Here we have The Overlanders run down of the must have travel gadgets for under $20USD. From cool journals, useful water bottles to must have locks, follow the link below to see whats cool and useful
With a fair few over landing expeditions under our belt now, you’d think by this point we would have the practicalities nailed. Items that we have taken and not used. Things we took and were a pain in the ass. Things that have been a God send. We think we have finally found what works when overloading
Don’t get me wrong - I love travelling. I like how every day is different and unpredictable. I like that at least once week I tick of a bucket list wish. But there are downsides to being an expat/traveller too. It’s not all rainbows and unicorns; as hard as it is to believe, I’m not on some permanent holiday. Although the positives have far outweighed the negatives (many of the best days of my life have been travelling), I have thought of sacking it all in plenty of times and coming home when crying and missing home, feeling alone, lost, and scared.
Having shipped our expedition vehicles around the world we have learnt a lot of lessons on a very steep curve. Shipping your vehicle to another country will probably be the most frustrating logistical problem you will encounter on your overland trip, but with telling you the procedure, what worked for us, what didn’t, and some cost saving tips, we hope you’ll find the process will be a lot easier and less stressful.
The hardest part of travelling is deciding where to go. Once you’ve got that nailed, you’ll more than likely have to get a plane to that destination. With airline tickets rising more each year as fuel costs rocket up, things are getting costly for the average traveller. Flights are often one of the biggest single outlays a person pays, so lets get you there for the cheapest possible price we can.
Reliability, simplicity, security and storage is the aim for want we to achieve with Kermit's re-build. We are investing a lot more into him this time round and we hope it pays dividends when we go back on the road. Like anyone who embarks on a self-build and ships their vehicle to another continent, we hope he’ll drive the distance and have as little issues as possible.
With this build we have avoided playing reliability roulette with getting products from eBay and instead opted for quality led companies who have guarantees and warranties on products for longer than we are expecting to be away. This has to be a winning formula… right?
This British iconic marque is often regarded as slow, unreliable, dusty, and wavering between being too hot and then too cold. You dread the onset of rain, knowing there could be chance that it’ll become wetter inside than out. All of these sum up our previous experiences of taking a Land Rover overland. And yet so many people are choosing the iconic British brand (including us) to take on goliath expeditions. What draws over landers to this vehicle?
Here are my top 10 tips to help make, not break each other, by creating a foundation of respect, understanding, co-operation, teamwork and incredible memories to fall back on when the times are tough.
After telling these tales so many times, we had to put fingers to keyboard and give you our top 3 best ‘worst’ nights sleep ever on our travels so far. We love hearing funny and interesting stories too, so share the love and laughter and add to the forum at the bottom of the page.
Going from Panama to Colombia or vice versa and contemplating hopping through the San Blas islands or already booked on and need some advice? Click this article for a comprehensive guide, which will hopefully have all your FAQ’s answered and more.
Dedicated to all those travellers/wanderers who’d rather use words than stick two fingers up at the play haters of this exploring lark. Happy travels people.