Biker Graham Field became obsessed with the TV game show Deal or No Deal, to the point where he just had to appear on it. He won £5000 and declared he was going to ride his motorbike to Mongolia and that is just what he did.
In this episode we talk with Mark White who over the years has focused all his overlanding energies on really exploring one area, Morocco. Having visited the country countless times Mark is a bit of an aficionado for this frequently visited overland destination.
Gareth Griffiths under the guise of Sirocco Overland has many years experience of Overland trips. When he and his partner Lisa Grubb, decided to emigrate to Australia from the UK what better way than to drive.
John and Suzanne Curran describe themselves as two 50-somethings who wanted to experience “Adventure before Dementia.” Not having done anything like this before they naively jumped in at the deep end and purchased a VW Syncro T3 (named Tigger for obvious reasons) and prompty hit the road.
Unplanned, Jacqui Furneaux, on her 50th birthday bought a 500cc Enfield Bullet in India and embarked on a 7-year adventure travelling through countless countries. She experienced broken bones, pirates and a few near death experiences.
Kirsty Larmour discusses the merits of travelling with kids, how they “prepared” for the trip, how the kids process and interpret their experiences and whether life on the road is beneficial to a child’s development.
Motorcyclist Steph Jeavons and I talk about travelling through all 7 continents, the challenges of India, the benefits of travelling by motorcycle on your own and what happens when you run out of money. We also talk about how she got to Antarctica.
Heather Ellis and I talk about her book ‘Ubuntu’ which chronicles her solo overland journey through Africa on her Yamaha TT600 in the 1990’s. Starting with a light-bulb moment her story has twists and turns like the roads she rides.
We chat to Jason Hamasu from Oregon Trail Off-Road about their 44 day challenging overland expedition retracing the historic Oregon Trail through 6 states. Their route followed the original wagon trail set out by pioneers in the early 1800’s as closely as possible.
Motorcyclist Ed Gill and 4x4 overlander and filmmaker Jon Beardmore discuss both their adventures that took similar routes through Central Asia. We talk about “winging it”, lessons learnt, logistics, staying safe, politics and life on the road.
In this episode I chat to Andrew Rogerson AKA The Cycling Scouser about his epic charity fuelled bicycle ride from Shanghai to Liverpool in aid of the Anthony Nolan charity and specifically for a young lad called Charlie Fearns. We talk about the importance of social media, cycling uphill, bad Chinese food, being held at gun point and football hooligans of all things.
We chat with Australian/British adventurer, David Priddis about his love of short motorcycle trips and his 4-year overland trip around the world in two Land Rover Defenders. David talks about being a solo traveller, choosing the right gear, gadgets, broken clutches and being hunted down by armed border guards in Africa.
We chat with 4x4 overlander Paul Crittenden about his introduction to overlanding via the Mongol Rally and his 4 year, true circumnavigation of the Earth in his 1995 Land Rover Defender 110 Station Wagon. Paul talks about getting stranded in a remote Andean farming village for seven weeks, transferable skills from his pre-overlanding days and shifting paradigms. You can find out more about Paul’s trip at http://www.goingoverland.com/
In this week’s episode we chat with cycle tourist Jack Crisp. In 2014 Jack set off on an 18-month adventure heading south through the Americas from British Columbia to Patagonia. In this podcast Jack and I discuss the trials and tribulations of being a solo cyclist on an extended trip. We talk about trip intentions, social media and keeping a diary.
In this week's episode we talk to Stephen and Michele Stewart at the Adventure Overland Show about their worldly adventures. Stephen’s incredible story starts back in 1969 when he travelled overland to India with 500 other students as part of the Comex 3 expedition. In the early 70’s he drove an old Land Rover from South Africa back to the UK via central Afghanistan and worked for Encounter Overland driving trucks (with passengers) from London to Johannesburg and London to Kathmandu. Since 2009 he and his wife, Michele, have continued to travel overland in their German built MAN based Bimobil truck.
In the first episode of The Overlanding Podcast, our hosts, Andy and Emma from Around the World in 800 Days talk about their world overland trip in their 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf. The couple talk about their inspiration, history and their new podcast.