Overland Adventuring?

1 05 2012

I have been modding my Jeep, and have kind of actually started to fall in love with the idea of Overland Adventures.  What is Overlanding you ask?  Well here is a brief explanation that I have read.

Overlanding is about exploration, rather than conquering obstacles. While the roads and trails we travel might be rough or technically challenging, they are the means to an end, not the goal itself. The goal is to see and learn about our world, whether on a weekend trip 100 miles from home or a 10,000-mile expedition across another continent. The vehicle and equipment can be simple or extravagant – they, too, are simply means to an end. History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency – these are the rewards of overlanding.

Now the reason I decided to put this on my blog is because of a couple of reasons.  First, we all live in our own little spheres of life….so why not explore other peoples spheres of life and see how others live.  Second, I feel like most of us have some desire to see other places on this beautiful earth.  Third, life is short and we should try and experience as much of the beauty and life that surrounds us.

At this time in my life, I have 3 young kids so long overland adventures are kind of a no go right now.  But that doesn’t mean that I couldn’t start with 2-3 day trips with the family and see how it goes.  There is something about getting away from the hustle bustle of the city and enjoying the wilderness.  I enjoy it, my wife (for the most part) enjoy’s it, and my kids love it!

So with all of the things we all “have to get done” in our lives, don’t let “life” pass you bye!  Get out and enjoy life, and nature!

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