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Lance lives in Northern Utah with his wife, Amy and their four children. He finds that "getting off of the grid" has been something that excites him, and also inspires him. He spent many early years in the front passenger seat of his father’s 1974 Jeep CJ5 bouncing around in the mountains of the west. This Jeep has been restored and he now takes his family on casual rides in it. He enjoys nature, doing artwork, photography, and helping his family, friends, and others see the beauty in the world. His passion for automobiles has led him to a supercharged 80 series, 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser. His wife also drives a built Land Cruiser (100 series). While he balances family, career, and hobbies, he is always interested in getting in the rig to find a new adventure or location while capturing some lasting memories. Follow Lance on Instagram.
Thomas started “wheeling” at a super young age thanks to his parents and a 4wheeler by age six. He grew up in rural Ohio and rode a quad with on adventures most of his childhood. As he grew older he dreamed of owning a Jeep. When he was deployed with the Air Force and had a little spending money, he decided to make the dream a reality. He shipped the Jeep to England where he lives now and he's hit the ground running since. Learn more about Thomas.
Noah and his girlfriend Amalie have been traveling and living out of their Toyota T100 since last summer. They started in Oregon and circumnavigated the United States before dropping into Baja where they currently reside. This trip has been a long time dream of theirs and last year they dropped their careers, put everything in storage and hit the road. They have seen so many places that they would have never been able to get to on the short vacations they were accustomed to. Learn more about Noah and Amalie on Instagram.
Born an raised in the german capital Berlin, Markus and his family moved to Ulm in the southern part of the country, to be that much closer to the mountains. The family loves to be outside and takes every opportunity to spent their time outdoors. The tools for that are their 2004 Land Rover Defender 110 and their 1991 VW T3 Syncro. Markus tweaked and restored these rigs over the last past years to be prepared for the small weekend adventures as well as the big trips around Europe and Afrika. As a photographer and an enthusiast for all sorts of fun outdoor activities, this way of traveling represents the best way to make the most out of your travels. He’s the most happy when there’s a campfire going in front of the van after a day full of activities. Follow Markus on Instagram.
Basil currently lives in San Diego, California. He is an Adventure Off Road Photographer, and writer. His vehicle is a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser that is outfitted for long term overland travel. When he is not shooting photos you can find Basil Surfing, Camping, Hiking, or just wandering around. Learn more at Basil Lynch Photography.
Jonathan is a Boston based photographer and adventurist with a passion for adventure-lifestyle and portrait photography. He lives his life in close accord with the natural world where he resources his inspiration. When not on assignment, Jonathan can be found flying small airplanes around the Northeast and spending time on his greatest adventure; fatherhood. Learn more at Jonathan Rutherford Photography.
Bradley is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist from the Pacific Northwest. With a six year background in graphic design, as well as visual storytelling through photography and videography, he has honed his skills through a range of widely recognized projects. He continues to find success and fulfillment by helping tell amazing stories about extraordinary individuals. Learn more about Bradley Castañeda.
Jon is the owner of Crepeful, a restored 1972 Airstream trailer that he's turned into a gourmet mobile kitchen - sling sweet and savory crepes. He's always been a car fanatic and he's passion for wheels led him to purchase a Toyota Tacoma. Jon escapes everyday life whenever possible and he's been living on the road pretty much full-time since Overland Expo East in 2016. He's happy on the road because he's free to roam. Learn more about Jon.
Chris is an experienced web developer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who spent years working up the courage to leave the cubicle behind and follow his heart of adventure. A passionate photographer, story-teller, and four-wheel drive enthusiast, he wanders North America, living out of his camper-equipped Jeep Wrangler, in search of experiences and coffee. Follow Chris on Instagram and YouTube.
Stan was born and raised in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York where he divided his time between fly fishing and skateboarding. Tall mountains, pristine rivers and endless adventure opportunities eventually lured him to Denver, Colorado where he now resides with his wife and four children. He’s a former United States Marine and retired Air Traffic Controller. A fall and spinal cord injury in 2015 left him temporarily paralyzed from the waist down. After two years of recovery and physical therapy, he’s thrilled to be walking and enjoying adventure again. Stan is the editor of Toyota Trails magazine and a senior editor at OutdoorX4 magazine. Follow him on Instagram.
Justin’s passion for the outdoors began in his late teens as an outdoor recreation major at Northern Arizona University. Growing up in San Diego, California he was an avid skateboarder, but his move to the mountains lead him to discover an interest in mountain biking, sea kayaking, 4-wheeling and camping. These interests lead him to purchase his first Jeep and took him down the path of more difficult trails. Today, he is passing this passion for the outdoors down to his two boys. While still enjoying a good trail ride, he now focuses his overland travel on getting back to the trailhead. Follow him on Instagram.
August 2017 | Harley
Harley is an outdoor adventurer and traveler from Southern California. A serious hobby photographer and a tech Engineer. He had initially purchased a Subaru Forester drive daily and get him get me out to the trails on the weekends. His career in tech has allowed him to live the lifestyle he wants while giving him freedom. He's happiest when traveling his girlfriend, dog and other close friends to remote locations on the West Coast. His Subaru build is something truly unique and the support from the overland community keeps his wheels turning. Follow Harley on Instagram, YouTube and visit his website.
Residing in Portland Oregon, Isaac Marchionna works in the film, tv, animation, and motion design world. Isaac is a contributing writer to multiple print magazines, and websites, and has been combining passions to document travel and vehicle modifications for the past few years. Have dog, will travel. Follow Isaac on Instagram (@lawndartdesign) and his website (www.lawndartdesign.com).
Bryon has lived as a full-time overland traveler since late 2011 and is always searching for new and varied experiences, usually based around outdoor adventures like whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, skiing and the like. As a photographer and journalist he strives to capture the intersection of overland travel and adventure sports. Besides contributing to many online and print media outlets he also shares his adventures through his website Exploring Elements. Follow Bryon on Instagram / Facebook / Twitter.
When Chad and his wife took ownership of the '78 Toyota FJ40 that had been in the family for 20 years, they hadn't any idea what adventures were in store for their urban Seattle family. Within just a few months, they and their 40 had traversed the coastal roads from San Diego to Seattle, climbed gnarly trails to pristine alpine lakes, and camped along remote rivers and meadows, their eyes opened to the beauty of wandering up a forest road. Fast forward 5 years and they're still at it, now driven to draw others into the friendship and community that a trip to the mountains brings. You can follow along and get in touch through Instagram.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, for college in 2009. While working on his business degree in the Embry-Riddle undergraduate program, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. He fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, which led him to Overland Journal. Chris was immediately hooked by the concept of overlanding, which combines the excitement and adventure of flying with his affection for cars and trucks. After receiving his degree, Chris did a summer internship with Overland Journal before accepting a full-time position on our team. Follow Chris on Instagram.
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