Overlanding vs. Off-Roading: Is There Really a Difference?

“Overlanding” and “off-roading”. Most outdoor adventurers tend to use those terms interchangeably. Do a quick hashtag search for #overlanding and #offroading and you’ll see basically the same thing.  So is there really any difference between the two?  Which is the best option for you and your outdoor adventures?  Can you slap a rooftop tent on your SUV and call yourself an overlander? In this 5-minute read you’ll get the definitive answer: Overlanding vs Offroading Pros and cons of each Which is right for your lifestyle? Let’s start with a quick … Read more

30 Frickin’ Sweet Camper Van Floor Plan Layout Ideas

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Picking a floor plan for your camper van is one of the most important decisions you’ll make, but it’s also so fun! Getting to design your own van that’s completely customized to you is super exciting, but you might just need some inspiration… So, I’ve compiled this list of 30 different camper van floor plans that you can browse through to get an idea of what your camper van will look like. Whether you want a large shower, bunk beds, or an outdoor kitchen, I’ve got it all right here! … Read more

9 Best Camping Kitchens for Cooking Anywhere!

Camp cooking…mmm, mmm, good! My mouth is literally starting to water right now as I’m thinking about s’mores, pancakes, grilled meat, mountain pies, and all that other yummy food you make while camping.  But actually cooking all that in a camping kitchen can really be a chore. Camp kitchens just don’t have the same conveniences as your home kitchen. Dishwasher…nope.  Large double bowl sink with on-demand hot water…nope. 6-burner stove with oven…sorry, no. That’s where the best portable camping kitchens come in. They give you a convenient place for prep, … Read more

How Much Do Pop Up Campers Weigh? Guide to Pop Up Camper Weight

Thinking of buying a pop-up camper? Then probably one of the first things you’re wondering is…how much do pop-up campers weigh?  You need to know the pop-up camper’s weight so you know if you’re vehicle is big enough to tow it. It won’t matter if it’s got a bathroom, full kitchen, king beds, and a cupboard for maple syrup if it’s too heavy for your tow vehicle, right? In 5-minutes I’ll give you everything you need to know to evaluate pop-up camper weight. Let’s get right into it! The Average … Read more

What Is Boondocking in an RV? Here’s the Complete Guide for 2022

Boondocking is one of the most exciting things you can do in your RV. It does take some extra planning and time, but boondocking spots will get you some of the best views and most secluded wild camping there is. Boondocking might seem scary if you’re a newbie, but as long as you follow some general guidelines, you’ll be just fine (and the Instagram-worthy views will be totally worth it). So here’s my complete guide to boondocking, everything from what you should plan beforehand, to safety guidelines, boondocking tips and … Read more

67 Epic Camping Tattoo Ideas – People Love #43!

Updated January 13th, 2024 If you love the great outdoors and are looking for a way to remember that love forever, you should get a camping tattoo! There are so many tattoo designs out there – everything from a simple but cute tent outline to a more detailed design such as a full color forest scene! So find a tattoo artist and get inspired by this giant list of beautiful camping tattoos! Take me to CAMPING Tattoo Ideas Take me to NATURE LOVERS Tattoo Ideas P.S. if you see any … Read more

Your Overland Kitchen Guide to What You Need and What You Don’t

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“Overlanding is driving somewhere remote, to eat something.” It’s hard to beat eating good food in epic places. That’s one of the perks of overlanding and why overlanders need to think about their overland kitchen setup.  You don’t have to survive on granola bars and trail mix while on an extended trip. With a simple overlanding kitchen setup, you’ll be ready to cook tasty meals with minimal hassle while off the grid.  So what should you include in your overlanding kitchen? I’ll go over exactly what you’ll need for simple, … Read more

Top Overlanding Roof Top Tents 2022 | Best Rooftop Tents

It’s the middle of the night.  You’re halfway into an overland trip, way out in the middle of nowhere. It took you 3 hours to find a clear spot to pitch your tent on the ground. Now you’re laying on your not-so-comfortable 1/2-inch thick foam pad at 2 AM listening to a coyote sniff around your tent.  I know what you’re thinking. “I shoulda bought a rooftop tent!!!” Because somewhere out there is a fellow overlander sleeping like a baby on top of their Jeep in an overland roof top … Read more

How to Start Overlanding | Overland Camping for Beginners

“All adventures, all memories and all travels start with a blank page!” So, you’ve got a blank page and now you’re starting to plan your first overlanding adventure. But an overland camping trip isn’t your run of the mill road trip. You’re gonna be in remote places on unknown roads depending solely on what you’re carrying in your vehicle. So you’ve probably got like a million and one questions rolling around in your head. -How do I start planning my overlanding trip?  -What kind of vehicle do I need?  -Do … Read more

What is Overlanding? Get Ready to Go Overland Camping!

“Adventure begins at the end of the roads you know.” Adventure is at the heart of overland camping. Overlanding is essentially an adventure-seeking road trip that combines elements of off-roading and camping into one freaking awesome expedition.  So if you like… Exploring new places Going off the beaten path Camping in the wild And occasionally getting lost …then overlanding is for you! So what exactly is overlanding and overland camping? Can I just go on a road trip in my minivan and call it overlanding? What do you need for … Read more