Opinion/Educational/Humor

My Overland Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore was completed in 1941 as a way to not only promote tourism to the local area but pay tribute to some of our country’s greatest leaders. I thought it would be interesting to explore my own conceptual “Overland Mount Rushmore” of the four fellow overlanders that I enjoy following. So let’s take a […]

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Podcast

Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 11

In this episode of Adam from Overland History and I have a fireside chat about the history of Overland History, our mutual love of the Jeep Cherokee, and some other randomness. Sit back and enjoy a look into one of my favorite instagram feeds. Mentioned in this Episode Overland History – Facebook Instagram Website (Coming […]

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Overland 101

Intro to Communications

When looking at communication systems for overland adventure travel there are a wide range of options. The goal of this article is to cover the basics and introduce the various systems, how they work, how they are similar, how they are different, and what their advantages and disadvantages are. In later articles we will expand […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 10

Hard to believe we’re on our 10th episode already. This time around I have Dan Grec and Benjy Davenport on to discuss the ins and outs of international overland travel vs domestic adventure travel. There’s no single right way to do things. However there are some subtitles to how builds are approached. So sit back […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 9

What happens when 6 people with 4 microphones sit around a campfire a few days removed from Overland Expo East? Shenanigans, that’s what. Full disclaimer, this episode is not to be taken too seriously. It was recorded after, during, and before more than a few adult beverage were consumed. It’s lighthearted yet touches on many […]

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Product Review

Everyday Carry Review

There are a number of products I take for granted because they are part of my everyday carry. Thankfully they are quality products that I can rely on day in and day out without having to worry about their quality. In this article I’ll give you a rundown of what I carry with me on […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 8

How risky is international travel? What kind of first aid kit should you carry? Are flip-flops safe footware? If you have questions like this then this is the episode for you. The best part it there are three guests – yes, three – on this episode bringing together their varied professional backgrounds and years of […]

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Event Report

Five Years of Overland Expo

With just under a week to go before Overland Expo East 2019 I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at all the Overland Expos I have attended over the last five years. In total I’ve been to seven so far and this fall marks my eighth total. I’ve been […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 7

Ever have one of those moments where things don’t go according to plan? Well that’s been the story of this podcast for the last month or so. For some reason things weren’t publishing properly from the blog to the iTunes Podcast library. However <knock on wood> everything seems to work now. Mentioned in this Episode: […]

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Event Report

American Adventurist Appalachian Rendezvous

There is one event every year that I go to that is for me. I know that might sound selfish, but it’s true. It is hands-down my favorite event for a number of reasons. I enjoy it so much I think you would to. Read on for why you should add an American Adventurist Rendezvous […]

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Trip Report

A Tail of Two Tours

One of the perks of the job is networking with other industry professionals. Occasionally this means opportunities come my way that are too good to pass up. Luckily I’m not a selfish person and I would like to share some of those opportunities with you. In this case, while in Ohio, I had the opportunity […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 6

Picking up where we left off last week, Dan Grec and I discuss trip finances. We cover tips on saving money before the trip, as well as ways to save money while traveling. Mentioned in this Episode: The Road Chose Me Blog Page The Road Chose Me on Instagram The Road Chose Me on Facebook […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 5

The time has come for the very first guest of the Echoes of Adventure Podcast. I know I’ve drug my feet a little, but I promise it’s been worth it. Mentioned in this Episode: The Road Chose Me Blog Page The Road Chose Me on Instagram The Road Chose Me on Facebook Dan Grec’s Author […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 4

Have you ever been afraid of missing out on something. Whether it’s trying to fit too much into too little time, leaving the real world behind for some time away, or even making sacrifices to live a life counter to the norm it’s a real struggle. It’s also something I don’t think people talk about […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 3

In the first episode we looked at the foundations of a podcast. Last week we examined my own origin story. Part of that story is the No Highways Tour. I thought I’d pull back the curtain and give you some tips and tricks that I use when planning a long-distance trip that covers multiple states […]

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 2

All superheroes have an origin story. They shape and influence the character and actions of the superhero throughout their life. I am by no means a superhero but I do have an origin story. There are moments in my life that have shaped me into the person I am today.

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Echoes of Adventure: Season 1, Episode 1

Well, it’s finally happened. After a few setbacks, some distractions and delays, and even a few technical difficulties, Episode 1 is finally live. Check it out via the embedded player below and stay tuned for Episode 2 next week! Huge thanks to LT Wright Knives for helping make this podcast happen. Check them out via […]

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Opinion/Educational/Humor

ECOA is Back!

The ECOA blog is back… sort of. Still a few things that need tweaked (mostly cosmetic stuff), but for the most part the site should be working. You’ll also notice a few new secotions. First, new for the second half of 2019 is a revival of the Patron Support Team. This will go a long […]

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Opinion/Educational/Humor

ECOA is about to get a facelift!

Over the next few days the East Coast Overland Adventures website will be undergoing a major comprehensive overhaul.  This will be an inside out teardown and rebuild of our digital home.  This will not only increase functionality of the blog but it will also add some new features to the site.  What are those features? Well, you’ll […]

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Opinion/Educational/Humor

Back to Basics

I recently returned home from managing the Overland Demo Area at the 9th Annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.  It was a modest display, but between my trailer, Dan’s Africa Jeep, and Eric’s Postal Scrambler and Bantam Trailer we did a solid job of representing the overland adventure lifestyle to the Jeep community. During the event […]

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