It’s a pleasure to host a re-blog from Black Frog Publishing.
This is the first in a series of Ultimate Resource for Overlanding articles to be found on their excellent site – a highly recommended follow.
Drawing on the considerable experience of co-enthusiasts Kirsty McGregor and Andy Robinson, in undertaking and running overland tours for a combined two decades, this series of blogs provides a essential introduction into the overland experience. A must read.
The first question we are usually asked is, ‘What exactly is overlanding?’
Overlanding, as the name suggests, describes undertaking a journey overland. You can overland on a train, in your own vehicle (be it a 4×4, motorcycle, bicycle or unicycle), on your own two feet or in an overland truck with other people. The essence of overlanding, no matter what your mode of transport, is that the journey is what is important, not the destination.
The origins of overlanding
Overlanding in a commercial sense started in the Sixties with equally mad Brits, Aussies and Kiwis setting off on journeys from London to Cape Town and the famous ‘Hippie Trail’ from London to Kathmandu (see The Evolution of Group Travel).
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