The KiraVan is apparently what you get from a room full of brilliant engineers with a bottomless budget. And of course, one objective: bring everyone’s high-tech adventure vehicle fantasies to life.
Few events in American car culture are as famous, or infamous, as the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The name itself is historically significant, yet resolutely tongue-in-cheek. For short, it’s known simply as the Cannonball. It is the epitome of the great American road trip. It has spawned…
Feeling seasick? Don’t worry, Finn Asdair and the brave men and women of generic country’s Coast Guard are here to help. This bold new $19.99 simulation adventure on Steam is bold, new, $19.99 and on Steam. For more than that, watch me play.
If the theme of my last Connected States column was about friends on the road, this one is about strangers. Those people who you never would have met if you hadn’t ventured from the nest. On the road through Montana, Idaho, and Oregon, I was lucky enough to meet some rather wonderful unfamiliars, some of whom really…
What happens when you throw a 500 pound motorcycle down a dirt road, way out in the desert? Fortunately, we humans have the capacity to improvise tools. This rock looks like a hammer to you too, right?
In August 2014 I put everything I owned into boxes, climbed into a U-Haul, and started driving.
Speed is an addiction. Speed will take your time, your money, and your sanity. Speed leaves grown men dazed, mumbling incoherently about the importance of every tenth of every second. Speed is a cruel temptress, luring us in with glimpses of what could be, inflating egos and inspiring (false) confidence in talents and…
Like many gearhead fathers, I dread the coming day when the wall goes up. And it’s not just the teen years either - cars and coffee has a tough time competing with Minecraft. Happily there is a solution. A Defender, in fact.
As much as I like to think of myself as an overlander I’m not, not really. Most of my adventures are day trips or at most weekend trips and i’m hardly ever traveling from one place to the next or over great distance as much as I would like to. Being married with a young family has tempered my dreams from Ushuaia to…
On March 27, while riding a $450 motorcycle through Vietnam, I lost my backpack. It contained my camera, computer, and two hard drives containing seven months of RAW photos and videos. This is what I learned from the ordeal.
Those of you who may have noticed me eating a bowl of dry cat food and milk this morning may come to the reasonable conclusion that I’m pretty distracted. This time it’s not because I drank more of that blue liquid I found behind the furnace, it’s because tomorrow I leave for Italy and the Mille Miglia. And I’m very…
This is Mike. Mike quit his job last May and decided to go on an adventure. He’s nearly 30,000 miles in, traveling from Virginia to Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between, and he’s doing it all on the next best thing to a Honda Grom – a Honda Ruckus.
Last September, I boarded a plane to Denmark. It was the start of a seven and a half month, round-the-world adventure. Yesterday at 10:05am, I landed at LAX. Man, this place is weird.
In less than the time required to catch up on a few Game of Thrones episodes, I went from my house to the location in the photo above. Sadly, this is the first time I've ever been there. Here are my thoughts on why it's worth getting off the couch and onto the road (or trail).
Buying a $450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here's how you can do it too.
Welcome to Overland & Expedition, a new blog pertaining to all things Overland and Expedition related.
The beauty of the adventure bike is the opportunity to travel off the beaten path, explore the unpaved world, and commune with nature. But nature poses certain risks. Among them: randy giraffes.
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls; former SAS reservist, Mount Everest climber, and recognized pee-drinker of the hit survival TV show Man Vs. Wild is now shilling luxury SUVs for Land Rover in pretty much the most logical co-branding effort ever.
Creek to ford? There are a slew of purpose built adventure bikes for the job. But just like the SUV that never leaves the suburbs, sometimes it's overkill, as this bagger-riding dad deftly demonstrates.