#New method of input: Send me a quick email with Overlander on Subject to Luis@lostworldexpedition.com
- Name of website/link, Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram
- Handle here in EXPO
- Names of "team" members, including pets and or vehicle if you'd like
- Date of departure
- Very short description of your trip
This thread will be dedicated to host a list of links to the websites/blogs of overland travelers around the world. Two things to keep in mind: One, is that there are hundreds of blogs out there. Two is due to the finite nature of most expeditions, some links are to trips that have been completed or are on pause. All of the links will lead to wonderful adventures, photos and insight that will be useful for future travelers, couch travelers and folks wishing to live vicariously through others.
This is a work in progress and since there are trips and blogs being "born" everyday... it will always need input.
I think the King and Queen of long range overlanding should be first Emil and Liliana Schmid http://www.weltrekordreise.ch/ the world record holders… they have been on the road for more than 26 years (as of 2010) driving an FJ60. Their site is a little hard to navigate but well worth it.
Landcruising Adventure: Marijke and Coen, a Dutch couple have been driving their ’84 Diesel Landcruiser since 2003… methodically and slowly visiting getting to know the Earth, they are really doing it the right way.
Bodeswell follows the adventures of Angela, Jason and their son Bode as they drive their '71 VW Camper around the America
Discover Share Inspire are the Denning's and they are an amazing story to follow. A family of Seven (yes 2 parents and 5 children) driving around the Americas slowly and deliberately. They have a free book entitled: "Living Deliberately: How We Created a Ridiculously Awesme Life"
Home on the Highway are James, Lauren and they are driving around the Americas in their '87 4Runner.
Ruined Adventures. In their words: Brenton & Shannon driving from Texas to Patagonia, zig-zagging all the way across the Americas. We're currently taking our time through Mexico, but we'll get there eventually. After South America there's a strong possibility we'll head to Africa.
Moglander's Travels In their words "The tales of 3 adventurers, Merv and Sarah who are new to overlanding, and Moglander who has been on previous adventures. As we find new places, and meet new people, we try to tell their tales as best we can." Moglander is a MB Unimog 1300L
Drive Nacho Drive in their own words: At the end of 2011 we quit our jobs and set off in our 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon, "Nacho". Our plan? To circumnavigate the globe, slowly, while discovering culture, food, recreation, and emergency roadside Volkswagen maintenance. We are Brad and Sheena. Just wingin' it.
Going Overland Follow Helen and Paul as they drive their Land Rover around the world. Overlanding in their words: "Overlanding is not about ticking off miles or destinations visited, chalking up experiences or collecting souvenirs. It’s an opportunity to stretch ourselves, get outside our comfort zone, to learn from that experience. It’s a state of mind, a lifestyle choice, a chance to learn to live with the rhythms of nature, not protected from the earth by a layer of concrete and a Tesco’s down the road."
Patagonia or Bust are Joe, Kylee and their killer Tacoma (check it out). On October 2012 they started off on a cultural and personal expedition driving from Hood River, Oregon to Patagonia, Argentina. Along the way discovering the best waves, mountains and market food Latin America has to offer.
The Long Way South are Sara, Nate and their beautiful dog Brady. Follow them as they drive their '96 Cummins Ram around the Americas
30 for Thirty in their own words "An open ended, open minded journey stretching from Seward, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina along the PanAmerican highway and whatever other highways, byways, roads and adventures that await us."
Paws on Tour Michel and Ursi with their dogs Sheela and Miro are driving their turbo'd 1HZ carrying '93 Toyota HZJ75 from Alaska to Brasil
Where the Eyes Go Kaytie, Christian and their 2002 are driving around the Americas. In their words: "The car goes where the eyes go." This mantra will always be symbolic in our life but it will also be a very literal guide for us on our upcoming road trip through Mexico and Central America.
ExPo member 048642 introduced us to Les Bourlingeurs (The Globetrotters) Marc and Gwendolyn a French couple traveling the world in a 70 Series Landcruiser. They are firm believers in the French porverb "Tout ce qui n'est pas donné, est perdu." It roughly translates to; "Everything that is not done, is lost." Their website is jampacked with entertaining and useful info, but reader beware: it is in French.
Trans Americas Journey, In April 2006 photographer Eric Mohl and journalist Karen Catchpole hopped into a big truck and drove out of New York City leaving jobs, their apartment and a storage space full of stuff behind. That is how Trans Americas Journey describes their origin
Tread the World, Lesley and Bruce are traveling with their Unicat Unimog.
Nessies Adventures, Rose and Dave have had some great adventures; they drove a Defender 110 300tdi around Asia from August 2006 to July 2008 and they are have been exploring South America since June 2009 in a 1978 Mercedes Benz 911 LA 4X4.
Aymará and Juan Francisco are "Uniendo las Tres Americas" (Uniting the three Americas) in their drive around the Americas in a beautiful '67 Estanciero.
Ileana and Efrain are the MotoNomadas. They are riding "Morcega" a Suzuki V-Strom 1000cc with a sidecar nicknamed "Morceguinho" around the Americas (Trip starts November 2010)
Ar Muin na Muice, "To be on the pigs back", an old Irish phrase meaning to be lucky or well off. That is the title of Donna and David Keegan's adventure and website. The Keegan's are driving from Ireland to Cape Town in a Landcruiser.
World Experience (portuguese) Brazilians Danusa, Fernando and their trusty Land Rover are driving around the world.
The Joyhunt Summer, Cam and their canine friend Toka are driving Delilah, a diesel RHD Mitsubishi Delica from Canada to Argentina
M.E.L.T. America: Malena (2.5), Ezequiel (35), Lucila (34) and Tomás (5), a family driving their 2010 4Runner from Argentina to the U.S.
This Intentional Life Sara and Tom will be driving Gwendolyn, their 1998 Nissan Pathfinder
Trips in the Planning
Wake the Dead Diaries Carrie, COlin and their dogs Sprite and Brooke will be driving the Americas in their sweet '87 Syncro Westfalia
Completed trips, tons of great info from folks who completed overland trips.Life Remotely are Jessica, Jared Kobus and Blue, their 1997 Toyota 4Runner. They left Seattle October 6, 2011 to drive the Americas for at least 15 months.
Adventurous Spirits. Can't really call this one complete until they have seen everything, but they are currently on hiatus... Janet and Tom have driven an 80 series Landcruiser all over Africa: 34 countries, close to 50,000 miles in more than 500 days on the road. Now they are driving the Americas in a 2009 Nissan Titan. Great website loaded with good info and great photos. (Look for more upcoming adventures soon)
UnURBAN is a Norwegian couple, Malin and Espen driving a 2004 Nissan Patrol. In their own words: “unURBAN is a crew of two having time off and doing fun things. Part one is a drive across North AMerica from north to south, part two is driving South America from north to south and the next parts are not yet decided.” UnUrban has evolved to include Africa South to North on the West side with short hiatus' for work in Antartica! Awesome stuff.
American Recess are Logan, Reid and their dog Zephyr. In their words: Road tripping from Reno, Nevada to the tip of South America. Getting married in every country and loving every minute of the wild ride.
Me-Thee-and-Bee, Gregg and Emma have been on the road since April 1st 2009 with 'Bee' their trusty Land Rover on their Grand Tour of the World.
A Long Drive is Shreesh and Neena, a couple that drove an FJ Cruiser from Alaska to Ushuaia.
This is Dan’s website, we like the name “The Road Chose Me, 50,000kms of Ebb and Flow“. Dan is driving from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in a bone stock Jeep with minimal equipment. His drive proves that all you need to do is get up and go!
Dare2Go Juergen and Yasha drove around the Americas for more than 3 years. Their site is a treasure trove of information.
The Darien Plan Kristin and Chris drove their Honda Element bas E-Camper around the Americas.
Ihana a classic. Tom and Barry drive their Landrover around the Americas
Joydrive Kelsey and Tom drove Marlin a '91 VW Golf GTI around the Americas.
Lodzi James and Kerri drove 22 months around the Americas in a Landrover
RambleWriter Rochelle, Nick and Domino the dog drove their 4Runner around the Americas. Rochelle is writing a guide intended for folks preparing to drive the Americas.
VWViaje Follows Jeremy, Derek and Jake on their Americas drive in a 1987 Westy.
The World by Road is an expedition that successfully circumnavigated the globe through 68 different countries, over 6 continents, covering 70,000 miles in 2 years and 147 days.
Nicolas Rapp and his TransWorld Expedition. Nicolas drove around the world in his 1996 Toyota Landcruiser.
Americaencitro: an Argentinean couple driving from Argentina to Alaska in their 1970 Citroen 3cv.
Les GlobeTrotteurs (The Globetrotters), Marie and Pascal from France/Montreal are driving their Ford F-150 from Montreal to Argentina.
WaggelAdventures are Wilma & Marcels a Dutch couple who are traveling the Americas in their decked out 23 year old IVECO truck.
The Vagabond Adventures of Lucie, Lachlan and BowWow. Awesome trip and site.
Les 5 Doigts de la Main (The 5 Fingers of the Hand) is a family of 5 driving around the world in a Land Rover with dual Howling Moon RTT's. Very cool website, some parts are in English, most in French.
The Eagle Eye Tour, The Millers: Nicole, Lothar and Marissa are driving around the America's in their '94 F250 with a camper
White Acorn is the website and trip of 2 retired Aussies relating their experiences of a thourough America's deive. They live/drive a Provan Tiger CX at home on a 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500 Extended cab with a duramax/allison package. Their website includes tips for other overlanders and a very detailed "camping spots" list for the Americas.
Life of Saturdays or 95 Degrees South follows the adventures of Kacey and Dave as they drive through the Americas.
Das Mule are Dana and Joe and in their words: "We’ll be living in our 1986 VW Westy Syncro for two months while exploring the western USA, Baja and Central Mexico, Guatemala and Belize." They aren't driving just any Syncro, this is a lovingly restored and prepped beast or "mule" I guess check it out here
Adventure Americas are Meg and Jed and they are driving a Tacoma with a nice Phoenix pop top camper. In their words: "There’s a whole world out there, who knows what opportunities we will come upon, what we will learn about people and about ourselves. We only have one life to live, why not live it to the fullest!" (check their facebook page for great photos)
EDIT: All new links will be in this first post!
Scott (Expeditionswest) started a very similar thread in 2006!!! I will try to go through it and transfer links from there to this thread.