Feature: Evelin from Overland Site

I’m Evelin, from Hungary and have been overlanding on and off since 2017. Along with Ferenc, we’re looking to overland pretty much full-time from next year (2020). 

We’ve done several overland adventures in the past, with two major trips in 2018. At the beginning of the year we’ve taken part in an overland rally driving from Budapest to The Gambia and then we took off on a 20,000 mile trip driving from Budapest to Singapore. We’ve been travelling with a 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a roof-top tent, and otherwise very basic gear. The biggest luxury we have is a 12v Engel Fridge. So far I’ve been overlanding on 3 continents (as I mentioned, with Ferenc) but looking to explore another 3! At the moment we’re looking to buy a 4x4 van and try the off-road van life for a while. It definitely needs to be a 4x4 van, not a regular one, as in my experience, the best places can be found far from the main roads.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Renee from Our Epic Australia

We’re a family of three based out of South East Queensland Australia travelling our ‘epic’ continent in search of adventure, new experiences and memories.

In Australia we have a term for travelling around the country; it’s called ‘Doing the Big Lap’. Families load up the car, the 4wd, the caravan, throw the kids and the pooch in the back and head off around the vast Southern Land together on their trip of a lifetime.

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Richard Giordano
Romy from GloboOverland

Growing up in Brazil I spent a lot of time in nature. I went on lots of camping trips with my parents and the scouts. I lost track of how much I enjoyed being in nature until my partner and I moved to New Zealand. We bought our landcruiser and started going on road trips every weekend and longer whenever we could get the time off work.

We started with just a mattress in the back and our jetboil and we were happy. We didn’t feel like we needed much more. We loved going on 4wd convoy adventures with our friends, making a fire and just being in the middle of nowhere in a valley somewhere in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Natalie by Bike

I have always enjoyed outdoor adventure ever since I was a young child, I was the kid who always had a bit of dirt on their face even when I tried hard to stay clean. It started with family camping trips and I kept taking it a bit further getting into rock climbing at a young age and moved into backpacking in the Rocky Mountains in high school.

Adventure cycling was a natural progression for me; my first trip was when I graduated university in 2012 and toured the western US and learned a lot and promised myself I would not repeat all the mistakes I made. Now I am 23000 km into cycling the Pan American Highway and loving it!

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Nora of Adventurism.tv

I started my overlanding addiction, at age 29, with a solo trip from the Netherland to Indonesia in 2016. I traveled through Russia, Central Asia, India, South East Asia until my final destination of Bali. On my way I met an amazing man, who became my boyfriend. We decided to go back to Europe to plan a new adventure together. So after 1 year saving and planning from home we left again to do Cape to Cape, Norway to South Africa. We just finished this trip and are now back to saving and adjusting to work life again to fill the bank.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Renée from Overlanding the World

Before my boyfriend and I started our overland journey we lived and worked in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our life was completely different than our current life as we spend most of our time in the office. I worked as a lawyer at an international law firm. 

In the fall of 2017 our offer on a house in Amsterdam was accepted. As usual in Amsterdam, paying more than the list price of a house and some luck was the reason for our success. That same evening we went through our finances again and laughingly said to each other "weird to think that for the amount that we are outbid we can also travel for about two years." When the next day it turned out that the purchase was canceled, we knew it. We are going on a trip! In about two years we drive from the Netherlands to Nepal and back.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Candice from Be Old Later

My name is Candice and I’m a professional illustrator/ concept artist in the work world. I’ve been most recently responsible for creating and executing the look and design of children’s games at a studio in Vancouver BC. You’ll constantly find me drawing cartoons, catching up on art freelance or teaching kids how to draw. My husband Jordan and I have overlanded in different rigs over the last 6 years.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Angela from BodesWell

Hi- I’m Angela from The United States. Bode’s mom. Before my family decided to hit the road, I was a marketing director and a California transplant, feeling a bit lost pursuing the American dream. We planned a ‘one year sabbatical’ to reassess our future priorities and goals and make an effort to live more deliberately. That was 10 years ago, and now my 14 year-old son has grown up all over the world. We have traveled through North and South America and Europe. We are now in Norway - our 45th country over land.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Lilli of @lillitogo

Hi, my name is Lilli, a 60+ from Germany and I’m overlanding Eastern and Southern Africa solo in my 30+ year old Toyota Landcruiser. I’m somehow hooked on Africa, although I also travelled backpacking in Asia and vehicle-bound extensively in Australia and Europa as well. But I lost my heart to Africa.

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Richard Giordano
Feature: Jackie of Jackie Not in the City

I worked in digital advertising before quitting my job last year and hitting the road with my husband. We’ve put all our belongings into a storage unit and moved into our trusty Land Rover Defender (@mkulu_the_landy)  to travel Southern Africa from Cape Town to Malawi and back.

 We’ve been overlanding for the past 6 months and traveled to 6 countries, stayed at 60 campsites and still have a few more kilometres to travel before we arrive back in Cape Town.

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Karin-Marijke of Landcruising Adventure

Hi, I’m Karin-Marijke, from the Netherlands. I had been working for an in-house catering company for ten years and was ready for a change when I met Coen. He wanted to travel the world and asked me to join him and I immediately said yes. In May 2003 we set off and took 3.5 years to drive from the Netherlands via Iran, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh to Southeast Asia. From Malaysia we shipped the Land Cruiser to Argentina with the idea to drive to Alaska in 3 or 4 years. 9 years later we were still in South America…

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Noraly of Itchy Boots

Hi! My name is Noraly, I’m 31 years old and from Holland. I have been traveling since August 2018, after quitting my job and selling my house and motorbike! The plan was to go and travel full-time for a while, but this turned into a motorcycle journey around the world. 

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Lacey of Lost World Expedition

In 2009 my partner and I sold most of our worldly belongings and set out to drive from California to Ushuaia in our Landcruiser with the vague plan of accomplishing this in a year. We ended up spending 4 1/2 incredible years exploring Mexico, Central and South America, including the Amazon Region, Venezuela and Brazil. Upon shipping our truck back to the US we began plans for our next adventure. In 2015, we flew to Europe and bought a little Sprinter van named Wanda in Germany and spent the next two years exploring Europe, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Morocco.

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Ann of @annandlotusthetruck

I’m originally British, grew up in Mexico and I’ve been living in Costa Rica for over 36 years. My mixed culture and having lived abroad has given me a different outlook on life compared to others in my home country. As a single empty-nester I re-discovered my love for the outdoors, for beaches, mountains, just being outside.

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Shruthi of Holiday at See

I’ve been living and traveling in a 1987 Westfalia Vanagon GL for nearly three years now. My husband and I left Nashville, TN in April 2016 after both of our jobs allowed us the opportunity to work part-time and remote. We cruised around the United States, Canada and Mexico for about a year, took three months off and then set our sights on South America. 

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Steph of GrizzlynBear Overland

My name is Steph, I was born in France. I worked in a fancy department store in Paris. I had to wear lot of make-up, high-heels and pretty clothes. In 2009, I went to Thailand with a way too heavy back-pack.  Over there I met a very nice Australian guy , which 5 years later would become my husband. Not long after Thailand I moved to Australia, I started camping, rock-climbing, hiking and going off-road with him.

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Wamuyu of Throttle Adventures

I am currently on a world tour with my husband. We have done 3 continents (12 countries in total - Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Antarctica, Argentina)  and now in Chile. Our plan for the world tour is to travel through all the 7 continents.

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Richard Giordano
Weekly Feature: Emily of Two Dusty Travelers

I'm a Registered Nurse with incurable wanderlust. I write a blog with my husband about ethical and off the beaten path travel, and overlanding is a big part of that! I just returned from a women-only expedition across Southern Africa, and spent last summer overlanding through national parks in the Western US. At home I travel in my Subaru Forester (named Forrest) and rooftop tent, and abroad I've rented a variety of vehicles to get me around!

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Taylor Pawley
Weekly Feature: Tanya of Little Miss Vanshine

After taking a couple of two-month-trips around Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia in an old jeep in the last four years, i am now travelling through South America with a little bit more time on my hands in a 1992 Volkswagen Vanagon named Schnitzel. i started out in Uruguay in March, am currently on the coast of Ecuador and will take the van up to Colombia until January.

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Richard Giordano