There are some riders who don’t camp, but most overlanders will spend a lot of time living in a tent. But which tent? It wasn’t that long ago there wasn’t a lot of choices. Small, lightweight backpacking tents or large, expedition style tents. Or, of course, the ones that combined the lightweight materials of the … More Lets Talk About Tents
Look, a lot of us want to share our story. Some of the things we, as travelers, get to do just feels so surreal sharing it with friends and family (and any one else online who finds us) just makes it seem more real. Not a lot more real, but just a little. For many … More Road Blogs
I’ve mentioned other places how important it is to slow down while traveling. I will also admit that I struggle with that, from time to time. I have other things I want to do, and I get distracted while traveling and – since a lot of my trips involve me having to me somewhere at a … More Pace of Overland Travel
The open road calls, and sometimes just a day’s ride isn’t long enough. But if you are going to be on the road for longer, you will want to bring things with. Once you start bringing things, you need to have places to carry those things – and all the sudden you can’t see your … More Five Bags – Packing Your Motorcycle
I had an earlier post about dollars per day, and mentioned $60. I use this as a friendly benchmark when I talk about budgets in classes. It’s fun number – low enough many people used to their two-week see EVERYTHING whirlwind trip (the one you need a couple weeks to recover from) don’t believe is … More Overland Budgets Part Three – What is $60 a day?
Maps. I love maps. It’s something I actually say on a regular basis, usually as I drool over my drawer filled with country and city maps from all over the world. Maps are amazing, what dreams are made of, or at least the first ingredient. If you are planning to follow a certain route while … More Route Planning – Maps
I went to the motorcycle show in Chicago and it got me thinking about motorcycle choices. Its something I get asked about often, since my bike of choice when riding around the Americas wasn’t something most people would pick. In general, I give the same advice to everyone. If you have a motorcycle already, use … More The Perfect Ride – What Motorcycle to Take on Your Overland Adventure