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Finding The Perfect Campsite

What does “perfect camp” mean?No matter where we are, when we’re headed towards a far-away destination, we always have the next camp on our minds. Where is it going to be, and when should we start looking for it? As you might have seen on our Instagram profile, it’s not like we book an official campsite … Read more

Driving The Americas: How Can We Afford It?

Most overlanders don’t talk about this. It’s the question of money! How can we afford to be on the road for 18 months? This is one of the topics that I cover in the latest vlog. During the preparations, things were getting hectic with lots to organize and to get done. I lot of you … Read more

Iveco TurboDaily 4×4 Review

The best 4×4 van for overlanding? Our brake hose has broken. Not just anywhere, but almost as if it knew where it was most inconvenient, on some mountain road in the Rockies! Although our plan was to carry on driving North towards Alaska, we ended up having to backtrack to Calgary to try to get … Read more

Overlanding In Canada – The Cabot Trail

Life is good and we love Canada so far, but we had a major setback. Our Instagram account got disabled and whether that’s been due to a hack or just a bot was messing with us, we didn’t know. But these are not big issues and… here is an update since writing the original post: … Read more

We Made It Into The Six o’clock News In Canada

We’re off to a hectic start (in the most positive sense of the word) on our Pan American journey. The fact that we’re driving on North American soil and aiming to drive to Argentina has made it into the evening news on CBC. The report has generated quite a lot of interest and we’re even … Read more

Preparing For The Pan-American

In April 2022 we arrived in Canada and our Pan American Adventure officially started!! Except it hadn’t… Although we have made it to Halifax, our van was still on its way from Europe to North America, so we couldn’t yet set off to explore the Canadian wilderness. At the Toronto airport, it wasn’t easy to … Read more

Driving The Pan-American Highway in 2022

We’ve made a bold decision. In 2022-2023 we’re driving the Pan American Highway with our Iveco Turbodaily 4×4 Van!It’s a challenge, it’s an adventure, and it will be an immense amount of new memories.Follow our Vlog Series on YouTube to see how we prepare and then what kind of escapades we’re ending up in during the next … Read more

Get Sponsored to Travel

Get Sponsored To Travel

Do you know that you can travel around the world for free? Even better, you can get paid as you travel to your dream destinations. This is possible through the help of travel sponsors. A travel sponsor can be a company or people who run a business or cause and are willing to sponsor your … Read more

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All About Travel Sponsorship

Traveling around the world particularly to your favorite destinations and spending days doing what you enjoy doing may entail a big expense. It’s good if you have the funds in your pocket. But what if you don’t have the budget? Will you let money stop you from doing one of the most fulfilling things you … Read more

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An Incredible 4×4 Trip Across Morocco

An incredible culture, never-ending sandy coastline, and many historical locations make Morocco an amazing place to visit. Morocco is also the destination of choice if you want to appreciate nature in its purest form, perhaps, with a 4×4 vehicle. The rocky, mountainous landscape, great views of the Atlantic Ocean, and that extensive sandy coastline hold … Read more

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Overlanding Travel Plans – Survey Results 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has altered the travel landscape, possibly for the long-term. Social distancing requirements now pose unique challenges for those wanting to explore new places and interact with others.  Scarce amenities, limited hotel staff, and other issues have forced travelers to adapt. These limitations, however, have opened up unique possibilities for the adventurous at … Read more

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Why New Social Distancing Habits Will Make Overlanding Even More Popular

Due to the changes in society inflicted by the Coronavirus pandemic, those wishing to continue to travel have to adapt. The amenities we previously relied on for vacations and adventures are no longer available or are limited and uncertain. COVID-19 is a global problem that has airlines, hotels, and other travel-related businesses shut down or … Read more

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11 Reasons That Make Georgia (country) an Overlanding Wonder

You might have heard the interview with us in the GHT Overland Podcast, where we mentioned we believe that Georgia, at the edge of eastern Europe, is one of the best countries to visit if you really want to experience what overlanding is about. Georgia (in this article the country, not the US state) is … Read more

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Driving from Budapest to Singapore – The Last Episode

​I have to admit, entering Malaysia was already reminding us that our trip was coming to an end soon. We felt like we’d really achieved something as we approached our last destination, Singapore. I don’t think we discovered Malaysia as well as we should have. We visited Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands and also drove … Read more

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Rent Camping Gear in California – Topoterra

Have you ever just wanted to get out and have an outdoors adventure but didn’t really want to invest into expensive gear? We may have just found a solution: renting camping and overlanding gear in California.Adventure travel is growing in popularity and overlanding is a huge part of it. Overlanding is probably one of the … Read more

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Difficulties with Entering Thailand and how to Tackle Them

As I mentioned in the previous post, we had a hard time entering Thailand.I knew it was going to be difficult, but never thought we’d have to try 4 times before we’d be able to enter. The issue is that, for an unknown reason to me, Thailand introduced a new set of regulations in early … Read more

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Where To Go in Laos as an Overlander

If you end up in Laos with your own vehicle, chances are you’re traveling from Singapore or Malaysia (perhaps all the way from Australia) to Europe, or from Europe to Malaysia or Singapore. As of the end of 2018, you’re faced with a number of restrictions around Laos, namely that most countries require a guide … Read more

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Overlanding through China

There are thousands of travel blogs out there that can help travelers decide where to go and what to see in China. In this post, I’ll try to focus on traveling through China from an overlander perspective and share our experience organizing this part of the trip, from dealing with bureaucracy to trip planning and … Read more

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Overlanding Plans for South-East Asia

We’re currently in China and while we’re still trying to digest this amazing country, I’d like to talk about the plans for the last part of the trip. We’re so overwhelmed with our experiences in China. We saw (and are still seeing) so much that we need some time to absorb all our adventures before … Read more

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When The Starter Motor Got Fixed

The problem with the starter motor really bothered me. It became increasingly hard to start the engine, with the starter just making a clicking noise but not turning the engine over.I was especially nervous because we had about 1,000 miles ahead of us through some of the most difficult terrains of Mongolia. However, we were … Read more

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Approaching the Gobi Desert

We were headed to Dalanzagdad where we’d meet Giampiero. Not far from the town the automatic transmission was doing some weird things. It suddenly shifted down to third gear and didn’t want to change back to fourth and fifth regardless of the RPM or the speed. Again, it was very worrying. Giampiero had already spent … Read more

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A Lot of Wild Camping and Some Manure

It was time to head out and leave River Point. The nine days we spent there were awesome. We had time to relax and stay put for a change. The reason we weren’t in a rush anymore is because we agreed with Niels, Lotte and Giampiero that we would enter China on September 3rd rather … Read more

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6 Problems with the Vehicle Since We Left Europe

We had a number of issues with the vehicle since we left Budapest, some more serious than others. We are now in Mongolia and just about to enter China, and the problems seem to keep piling up. But let’s go through each of them in detail: 1. Loosing coolant Signs: coolant level dropped down by … Read more

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The Horizons Unlimited Meeting at River Point

We met Giampiero at the workshop that he recommended to us where they could weld our roof rack. Finally we met the whole team with whom we’re going to cross China with. Niels and Lotte was supposed to be in Ulaanbaatar too, but the same morning they had to fly back since  their visa application … Read more

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12 Reasons Why Mongolia is Perfect for Overlanding

Mongolia is a special place for overlanders. Here are the reasons why:   1. Endless opportunities for remote, adventurous overlanding.  Mongolia is the 18th largest country in the world but its population is only 3 million, making it one of the world’s most sparsely populated countries. 45% of the population is packed into the capital city … Read more

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Our Roof-Rack Has Cracked

The next few days were somehow always about rushing for different reasons.  After spending the night in the weirdest hotel I’ve ever been in, we had a chance to meet Lotte and Niels for the first time on the way to Semonaika. We’d been talking for about 6 months about our tour in China and … Read more

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The Austrian Road

In Ust-Kamenogorsk (or Öskemen in Kazakh), we were quite close to the Russian border. However, we wanted to visit the Altai region of Kazakhstan and so we headed east. I was most interested to see the so-called Austrian Road, which snakes between Urunkhaika and Highway P-163. We had a long way to go until Urunkhaika … Read more

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More Kazakhstan, and Solving The Engine Overheating Issue!

We rolled into Astana quite late at night, just before reception closed in the Nomad4x4 hostel. It was raining and the forecast didn’t look much better either. Since we failed to drive on our planned southern route to visit Baikonur and the Aral Lake, Astana was an attraction much further north that I was looking … Read more