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About Expedition Portal

Expedition Portal is a community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and Motorcycle. Founded in 2005 by Scott Brady, CEO of Overland International, expeditionportal.com is operated by a team of experienced adventurers, our staff having completed expeditions on all seven continents. With the growing popularity of overland travel, expeditionportal.com has expanded in membership and content to represent the single-largest repository of online overland resources on the web. This includes 2,000+ feature editorials and over 1.2 million forum posts. Most know us as ExPo.

About Overland International

Overland International, Inc. is the parent company for the Overland Journal magazine, the Expedition Portal website and online community. Overland International also produces HD video content for web and television. The company is a majority employee-owned business headquartered in Prescott, Arizona.

About Overland Journal

Started in 2007, Overland Journal is an archive quality, journal format publication dedicated to expedition travel and exploration in North America and around the world. Published five times per year with a circulation of 12,000 copies and an international audience, Overland Journal features 128 pages of expedition vehicles, travel stories, equipment reviews, conservation and industry news and breathtaking photography. Learn more about Overland Journal at overlandjournal.com.

What is Overlanding?

Overlanding is about exploration, rather than conquering obstacles. While the roads and trails we travel might be rough or technically challenging, they are the means to an end, not the goal itself. The goal is to see and learn about our world, whether on a weekend trip 100 miles from home or a 10,000-mile expedition across another continent. The vehicle and equipment can be simple or extravagant - they, too, are simply means to an end. History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency - these are the rewards of overlanding.

For a complete definition: http://www.expeditionportal.com/resources/what-is-overlanding/definition.html

Scott Brady, Founder

Scott Brady is an adventure traveler, publisher and photographer, best known for his overland travels by 4wd and adventure motorcycle on six continents and for being the founder of the website expeditionportal.com and the print publication Overland Journal (co-founder). As a driver, Scott is the only American to win the rugged Outback Challenge and has completed a full land circumnavigation of the Northern Hemisphere, starting in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and ending in Magadan, Russia. Scott’s articles and photography have been featured in dozens of print publications and his adventures have been viewed on television programming in 120 countries. Scott lives in Prescott, Arizona and is currently completing a two-year, seven-continent expedition using Toyota VDJ78 Land Cruisers

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Matthew Scott, Digital Editor

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. Matthew is currently the Digital Editor for Expedition Portal. He can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian McVickersBrian McVickers, Director of Business Development

A Chicago native, Brian has lived throughout the United States and Caribbean while traveling as much as possible. An accomplished racing and ocean sailor, Brian is equally comfortable traversing large expanses of remote land in search of adventure.  He has spent the last ten years involved in the outdoor industry with magazines, newspapers, Web sites, television and events. Brian is based in Phoenix, Arizona with a fantastic wife, Amy, two toddlers, Charlie & Max, a dog named Oliver, one Land Rover and a dual-sport. He can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ray Hyland, Chief Operating Officer

After a 15-year grind as a senior executive for the world’s top communications companies, and doing extended overland treks on holiday, Ray realized he had the whole work-life-balance-thing backwards. He decided to leave the New York City rat race and focus on his passions: international travel, photography, and unusual vehicles. He describes his role as Chief Operating Officer for Overland Journal as “Challenging, constantly changing, and the most fun I have ever had.”

Bruce Dorn, Raconteur and Photographer

Bruce Dorn, DGA, began his photographic career as a still photographer for Condé Nast Publishing and Time/Life in the early seventies. After a segue from fashion and photojournalism into advertising work, Bruce added commercial filmmaking to his resume in the early eighties. Bruce's television commercial campaigns have earned him multiple Clios, Mobius, Addy, and Art Directors Club Awards along with a Bronze Lion from Cannes. Bruce is a Canon Explorer of Light, a Western Digital Creative Master, a Tiffen ImageMaker, and a Corel Painter Master. In 1984, Bruce was inducted into the Directors Guild of America.

Chazz Layne, Graphic Designer

Chazz Layne is an adventurer, designer, and photographer based in Prescott, Arizona. Since early childhood he's had a passion for travel and exploration, a passion which continues to fuel both his creativity and modern nomadic lifestyle. In addition to his work in design and photography, Chazz is a regular contributor to Expedition Portal and Overland Journal. You can connect with Chazz or learn more about his activities at chazzlayne.com.