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.
Top 10 Classes We’d Be Attending at Overland Expo West 2022 if We Weren’t Driving Through Central America
Overland Expo is a high point of the year for us. There are four Expo events taking place in 2022, with Overland Expo West being the oldest and largest. We
Paragliding Over Lake Atitlán in Guatemala (Video)
We spent three wonderful weeks in Antigua and began wondering whether we’d ever leave. Eric came down with a stomach bug last week, which is why we weren’t able to
Hiking the Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala (Video)
Antigua, Guatemala, is ringed by active volcanoes. Hiking Acatenango allows a view of the lava erupting from neighboring Fuego, when weather conditions are right. But that hike is strenuous and
Street Processions and Intricate Sawdust Rugs for Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala
We are fortunate that our time in Antigua, Guatemala, fell during the annual Semana Santa celebration. Semana Santa means Holy Week and the people of Antigua celebrate with traditions that
Mayan Ruins in Belize via Hand-cranked Ferry
Before leaving Belize, there was one thing we really wanted to see: the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich. We have visited several ruin sites in both Mexico and Belize, but these
Expedition Overland Takes Courageous but Unpopular Stance on Overlanding
Expedition Overland, the ground-breaking video series also known as X Overland, just did a big thing. In a blog article called “What Is Overlanding?” the team took a stance on
Learning How the Mayans Made Chocolate at a Belize Cacao Farm
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Is Driving Into Belize Complicated? Border Crossing Video
We are officially in Central America, after crossing from Mexico into Belize at Chetumal. It was challenging to prepare for this border crossing because the requirements have been in constant