Overlanding is vehicle-based, self-reliant, long-distance travel where the journey is more important than the destination. We discovered overlanding in 2018, after we had already been traveling full-time for four years.
We weren’t sure if we were cut out for the level of intentional self-deprivation that overlanding requires–especially because we were traveling with a one-year-old at the time! But our shakedown trips into Mexico had us hooked, and we ended up doing 4,000 miles through the interior and the full Baja Peninsula.
In 2018, we started preparing to overland around the world. As of October 2021, we launched our 10- to 15-year journey across all six habitable continents.
We have three subcategories you may be interested in:
- North America documents our overlanding adventures on the North American continent, including our travels through interior Mexico, the Baja Peninsula, and all seven countries in Central America.
- Gear and Build is full of articles about our personal overlanding builds, as well as our recommendations for you, from experience. By sharing our mistakes, we hope to save you time, money, and sweat equity. No need to reinvent the wheel!
- Resources is pretty self-explanatory, full of overlanding suggestions and strategies to help you on your way.
Many overlanders who drive through South America end up visiting the Galapagos Islands. The downside: it’s an expensive trip. The upside: you’re right there! When will you have a better
As we drive through South America, I find myself reflecting on how much cultural knowledge has been lost to history. Not always–but often–because of foreign conquerors, entire civilizations and the
Over on YouTube, we are wrapping up our adventures in Colombia. As we near the southern border to cross into Ecuador, we can’t resist exploring the Tatacoa Desert. This is
We spent five months driving through Colombia, but Valle de Cocora deeply impacted us with its quiet, natural beauty. It is arguably the most stunning place in Colombia. Taken together
We don’t plan much. For each country, we create a Google Map full of pins, representing places we’re interested in visiting. A day or two in advance, or sometimes that
After our eventful day driving through Medellín, we headed south to the pretty town of Jardín. Jardín is definitely one of the loveliest towns in the country, with colorful houses
My favorite days are often the ones that surprise me most. But some surprises aren’t as good as others. In our latest video, we travelogue our drive from Medellín to