After much personal deliberation, I have decided to start an Overlanding Site and channel based on and in VA along with my other travels. The current goal is to go live on March 1st, 2021 Sign up to receive updates via my current contact page HERE

The original Rig setup March 2020 Oh how things have changed in a year.

 o·ver·land

/ˈōvərˌland/

verb

BRITISH

gerund or present participle: Overlanding

  1. travel a long distance overland.

  2. "they left the ship and overlanded to Coolgardie"

  • HISTORICAL•AUSTRALIAN

  • drive (livestock) over a long distance.

    • "100,000 cattle were overlanded out of the Territory annually"

 

This was the definition Google found not in Websters yet! 

 

Here's the best one I have found for me

Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal.

 

Until early 2020 I had no idea this was a thing or even a word, But obviously, I discovered this, and it was all thanks to a real bad guy outside of Atlanta that totaled my Nissan Murano on I85 in a hit a run. In hindsight, I think I owe him a thank you because if not for him, well, this page and these stories would not be here. In a way, Overlanding and getting back to nature in 2020 probably saved my life, but that is a story for another day. 

 

 December 23rd, 2019, I purchased a brand new 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. I had no idea what I was buying; I just knew I needed a new vehicle. I had wanted another truck for years, and my wife pushed me to buy a truck, and for the first time in my life, I had the means to buy a brand new vehicle and shazaam I got a great deal, and I was off and on the road and soon to be open the trail. 

 

 I had done some offroading growing up, and after buying the Taco, a truck built purpose-built offroading, I quickly started looking for local off road trails to go play on and in this search found these "Overlanding" forums and sights. I've been an outdoors guy all my life, but in the last 12 years, I've focused on my business and family and had not been out and been myself like I should. With the new truck and the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, well, the time is perfect for getting into it. 

 

 Now a quick note after a spring, summer, and fall of outfitting the Taco in a few configurations and a few trips, I love this adventure. October 2020 COVID has forced my hand into early retirement or early semi retirement after 22 years as a commercial and editorial photographer. (see the burn out story here). I have spent the winter planning and building the 2021 rig and trip plans, so time will tell what will be coming. I am not a one that is big on being another youtube channel overland, whatever you want to call it, but I will try to start sharing and forging my own new path.