When life started feeling a little stale for writer Graham Averill, he went out in search of a new hobby. He found it in his Toyoya 4Runner, which he’s been converting into his very own adventure vehicle.
The problem with current off-road EVs is that they’re anything but practical. So we dreamed up one that is.
I’ve lived in a van for a year. It sucks, and now I’m ready to change things up.
Instagram makes it look so easy
The SlimShady attaches to any roof rack and spans 42 square feet—plenty of shelter whether you’re escaping the brutal sun or waiting out a downpour. We featured it in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide.
Eco-conscious parents are turning to electric utility bikes to haul their most precious cargo: their children
Seven pieces of gear to upgrade any adventure rig
In which two bold but questionably sane adventurers actually do for reals what Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels only pretended to do
When President Biden needs a break from Putin and Mitch McConnell, he vacations on the Delmarva Peninsula, a blend of mid-Atlantic beauty, quirky accents, and tasty treasures from soil and sea. I grew up in the heart of it. Hear my song to this glorious land.
The later moon missions didn’t grab as much attention as the first landing in 1969, but they had something very cool on the gear front: the lunar rover, a lightweight go-kart that gave crews unmatched mobility on another world
At some point in every adventurous life, you need to pursue something completely trivial with such single-minded focus that it nearly drives you mad. Allow me to explain.
Luxury accommodations all year long, no hotel required
Bryan Rogala shows us around his Power Wagon build
Aftermarket driving lights are bright, right? Well, there’s a lot more to it than that.
This box has a locking lid, and it stacks on top of other Wolf Packs. At 20”x 16”, we found it small enough to stack four of these in the back of a 4Runner, or strap two to the roof rack. But it’s still big enough to hold miscellaneous gear…
Essential auto gear for the season’s worst-case scenarios
A father-daughter duo tackle the world's cheapest build-out and give you the guide to try it yourself
It keeps your mobile device accessible and in place on paved and dirt roads alike
Camper vans, pop-ups, RVs, and more—if you're ready to upgrade from tent camping, you've got plenty of options. Use this handy tool to pick your ideal vehicle setup.
For those looking to give vanlife a shot, follow these tips on renting and traveling with the family
As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, travel for many is still a faraway dream. But Ian Frazier reminds us that there’s no more promising feeling than hitting the road, windows down, hair blowing, full speed ahead.
Vanlife has totally mainstreamed. But if you don't have the finances to own a home on wheels, these companies have you covered.
Keep your car out of the shop (and save yourself a lot of money) by learning this simple skill
Adventure palaces that rule the open road
Is there such a thing as one adventuremobile that can do everything?
Vehicle rental sites like Outdoorsy and Turo are insanely popular, but like becoming a host on Airbnb, there is a lot you should consider before leaving your prized adventuremobile with people from the internet. One vanlord shares his wisdom.
The company is bringing its camping game to pop-tops—and we can't wait
And everything you need to know before driving over that snowy pass
And the details on how to install them
It all starts with having the right tools stashed in your vehicle
Prepare for the worst and never be caught off guard
Do you even tailgate, bro?
The most reliable partner I've ever had
Know what you're getting yourself into
Things to consider when you want to add solar to your adventure vehicle
Tips from the pros about the importance of communication, being prepared for a breakdown, and taking it slow
A 24-year-old woman drowned while attempting to reach the abandoned bus made famous by Christopher McCandless
With the help of Steven Glass and Mitchell Rosko, you could be living in a skoolie (complete with a fireplace and shower) within a year
Hell on wheels
Packing—or even sleeping in—your small station wagon requires extra planning. Here are our favorite tricks for taking your Subie on long trips.
Wes Siler takes a look at the new-for-2019 Ford Ranger
If your budget is somewhere between $3,000 and $1.5 million, there's a rig here for you
Here's a guarantee: if you show up to Overland Expo West, you'll of course see some incredible Jeeps and Toyota Tacomas. But the real way to take in this annual gathering in Flagstaff, Arizona, is to walk past the cliché Sprinter van build-outs and keep your eyes peeled for the trucks, vans, and other four-wheel-drive campers that are one of a kind. We spent all weekend tracking down some of these gems.
A truly game-changing long-haul camper
Learn about the different types of adventure vehicles and basic upgrades for your stock rig.
What the media gets wrong, and why, says a lot about how our society views vulnerable road users
Book an Airstream or a luxury tent outside of the Valley
Make your next four-wheeled adventure more than an extra-long commute with one of these new vehicles
Stop lying to yourself: you won't remember that you put your wallet, coffee, and phone on the roof of your car before you drive away.
It's not as off-road ready as the Sprinter, but it's miles ahead of its predecessor
We toured hundreds of impressive new models at this month's RV Experience event. These six stood out.
Ratchet straps, bungee cords, a tarp, and some organization required
The AWD-e aces snowy roads—but there's a catch
For less than two grand, these simple modifications will make a huge difference on dirt
The first mass-produced, off-road-ready camper to be sold in the U.S. in decades is a winner
Watch for an inside look at Eric Duckworth's larger-than-life overland setup.
The ABR E-Z Deflator is the cheapest, easiest way to improve your ride off-road
There are many noble qualities about living simple. But if you want to impress someone, for God's sake, don't tell them you live in your van.
Investing in the right truck is good. Investing in some quality add-ons is even better. (Spoiler alert: It's not gonna be cheap.)
You know those Jeeps you see with "Rubicon" printed across the hood? They're named after the Rubicon Trail, a 22-mile route through the Sierra Nevada outside Lake Tahoe that's chock-full of some of the most technical, beautiful off-road driving in the country.
After two weeks, I learned something: I'd do it again
Plus, why first dates are scary (even for falconers), and how to overcome your nerves
A cool custom BMW
This year's Overland Expo West was full of incredible adventure rigs, but nothing we saw seemed as comfortable or well thought out at Kristen Bor's Sprinter Van.
Professional skier Kalen Thorien has been living out of her 1993 Bigfoot trailer and 60-series Land Cruiser for two years.
We recently caught up with Kalen outside of Salt Lake to talk about her Cruiser and camper setup, how she manages her gear, and what she loves about her lifestyle.
A crew of our editors recently attended the Flagstaff event to check out the latest overlanding gear and the thousands of vehicles that drove in from around the world. Here are 11 of our favorites.
I spent three months camping with the trailer, which costs a fraction of most of its competitors. Here’s what I found.
An expedition ready teardrop for less than $10,000.
A seriously badass Jeep Wrangler.
One active couple's tips for life on the road
For those who want to watch TV when on a safari
The perfect car for outdoor lovers just got even better