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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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[Trip Report] 2 events, 14 states, 14 days, and 5,000 miles

Earlier this month I left on a two week trip that turned out to be a lot crazier than I expected.  In total I covered nearly 5,000 miles over two weeks and hit a total of 14 states.  The first of the events was the first ECOA Overland Skills Weekend at James River State Park […]

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Starting off the year right: Expedition to the New Year with Overland History

I couldn’t think of a better way to end 2018 and start 2019 than spending a weekend camping with some fellow overland adventure enthusiasts. As soon as I saw this I thought,“WHERE DO I SIGN?!?” Adam from Overland History put together another “Expedition to the New Year” event this year and I was lucky enough […]

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[Trip Report] Three weekend of car-camping

Previous I wrote (or more accurately ranted) about the whole what is or is not “overlanding” debate.  Truth be told, I’m not opposed to calling a spade a spade when in fact it’s actually a spade.  In this case, I spent the last three weekends of October car-camping.  Was it “overlanding?” No, not really.  Does it matter? Of course […]

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[Trip Report] – Two weeks in NC for the Appalachian Rendezvous and Overland Expo East

Although the original plan for my trip to NC for the Appalachian Rendezvous and Overland Expo East this year was scrapped, it still managed to pull off a two week trip to one of the most beautiful states on the east coast. Even though Vol 2 of the 2017 No Highways Tour was postponed,I still […]

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Trip Report: BROG’s August Overlanders’ Hangout & More Exploring in Jefferson National Forest

Although it was a bit last minute, I’ll never turn down a chance to head to Virginia and hang out with the folks at Blue Ridge Overland Gear.  They decided to host another Overlanders’ Hangout along with Mountain State Overland this month.  Matt also offered up a chance to camp on his farm. I promise […]

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Trip Report: Shadow of Skyline + VA4wdA Earth Day Trail Maintenance Day.

A few weeks ago I received two things that when combined turned out to be one epic adventure.  The first was a route called the “Shadow of Skyline.”  It was developed by Greg (aka @greghenle) and he was excited to share it with me and get my thoughts on it.  The second was an invite […]

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Trip Report: Exploring Tuscarora State Forest

Early last week I got an event invite from one of my local overland friends Jonathan (aka @smithcreate on IG).  He wanted to put together a little day-trip around one of the local state forests, show off some cool things he had found over the years, and then go camping on some family land he […]

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Resuming work on the “One Lap of Michaux”

One of the first articles I published on this blog was about my “One Lap of Michaux” project.  It was eventually refined and published in Issue #12 of OutdoorX4 magazine.  Although in many ways the route is cool enough to stand on its own, I’m not one to leave well enough alone. Every trip has […]

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Reflections on the 2016 No Highways Tour and Overland Expo West

The original plan for the 2016 NHT was an ambitious, maybe too ambitious, three month coast-to-coast trip.  As time passed the plan for the trip began to shorten until finally it was nothing more than a few weeks.  The backup to the contingency plan saw the trip diluted from over 20 states to just four. […]

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