Drive The Globe Launches All New Website

Our new design.

Alas, it has been nearly 8 years since our last web site design & update. That is a long time. Things have changed considerably in the tech world. Many of the functions on our old site simply don't work very well anymore- or in some cases don't work at all. 

We have spent a significant amount of time launching this new site. Our goals are fairly simple.

  • A clean, easy to use & visually stimulating layout
  • Significant focus on media content such as photos & videos
  • Integration with today's social media including; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & YouTube
  • Mobile friendly. It has to work with iPads, Androids, Tablets & the like
  • Preserve & respect our past archives & present them in easy to use formats
  • Make the site easier & quicker to update in the future

Gone is Adobe Flash, outdated Java, pop-up windows, browser compatibility restrictions & slow load times. Our new format should be quicker & cross platform compatible. Probably the most significant upgrade is that our new site is responsive, meaning that you can resize your browser and the content (including the images, slideshows) will also automatically resize to help give you optimized viewing experiences.  This is especially helpful if you are using any kind of mobile device.  We have found that nearly 60 percent of all our web traffic comes from mobile devices!

We truly hope that you enjoy this new site & we look forward to sharing our adventures for years to come.

 

Our old design.

Overlanders' Handbook by Chris Scott

Chris Scott and his band of globetrotting contributors and specialists have put together the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Overlanders’ Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris’s other books are known – it doesn’t assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap. Planning – When to go; typical costs; documentation; sponsorship; early overland journeys. Vehicle choice and preparation – The Overlanders’ Handbook is the most comprehensive account in print, covering everything from adapting a cheap car to equipping a campervan or 4x4 for months on the road, or even building and outfitting your own accommodation module to mount on an all-terrain truck chassis. Life on the road – How to handle dodgy borders, haggle over a purchase, treat a dodgy stomach and cope with crazy driving conditions. Guidance on wild camping; navigation and mapping strategies; onward shipping; advice for solo women overlanders; travelling with children or with pets; vehicle repairs and troubleshooting; and off-road driving techniques. Continental route outlines – Guidelines on both popular and obscure overland routes through Africa, Asia and Latin America. Includes fuel prices, easiest borders and best seasons, visa strategies, danger zones and regional highlights. Overlanders’ Tales – Half a dozen accounts of global adventures lasting months or even years – in vans, 4x4s and all-terrain trucks – from contributors aged from 9 to 69. Supported by the online resource: www.overlanders-handbook.com

Vintage Rovers Across Africa Land Rover Re-Build Photos

We have compiled more photos from the rebuild of the 1965 Land Rover Series IIA. This truck travelled nearly 8000 miles across Western Africa before returning home battered & beaten. It received a complete  engine re-build. In addition virtually every component on the vehicle either was replaced or refurbished. These days it has been relegated to parade & car show duty- and the occasional drive around town.