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A Legend Worth His Salt

I first visited Bolivia 25 years ago.  Back then the country was very indigenous and very poor.  But to me, it was the most fascinating country in South America, not only because of these factors, but also because it was full of once and a lifetime adventures that very few foreigners (or locals) had pursued.  […]

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The Adventure and Challenge of Overlanding

It’s tempting to think about extended overland expeditions as a vacation.  But overlanding isn’t really a vacation, it’s more of an adventure.  And good adventures are usually challenging. The challenge of overlanding starts with building and learning how to use an overland vehicle. These vehicles typically aren’t simple.  Learning how to fix and maintain your […]

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Having a Vision

While in Costa Rica, I spent a lot of time with two different friends who moved to Costa Rica 25 years ago when they were in their late 20s.  Having been an expat twice (although never in a third world country) I know that there are specific challenges that expats face in each country.  And from the […]

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How To Find the Right Balance Between On and Off the Beaten Path Adventures

One of the hardest things for me to do when planning an extended trip is to find the right balance between on and off the beaten path adventures.  I’m going to use the definition of on and off the beaten path that I think most overlanders use (people who are driving a rig or riding […]

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Planning Adventures

Planning an overland expedition, and adventure travel in general, is a bit of an art. I’ve always loved planning trips. But it’s taken years to learn how to plan adventures efficiently and effectively. Here’s a few recommendations: 1. THINK ABOUT YOUR GOALS In my opinion, it’s always good to have a goal or goals for […]

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Our Top 10 Overland Gadgets & Gear List

We thought we’d share a list of the top 10 things that we brought with us or have bought along the way that make our daily life easier and more enjoyable. This list is geared toward things that others might want to think about bringing along with them, not big-ticket toys like bikes or surfboards, […]

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Common Questions and Concerns

Common Questions & Concerns We get a lot of questions about traveling in Mexico, Central America and South America.  The reality is that there are some locations in Latin America that are very unsafe.  These include many Mexican border towns, some cities and towns in Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, the Honduras and Venezuela and, most […]

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