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The Overlanding Podcast #14

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A few months ago we were lucky enough to be invited to attend a podcast recording with Andrew from The Overlanding Podcast. It was great to sit around his virtual campfire and chat about all of our overland travels from Morocco through to our big trip getting to Australia. I had to dig deep into the memory to recall some of the details but it was great to discuss all things overlanding. If you have a spare hour, pop the kettle on, plug in the headphones and give it a listen. Apologies for the sniffles, I was quite ill the day of recording.

Click here to go to The Overlanding Podcast website

 

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Off The Road – Our Story

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If you have been following along on Facebook or Instagram recently you might have heard that our story has been published in a book by Gestalten (yes, a real paper, hold in your hand, book!). But it is not just us, there a several other travellers stories filling this book with great adventures from around the world. We were however lucky enough to score the front cover.

Many people have been asking where to buy the book from. I am not really best placed to answer this question as we really have no input on the book or its publishing, we have merely contributed our story and photos.

You could always support your local book store and go directly there. The ISBN is: 978-3-89955-594-3 which should make finding it a whole lot easier.

For those in Europe you could buy it online direct from Gestalten:

http://shop.gestalten.com/books/off-the-road.html

For those in Australia you could buy online from Langsom:

Off the Road – Explorers, Vans, and Life off the Beaten Track

To find a store in your Country/State/City have a look on Gestaltens site here:

http://news.gestalten.com/community/recommendedshops/

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Tiktaalik Field Knife Set – Kickstarter Campaign

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All overlanders have their own way of doing things. From vehicle choice to camp chairs, through to stove fuel type and sleeping arrangements. Everyone does things differently, yet nobody can deny that a well thought out, well made product, tailored to the outdoor community deserves recognition.

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Overlanders Tips: Tread Lightly Please…

Most people that travel have a healthy respect for the environment they live in and that of the country they travel to. Im not going to preach to the converted but this is especially important when your living our of your vehicle and this presents  its own challenges. In developed countries waste disposal of day to day items along with old engine oils etc is not much of a problem, these can be responsibly recycled. However, when you are faced with 10-15L of waste oils in a developing country what do you do?

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365 Days Later…

26th January 2013 we said goodbye to everybody and everything we knew and drove out of my parents driveway in Swansea chasing the sunrise east until we couldn’t possibly drive any further on the Eurasia continent. I will never forget that day. With a lump in my throat I drove for the last time through streets of childhood memories and down familiar roads. Its difficult to describe what we were feeling at that point in time. It was certainly a small mix of sadness and apprehension, along with questioning doubt. We didn’t know what lay ahead for us, what the road would throw at us or what would happen next. We were very sad to be leaving loved ones behind but we knew that overall we were doing the right thing. It felt right. To make a change and better ourselves. (more…)