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Overlanding Out of Africa: Arabic plates have fines, Eslam, preparing to ship out, Egypt

This Piss Room, Please: Port Said in Egypt, we meet out fixer, ship out of Africa, Egypt

It’s The Journey, Not The Destination: Reaching the top of Africa, Port Said, video, Egypt

Snipered In Suez: Driving through Egpyt a sniper points his gun at us, Jaane

I See The Sea: Seeing the sea for the first time in nine months, EgyptEgypt desert

Boy These Egyptians Can Talk: Overlanding through Egypt

Firebombs And A Daylight Shooting In Aswan Part 2: Aswan, arriving in Egypt, Kamal the fixer

Firebombs And A Daylight Shooting In Aswan Part 1: Aswan, arriving in Egypt, Kamal the fixer

The Ferry From Sudan To Egypt: Wadi Halfa to Aswan,  the ferry from Sudan to Egypt

When Gareth Became An Honorary Woman For The Day: Wadi Halfa, Mazar Sudanese fixer, the ferry from Sudan to Egypt


Luckiest People In Sudan: How will we exit Sudan?, Jebel Barkal, North East Of Sudan, Phone call with Mazar

Sudan: Do Not Travel: Sudan travel, floods, Sudanese desert camp, Khartoum, Meroe Pyramids, Bradt Guide,

Wrap Up {Edition 40}: We did it – we crossed Africa, Entering a whole other World (Europe!)

Lalibela + The Tunnel Of Hell: Lalibela,  Floods in Northern Ethiopia, people pooing, Gondar castles

You, You, You: Ethiopia, Afar region, driving at night, injera, Adama

Tracking Ethiopian Wolves: Entering Ethiopian, Bale Mountains , radical Muslims, tracking Ethiopian Wolves, Ethiopian Wolf Research hut, Southern Ethiopia, Ramadan


Marsabit To Moyale: the road from Marsabit to Moyale in Northern Kenya, Camp Henry

Gin & Joy At Joy’s Camp:

How Did We End Up Here?: Kenyan Polo. Nyeri, Simon and Remo



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Wrap Up {Edition 33}: Back home, Extra touches, New look Troopy,  Enjoying the last of Australia, Booked to ship!

Wrap Up {Edition 34}: Prepping and cleaning the rig for shipping, Carnet De Passage, A few final touches including: Safari Snorkel and curtains, Flights booked, Waiting game

Wrap Up {Edition 35}: Troopy on a boat, BlackWolf support, Waiting, Queensland roadtrip, 5-year anniversary, visits with Boss, Interviewed by Hema Maps

Wrap Up {Edition 36}: Flying to Africa, Lonely Planet support, Durban, Waiting for the Troopy!

Troopy Arrives In Africa: Our Troopy reaches Durban, South Africa

Our First African Wildlife: Rhino, buffalo and dung beetle galore in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Wrap Up {Edition 37}: Christmas, Hello 2014!, Drakensberg, Karoo, Neiu Bethseda, Stellenbosch, Langebaan, Boulders Beach, Garden Route, Southern Most Tip of Africa, Cape Town, Citrusdal, Troopy overheating,

Lesotho Hair Pins and Heartache: Tackling Sani Pass and the churned up tracks of Lesotho

Robben Island: Political prison in South Africa

The Elephants Of Addo: Wildlife from a tarred road park!

Kariega: In infamous Thandi the Rhino who has been attacked by poachers and survived and meeting Dirk Meiring and his darling family

Cape Town, Baby and Heading North: Markets, Stellenbosch with Jacques, Wineries, Tracks4Africa, Mechanical Checkups, Overheating, Looked after in Springbok by Enrico, New radiator and fan, HOT in Augrabies Falls

Kalahari Desert {Part 1: Kgalagadi Lodge}: Driving into the Kalahari and finding an air conditioned escape!

Kalahari Desert {Part 2: !XAUS}: Experiencing the great Kalahari Desert in South Africa

Into Namibia We Go: Our first border crossing with the Carnet, Kolmanskop, Cape Diaz, heating up

The Olive Exclusive: Celebrating Gareth’s birthday in style in Windoek, Namibia

The Most Beautiful Road In Namibia: Driving the scenic D707 route

Tracking Desert Rhino: Wild desert rhino and desert elephant in Damaraland, Namibia

Whispered Words Atop Dune-45: Sossosvlei, Dead Vlei and having Dune 45 all to ourselves in Namibia

A Walk With The Himba People: We visit a traditional Hima village

A Busted Land Cruiser PART ONE: The day bolts sheared off our Troopy’s fan and left it dangling in the middle of Etosha

A Busted Land Cruiser PART TWO: Getting the Troopy’s cooling system fixed

Jackpot in Etosha: Awesome wildlife spotting in Etosha

Later, Botswana: Flooded out in Nxai Pan, Chobe National Park, Savuti

Zimbabwe Open For Business: Vic Falls, Hwange, Bullawayo,  Matobo Hills, Great Zimbabwe, Mana Pools

Zambia into Malawi: Brief days in Zambia, Lusaka, Kirsty’s Birthday, Cape Maclear

Wrap Up {Edition 38}: Africa is getting more African, Big bad officials (not), Money, 1 year, Lake Malawi

Pumulani – Rest Well: Lapping up  luxury

Hiking in Malawi and Car Park Camping: Mulanje Mountains hiking, Blantyre, Towards Matjete

Mkulumadzi Matjete: Experiencing the wildlife reserve and what we loved about it

Southern Malawi: Palm Beach, Bolera Palms athletics carnival, Orphanage visit, Liwonde National Park


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Kariega Private Game Reserve: A private game drive to see Thandi the rhino. Hosted by Kariega.

Kgalagadi Lodge: The perfect place to stay just outside the Kgalagadi. Hosted by the owner/operators.

!XAUS Lodge: In a remote corner of the Kalahari desert which we drove 90 dunes to reach. Hosted by !Xaus.

The Olive Exclusive: Celebrating Gareth’s birthday in Windhoek. Hosted by Big Sky.

Damaraland Camp: Tracking Desert Rhino In Damaraland, Namibia. Hosted by Wilderness Safaris.

Pumulani – Rest Well: In Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi. Hosted by Robin Pope Safaris.

Mkulumadzi: 12 Reasons We Loved our Stay here in Matjete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi. Hosted by Robin Pope Safaris.


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Raising awareness for KIVA


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SUMMARY SERIES: Northern Territory : Including our hits, misses and detailed statistics.

SUMMARY SERIES: Tasmania: Including our hits, misses and detailed statistics.

SUMMARY SERIES: Western Australia: Including our hits, misses and detailed statistics.




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Wrap Up {Edition 32}:  Leaving WA after 9079kms, Supporter Announcement: REDARC, An invitation to you

Wrap Up {Edition 31}: September 2013: The Ridiculouness, Margaret River, Esperance, Waychinicup, Cape Le Grand

Wrap Up {Edition 30}: August 2013: 20,000 KMs, Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef, Turquoise Bay, Ningaloo Station, Red Bluff at Quobba Station, Herron Point, Perth, A Simple Service Turns Wrong

Wrap Up {Edition 29}: August 2013: Swimming with Whale Sharks, Coral Bay, Exmouth, Ningaloo Reef, Charter Fishing, Snorkelling, Turtles, Jules & Marshy, Published in Pat Callinan’s Mag, Garry Good Gear: Long Ranger Water Tank

Wrap Up {Edition 28}: July 2013: Engagement, Horizontal Falls, Karijini National Park, Tom Price, Coral Bay

Wrap Up {Edition 27}: July 2013: Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls, Broome, Cape Leveque, Broken windscreen and roof, Worst Backpackers In The World

Wrap Up {Edition 26}: June 2013: Crossing the border from Northern Territory into Western Australia






SUMMARY SERIES: Driving The Northern Territory: A summary of our experience in Tasmania. Including: hits, misses and detailed statistics.

Wrap Up {Edition 26}: June 2013: Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park including Jim Jim Falls and Gunlom Falls, Jumping Crocs, Africa On The Mind

Wrap Up {Edition 25}: June 2013: Devil’s Marbles, Bitter Springs Elsey National Park, Litchfield Farm Stay, Battery Issues, Drifta Review

Wrap Up {Edition 24}: May 2013: Uluru National Park (Ayres Rock), Kings Canyon National Park, Macdonnell Ranges, Mereenie Loop, Alice Springs






Robbery At Dalhousie Springs: May 2013: Gareth woke one morning to realise he had been robbed…

Wrap Up {Edition 24}: May 2013: South Australian Outback, Mt Dare, Dalhousie Springs of Witjira National Park

WRAP UP {Edition 23}: May 2013: Eyre Peninsula, Memory Cove, Coffin Bay, Googs Track, Coober Pedy, South Australia Outback, Window Chips,

WRAP UP {Edition 22}: April 2013: Fishing, Adelaide, Dunny Paper & Cigarettes, Snow Peak Review






WRAP UP {Edition 21}: April 2013: Us On The Front Cover Of Pat Callinan’s Magazine, Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park, Lake Hindmarsh, Wyperfield National Park, Little Desert National Park, Finding Purpose, Keeping Fit On The Road

 WRAP UP {Edition 19}: April 2013: Victoria High Country






SUMMARY SERIES: Driving around Tasmania: A summary of our experience in Tasmania. Including: hits, misses and detailed statistics.

Wrap Up {Edition 20}: April 2013: Circumnavigating Tasmania, We Live In A Car, Tracking Expenses with iExpenseit iPhone App, Troopy Service

5 Incredible Outdoor Experiences In Tasmania: Research we did before we hit the road on awesome outdoor experiences in Tassy.






Wrap Up {Edition 19}: April 2013: Sydney Harbour Bridge Send Off, Support Announcement: True Blue Outdoors, 12 Days Deep, Tracking Expedition Stats






Our One Day Has Come: March 2013: We count down the final day until we jump in the Troopy and hit the road. Content in the knowledge that we have turned our ‘We’ll do it one day’ into reality.






WRAP UP {EDITION 18}: March 2013: Leaving Any Day, Moving Out, Bossy Finds Incredible Foster Parents, Support Announcement: Bilstein Shocks and PolyAir Bellow System via Heasman Steering, Support Announcement: Long Ranger water tank via Out Of Town 4WD, Hema Maps, Rear Arm Carrier, Lounge Cushion

WRAP UP {EDITION 17}: February 2013: Support Announcement: East Coast Bullbars, Support Announcement: VRS Winch, Packing Up Our Lives, Our Second Home Right Now Is The Expedition Centre, Wonder Packed Words, See-You-Soon Sessions With Friends

WRAP UP {EDITION 16}: February 2013: Drifta Fit Out, Support Announcement: Hema Maps, Support Announcement: MAXTRAX, Good Health & Grace In The Final Weeks, Garry Good Gear, Collecting The Car and A Night In Nelson Bay

WRAP UP {EDITION 15}February 2013: The Magazine, Custom Made Rear Door Carrier and Light, Support Announcement: LIFESAVER Bottle Australia, All Our Worldly Possessions, Troopy Still In With Drifta, Sneaky Birthday Trip To Thailand

WRAP UP {EDITION 14}February 2013: Troopy In With Drifta, Support Announcement: MGLSAT, Letting Go Of Stuff, BF Goodrich Tyres Fitted

WRAP UP {EDITION 13}: January 2013: Bossy Meets The Best Foster Parents In Australia, Tracks4Africa, Self Drive Safaris, Shower Installation, Loot Delivery,

WRAP UP {EDITION 12}: January 2013: Lights Go On In The troopy, Support Announcement: Drifta, Loving The Postman, Medical Checks, 44 Days To Go

WRAP UP {EDITION 11}: January 2013: A Brand New Year, Progress On The Rig, Support Announcement: Tracks4Africa, First Aid Course, Health On The Road, 51 Days To Go, Managing Our WIP (To Do List)

WRAP UP {EDITION 10}: December 2012: First Night In The Pop-Top, A Tour Of The Drifta Factory, Progress On The Vehicle, Minimalise Challenge, Christmas



WRAP UP {EDITION 09}December 2012: 100 Days To Go, Little Bits Of Kit, De-Clutter, Aussie Overlanders In Print

WRAP UP {EDITION 08}: November 2012: Minimalising And Make $2000 Challenge, Overland Vehicle Progress, What You Want Survey, South Australia Post Card

WRAP UP {EDITION 07}: November 2012: Partnership With The Pat Callinan 4X4 Team, Progress On The Rig, Canvas Sides Finally For The Pop-Top, An Hour Out Of Sydney Post Card

WRAP UP {EDITION 06}: October 2012: First Popping Of The Pop-Top, Work In Progress, Generosity And Thanks, Randy Reads, A Post Card For Romantics

WRAP UP {EDITION 05}: October 2012: Interior 4X4 Build Inspiration, Big News, Our Anniversary, Post Card From The Road

WRAP UP {EDITION 04}: October 2012: Pop-Top Conversion, 4WD Adventure Show, Trip Budget, 4WD Interior Inspiration, Post Card From A Morning Run

WRAP UP {EDITION 03}: October 2012: Troopy Roof Cut Off, Preparations, Beach Walkabout

WRAP UP {EDITION 02}: September 2012: Launching Our Dream, Shedding Stuff, Troopy Roof Conversion, Operation Feel Like A Lady When On The Road, On The Road In Queensland

WRAP UP {EDITION 01}: September 2012: Pop Top Roof, Snow Peak Fire Pit, Jibbon Beach






Tracks4Africa: The mapping systems we will be using in Africa.

Our 4WD Drifta Fit-Out: Click to see our custom 4WD interior and find out why we designed it the way we did.

Drifta Snow Peak Fire Pit: One of most favourite bits of kit. The post contains video and pics of the pit in action.

MGLSAT Satellite Phone: MGLSAT are a key supporter of this epic expedition. This post takes a look at their gear we will be travelling with.

True Blue Outdoors Canvas Kit: True Blue Outdoors provided the finishing touches on the Troopy days before we headed off. After months on the road, we now know that those few pieces of gear are absolutely invaluable to comfort on the road.

Cooking On The Road With Snow Peak Gear: We had a lot of questions about how we were cooking on the road – so we whacked together this post.




NOTE FROM THE ROAD #0: The Ideas Of Living

NOTE FROM THE ROAD: #1: May Your Wonders Never Cease





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Night Photography: Gareth shares some pointers he has learnt about night photography

Favourite Photographers: Gareth shares some of his favs



Overland Design Inspiration: If you are figuring out how to fit out your 4WD for an expedition or overland trip this post is packed full of visual inspiration.

9 Great Travel Books You Have Never Heard Of: Hunting around for some travel inspiration? Start here.

Africa Travel Inspiration: A stunning collection of images from our South African friends overlanding through Namibia.

Popping The Pop-Top Roof For The First Time: Video after the link.

Minimalise Your Life & Make $2000: While ridding ourselves of most of our worldly possessions in order to hit the the road we set this challenge. We dare you to take it on!

Behind The Scenes At Drifta: Drifta are an Aussie company making high quality 4WD fit-outs and drawer systems. We took a tour of their factory and shot this video.

A Year On The Road E-Book: After 12 months on the road we created this free e-book to celebrate and to share some of our top fav photos

What Would We Have Done Differently With Our Set-Up?: Answers here

 What We Like About Our Rig and Set-Up: Answers here

The African Overland Network: How it changed my life