Tag Archives: Off Road

Here’s the Real Difference Between Overlanding And Off-Roading

Overlanding, off-roading: you might be inclined to think they’re both the same thing, since people use them interchangeably. But don’t be fooled—while they might share some similarities, overlanding and off-roading are two distinct driving practices that deserve to be named and defined properly. And the difference has…

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How I Pack Carry-On Only For A 10-Day African Safari

It should take about 23 hours door to door from my apartment in Los Angeles to the driver’s seat of a loaner truck in Johannesburg. Then, I’m going deep into creature country to look at the region’s magnificent animals. It’s a long journey to pack light for, but here’s how I make it work.

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The 2021 Ford Bronco Two-Door Prototype Looks Like An Off-Road Beast In These New Pictures

A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon hops joyously from rock to rock, enjoying the fresh air through its vacant doors and roof. Lurking in the wings, though, is the 2021 Ford Bronco ready to strike, and based on these new off-road spy photos of a two-door prototype, it looks like The Blue Oval is going to strike hard.

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How I Made My Cheap SUV Perfect For Sleeping, Camping, And Off-Roading

You don’t need to spend $50,000 to have a legit overland SUV you can off-road in all day and sleep in at night. You don’t even need to drop $10,000. I’m about $5,000 into my 1998 Mitsubishi Montero so far; here’s how I’ve got this budget-friendly rig set up without sacrificing too much comfort or safety.

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The Early ’90s Mazda MPV Is A Cool, Cheap 4WD Vanlife Vehicle We All Forgot About

Car camping is hot right now, and so are SUVs from the 1960s to the 1990s. I’m totally on board with all those things, so as far as I’m concerned, it’s a good time to be an enthusiast. But today, I was reminded that the Mazda MPV was a badass four-wheel drive SUV/van hybrid before it devolved into a Honda Odyssey…

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Walking ‘Contingency’ Is My Favorite Part Of Watching Off-Road Races

Desert racing isn’t for everyone–competition is punishing and standing on the sidelines will leave you picking sand from your pockets for weeks. But even if you’re not into that, can I interest you in tacos, swag, cervezas and stickers? Thought so. Come check out what’s called “contingency” with me.

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Chevy’s New Race Truck Makes Me Think There’s A Silverado ZR2 Coming

Chevrolet announced it’s going to run a Silverado in the Best In The Desert off-road racing series’ 1200 Stock Class, which is neat, but far more interesting is the fact that the truck will run a version of the Multimatic Spool Valve shocks that make the Colorado ZR2 cool and unique. Does this mean a Silverado ZR2 is…

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I Love Everything About This VW Bug Built for Overland Adventures

“This thing probably weighs about 3,000 pounds” says overland VW Bug builder Jamie Wiseman. That’s over 1,000 pounds porkier than a standard 1967 Beetle, and it looks like every ounce has gone to making this one extra excellent.

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The Best Honda Odyssey Was A ’70s Off Road Go-Kart

Many years before Honda built their now legendary Accord-based four-slamming-door high-roof miniature van, the Odyssey name was used by Honda’s Powersports division for a minimalist single-seat off-road go-kart. It weighed just under 400 pounds, and used a 250cc two-stroke ripper of an engine for personal off-road…

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I Convinced My Mom to Go Off-Roading With Me and I Don’t Know If She’ll Ever Forgive Me

One fateful day in the middle of the Texas summer, when temperatures were expected to be around 105 degrees, my mother, Jodi, and I pulled up to an off-road park outside of Dallas. It didn’t take us long to realize there wasn’t much shade out there, and that we were in over our heads with this business.

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