The Overland Travel Guide
Welcome to our overland travel guide! Leaving for an extended overland trip is not like jumping on a plane and going for a two week beach holiday in the Caribbean. There are many things to consider. Both, beforehand and while you are on the trip. Therefore we have divided our travel guide into three sections:
In the Trip Planning section we are going into greater detail, what has proofed to be useful to do before you actually leave. If you are still in your planning stages, take a look.
The Country Specific section leads you to all that valuable information from all the countries we have been to. Go there if you are interested in stuff like information about visa or permissions, directions, sights or beautiful spots to pitch your tent.
Browse through our country based overland travel guide
We are more than curious where this trip will take us
Which places are we going to see? How will it be seeing each other 24/7 and how will living together in a car work out? If you are as curious as we are, make sure you do not miss anything!
Overland Travel Guide: Trip Planning
Stage One: The Basics
Stage Two: Bureaucracy and Detailed Planning
Here comes the most exciting part – not really. Nevertheless, you should plan ahead with all those official documents and permits necessary for your trip! Click for all the must-haves and how-tos!
Obligations at Home
Leaving for a multiple month overland trip means leaving most of your stuff behind or getting rid of it before you leave. The same applies to insurances or liabilities you might have at home. Get our advice!
Sources of Information
Here we have put together all the resources we used for trip planning. Information is scattered over books and websites. Click for a comprehensive must-read list!
Stage Three: Staying Healthy and Safe
Emergencies and Insurances
Emergencies can happen to anyone anywhere. Though overland travelers may be more venturesome than most other people, please consider these things and you will get off rather cheaply from most emergencies!
The best equipment on earth will not do any good if you cannot use it! Read more about what we think is useful to train and test before it gets serious.