Inspirations

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

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Laddie and Anne found inspiration in blogs by Stephen Stewart and other overlanders.

Unimog U1300L into Expedition Campervan and Overland Campervans

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Connie & Peter’s Ubelix
Kamillo’s mog ADVrider

Links & Resources

Unimogs

Atkinson Vos

Located in the United Kingdom Atkinson Vos, a world leading Unimog specialist sells Unimogs and provides parts and servicing.

Links for Self builders

Wohnmobil selbst ausbauen und erweitern

Ulrich Dolde’s book Self build motorhome

Tern Overland

Tern Overland is a supplier of premium camper windows, doors, hatches, and roof vents, as well as other innovative components and complete campers.

Overland Travel Blogs 

Trip Truck

Cloud9 is born

Turn left at Cairo

Terratrotter

Moglander

Overlanding info

Overland Site

Credits

… to acknowledge the work of others and express gratitude for being able to share 

Lada's Vagabond

Josef Lada, Czech painter and writer created his own specific style. Some of his illustrations and caricatures are to be seen in our blog.

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https://unsplash.com/

Unspalsh, a source for free high-resolution photos

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Another Czech mate – Ondřej Sekora artist created “Ferda Mravenec” – Fred the Ant and “Beruška” – Betsy who now grace our blog.

Czech mates

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Jiří Hanzelka and Miroslav Zikmund

http://jalopnik.com/5822618/the-two-czechs-who-drove-across-the-world-in-a-tatra

It all started in 1947 with two Czechs and their trip from Buenos Aires to Lima in a Tatra 87 across the world’s then-highest road. Later these Czech mates traveled to the far east in two custom-built Tatra 805’s – expedition vehicles unsurpassed in their time. It would be their book “Přes Kordillery (“Across the Cordilleras”) that would fuel the imagination of an 8-year old. The Tatra 805 would become the boy’s dream vehicle.

Tatra 805

Upon immigration to Canada, the young man’s dreams were re-ignited. In the early years it was the 1975 Land Cruiser “Jeremiah” that got us to the Yukon.

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Later it would be “Basil” a 1969 Land Rover that transported us into the mountains on elusive mushroom hunts.

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But now, we yearn to wander further distances for a longer duration. The quest to find the right vehicle has begun.

P.S. There’ll be another Czech mate influencing our blog.  Allow us to introduce you to Josef Lada, Czech artist who created his own specific style. Some of his illustrations and caricatures will be shared in our blog.

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Another Czech mate – Ondřej Sekora artist created “Ferda Mravenec” – Fred the Ant and “Beruška” – Betsy who now grace our blog.

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About overlanding earth x 4×4

“Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.”

Intending to overland off the beaten path, earth x 4×4 will share our experiences and perhaps inspire so that others may attain their dreams. Join us in this “retirement” leg of our life journey.