New Road To Tuktoyaktuk Opens

New road marks the end of an era.

A $300 million dollar all season road project that took 4 years and several decades to plan opens November 15, 2017. For those of us who had the opportunity to drive the seasonal ice road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk it is a bittersweet moment. That road was only open each year from mid December to April, leaving Tuk isolated the remainder of the year. It was quite an experience driving first on the Mackenzie river passing frozen ships on the way and then driving on the Arctic Ocean before reaching the frozen town of Tuk. 

The following images were taken on the ice road during Drive The Globe's Arctic Circle Expedition in 2007.

For more information and news regarding the road opening:

Mercedes Unimog - A Walk Around Video

Drive The Globe - 1979 Mercedes Unimog Walk Around - Overland Expo East 2017

The following video was filmed at the 2017 Overland Expo East at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville North Carolina by Jason Koertge of Swell Runner Overland. 

Jason, and Drive The Globe's Michael Ladden cover the Unimog from bumper to bumper and show why this vehicle is unique and adventure ready.

A big thank you to Jason for this awesome video. Be sure to check out his other work at:


Roof Top Tent Rally - James River State Park Virginia

Oct 20-22, James River State Park Virginia

Meet other overlanders or explore the overlanding lifestyle for the first time.

Explore the park: mountain biking or hiking on 22 miles of trails. enjoy our fall festival and 5k run on saturday.

Ground tents are welcome. RVs and campers are not permitted at this event.

Location: Amphitheater Field.

Early registration: $20 per camping unit. Registration at the event: $40
Day passes available for $4 per day. 

Overland Expo East 2017 Photos & Video

Overland Expo East 2017 is a wrap. Beautiful weather and a great venue at the Biltmore in Asheville NC brought out large crowds to view the many overland vehicles & motorcycles, attend classes and meet adventure travelers from all around the globe.  A big thank you to Roseann & Jonathan Hanson and their crew for once again putting on a first class event. Michael Ladden and Carl Davis represented Drive The Globe at the event and took the photos below.