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.

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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. 

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The Last Piece of The Mog Returns Home Via Montreal

Spare tire left in Labrador returns home via Montreal and a midnight pickup.

Sometimes it seems like a trip never ends. After our โ€œbreakdownโ€ in Labrador and the subsequent decision to leave the spare tire behind because of weight considerations we had to figure out a way to get a 275 pound large tire back home. As it turned out the easiest way was to have it shipped to Montreal and then pick it up- might as well make it a weekend getaway to Montreal in the process.  Things never go quite as planned though and I expected it to be waiting for me at the Hilton when I arrived. No such luck though. So at 11:30pm on a Friday night we found ourselves on the outskirts of Montreal at a freight distribution center trying to make the midnight deadline (they close for the weekend) to pick up our much sought after spare tire.

Success! With only minutes to spare after a long drive from Connecticut the tire was loaded into our Jeep Rubicon by removing the rear roof and we were on our way for a weekend in Montreal.