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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

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

Essential Overland Gear or What We Use – Part III: Lights

As of this writing we are sitting in the Kazakh Steppe, totally alone with the next village at least 60 miles away.  We’re waiting for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century and couldn’t be in a better location to watch. This has also reminded me to write about our lights, from the smallest … Read more

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Into Kazakhstan

The reason we drove all day this time was that we didn’t want to stay in a random hotel in a small town in Abkhazia. We wanted to reach Astrakhan, a larger town right on the border with Kazakhstan. This city was 400 miles away, however. Driving in this part of Russia was much easier … Read more

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Overlanding through the Chechen Republic

During the week when we were in Georgia, we had to figure out our itinerary for the next couple of weeks. In particular, the Caspian Sea and the countries surrounding it require some plans to be in place. In order to make a sensible decision, I asked other overlanders in the Overlanding Asia Facebook group … Read more

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Overlanding in the Tusheti National Park

The Tusheti National Park is something very unique.  It’s only really accessible for about 5 months of the year, which is probably how it’s managed to stay so pristine and brutally beautiful. The road leading up to Omalo, the main village up in the Tusheti mountains, goes through the infamous Abano Pass. The road itself … Read more

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Essential Overland Gear or What We Use – Part II: Navigation

We came up with a rough route between our starting point of Budapest, Europe and the desired finish line of Singapore, and all our navigation is based around this rough itinerary.  Evelin has put a road-book together that lists potential sights, basic information about each country and currency, and printed a Google Maps screenshot for … Read more

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Top 5 Places to See in Georgia

I think the top 5 places to see in Georgia are: Mount Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity Church Vardzia, the cave settlement from the 12th century The Svaneti Region The Tusheti National Park Tbilisi and Mtskheta Of course there are plenty of other great attractions, but for the limited time we had in Georgia, we … Read more

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The Engine Keeps Overheating

Leaving very early from Cappadocia meant there was hardly any traffic on the road. We were driving east with Vince and Maxime following behind us.  After a couple of hours I started to recognize a few places by the road. This was the same main road we took when we drove to Mongolia with two … Read more