1930s Pearce Arrows modified for camping to the early popularization of roof tents to the first Overland Expo, Roseann and Jonathan Hanson detail the history of overlanding.
If you ride a motorcycle, you definitely ride an adventure motorcycle. Eva Rupert explores motorcycle history and takes a long ride on her Honda Trail 90s to uncover the heart of adventure.
The Great Divide overland route runs from Bisbee, Arizona, just north of the Mexico border and runs north through New Mexico and Colorado before terminating in Atlantic City, Wyoming.
Coolers used to get a bad rap. But they’ve come a long way in recent years. The improvement in cooler technology now begs the question: Do you need a fridge for overlanding? Overland Expo’s Anthony Sicola shares his thoughts on the matter.
Outlandish overland vehicles are nestled away in the woods of most forests, at a lot of trailheads, and in campgrounds around the world for a reason. I present numerous reasons why a retired service vehicle like a school bus, ambulance, or military vehicle makes a good overland vehicle.
Converting retired service vehicles into overland rigs is not always as much fun as it seems. I reveal some of the challenges associated with converting a previous service vehicle for overland travel and what I have learned over two years of overland travel in a retired school bus.
One-Tank Adventures (OTAs, for short) are all about leaning into your immediate locale. Even when there isn’t a pandemic going on, OTAs are awesome. Explore the overlooked corners of your own backyard — there’s more there than you might realize.
Dozens of companies that support the overlanding community have risen to the occasion and switched their manufacturing and production to support the efforts in fighting COVID-19. From producing personal protection equipment to open-source hospital bed designs, these are the companies and products being created right now to help during the global pandemic.
Join Overland Expo Motorcycle Community Ambassador Eva Rupert as she walks through the relationship between maintaining your bike and maintaining yourself in uncertain times.
Everyone enjoys a good love story, especially when it involves Vegas, motorcycles, and the Overland Expo Moto Ambassador Eva Rupert. Eva tells a story of how she found love in the desert while riding her trusty, or not so trusty KLR 650.
Pelican, known for their military-grade, indestructible cases has launched a line of equally tough coolers and Overland Expo Sales Director Anthony Sicola reviewed the Pelican 20qt Elite Cooler while on a recent trip to Baja in his Land Cruiser.
National Hot Toddy Day is on January 11th, so it seemed appropriate to share two of my favorite hot, boozy beverages for your winter campsite. Best savored after a day of brisk exploring, hot cocktails are somehow extra soothing.
Kickstands & Kevlar Blog: “I’m not going to that event; I’m going riding… Why would you go hang around a convention center when you could spend a beautiful weekend riding with your friends.” What was I thinking? Hanging around some event hall was bound to be a total waste of a glorious weekend. Had I made a mistake? And then I remembered, this is why we go to motorcycle shows.
Kickstands & Kevlar Blog: In a time of lagging motorcycle industry growth, here come the women to save the day. We’ve increased in number by 50% in the last decade. We hold the keys to one in five of all motorbikes owned in America. Despite the rise in female ridership over the course of the last decade, the choices in high-performance gender-specific gear remain eerily static.
Incredible overland builds were all over the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week. Overland Expo, OutdoorX4 Magazine, and Road House Marketing found the ten best.