Over the years DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures has had numerous articles published about its participants, staff, vehicles and expeditions. These items have appeared both locally as well as in National and International publications. We will be putting these articles here for your reading interest. Be patient as we continue to add more material. Please, if you see something we have missed, let us know. Sometimes we don't always know they are writing about us.

 

 

November 2017

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

Video By Jason Koertge

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.

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October 2017

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The Campers And Trailers Of Overland Expo East  Article By Chris Cordes

Story from October 10th, 2017 on Expedition Portal

While there are loads of awesome vehicles and products at Overland Expo each year, few command as much attention as the campers and trailers scattered throughout the show. These capable platforms not only look cool, but have made overlanding more comfortable, and in many ways more accessible than ever before. They enable owners to park at the base of a mountain in a snow storm then sleep in a warm dry bed, drive across Africa in an air-conditioned and secure cab, or watch a storm roll outside while enjoying a hot coffee in their dinette. They are homes on wheels, gateways to adventure, and some of our favorite products to use and write about. Thus, we’ve taken the opportunity to give them their own article, “The Campers and Trailers of Expo East.” Let us know which is your favorite!

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December 2016

 
 

Who Says The British Can't Cook Article By Jeffrey Aronson

Story from the 2016 edition of the Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge

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October 2015

 
 

The Coolest Adventure Vehicles We Found at Overland Expo  Article By Bryan Rogala


Each fall, adventure-travel enthusiasts gather on a ranch in Asheville, North Carolina, to check out hundreds of tricked-out adventure cars and trucks and to learn the ins and outs of overlanding. The event’s called Overland Expo, and it’s basically a dream come true for the editors at Outside. If you want to drool over the most badass, go-anywhere jeeps, trucks, vans, and bikes in the world, this is the spot. Hurricane Joaquin dumped buckets of rain on this year’s event, but we still spent a couple days walking around the venue rounding up our favorite rigs.

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Good Times To Celebrate Article By Jim Leach 

Drive The Globe's Jim Leach tells his story of the Ottawa Valley Land Rover Club's Birthday Party 2007. Drive The Globe alum Kim Groenendyk and her yellow Range Rover are featured. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine.

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Driving In Arctic Circles Article By Jim Leach

Drive The Globe | Overland Adventures accomplished one of its most ambitious expeditions when it traveled to the Arctic Circle in the winter of 2007. This trip began in Edmonton Alberta and followed the Alaska Highway and the Dempster Highway to Inuvik, North West Territory. Along the way we visited British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. The trek continued on over winter ice roads and ultimately reached Tuktoyaktuk, a small village on the Beaufort Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean). This three part article ran in Land Rover Monthly Magazine during the summer of 2007. Drive The Globe leaders Michael Ladden and Jim Leach were accompanied by Peter Goundry, Kim Groenendyk, Eric May and Neal Brenner.

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Doing Battle On Trail 666 Article By Jim Leach 

A narrative account of an off road adventure in Ardberg Ontario by a group of enthusiasts including Drive The Globe's Jim Leach, Ted Matthews and Patrick Findlay. Great coverage of Drive The Globe's Land Rover Defender 110 in the photos. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine.

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Get Down And Dirty Article By Jim Leach 

The story of the 2006 Mid Atlantic Land Rover Rally held in Virginia in October 2006. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine. 

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Right To The Top Article By Kim Groenendyk 

Drive The Globe led a summer adventure to the Gaspe Peninsula in Canada in July of 2006. The participants included; Michael and Karen Ladden, Jim Leach, Kim Groenendyk, Pat Macomber, John Penwell, Jason Kasprzak and Nick Correa. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine. 

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Beers, Burgers And Boulders Article By Jim Leach 

A narrative written by Jim Leach about the Spring 2006 Ottawa Valley Land Rover Club's annual birthday party in Silver Lake Ontario. This event was attended by a number of Drive The Globe alums, including Jim, Michael Ladden, Ted Matthews, Kim Groenendyk and Jason Kasprzak. Photos that ran included Michael Ladden's orange Land Rover Forward Control 101 and Ted Matthew's yellow expedition Range Rover. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine. 

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Baie Or Bust Article By Steve Hoare

This three part article ran in Land Rover Monthly Magazine during the summer of 2006. The topic though was far from summer. It outlines a trip made to the Baie James region of Northern Canada in the winter of 2006. Drive The Globe leaders Michael Ladden and Jim Leach traveled in Jim's expedition prepped Land Rover 110 Defender. Also on the trip was Kim Groenendyk, Ted Matthews, Mary Kaye, Peter Wood, John Cockell and Steve Hoare. Part I outlines personal gear preparation, Part II discusses vehicle preparation and Part III covers the expedition itself. 

 


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Overland- Be Prepared Article By Margaret and Mike Hingley

In May of 2006 Land Rover Monthly Magazine produced a 32 page camping and overland special publication. Drive The Globe | Overland Adventures was honored to be included as one of the top websites to assist in overland expedition preparation. This special publication included discussion of expedition gear, vehicle accessories, camping and cooking gear, expedition preparation and survival tactics in the third world. Drive The Globe continues to be a leader in the overland expedition world. 

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Off-Road Fun Canadian Style Article By Mary Kaye

Ottawa Valley Land Rover Club is the oldest and largest Land Rover club in North America. This article features their 22nd annual Birthday Party event in Silver Lake Ontario. Michael Ladden's orange expedition forward control is pictured along with Drive The Globe's Jim Leach and alums Ted Matthews and Mary Kaye. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine. 

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Mid Summer Birthday Article By Steve Hoare 

Maybe this issue is one to misplace. Unfortunately the incident is forever captured in this article. There are photos of the now infamous rollover of Michael Ladden's orange expedition forward control 101. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine. 

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Three In One Article By Steve Hoare 

A Land Rover outing in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania after a huge winter snow storm hits the East coast of the United States. Drive The Globe alum Peter Goundry joins the trip and provides photos for the magazine. This story ran in Land Rover Monthly, a British published magazine with the largest worldwide circulation of any Land Rover magazine. 

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21 Great Adventure Holidays 

Drive The Globe | Overland Adventures was included in Land Rover Owner International's list of 21 great holiday adventure companies. Michael Ladden and Paul Shumway, expedition leaders for Drive The Globe are mentioned in the summary and a photo of the four Vintage Rovers Across Africa vehicles is featured. (Michael's 1965 Series IIA, Shane Ballensky's yellow Forward Control 101, Jim Leach's late Series IIA and Al Cornell's Series 3). Al Cornell's truck is also seen cresting a Saharan dune. 

 



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Home From Home Article By Dan Stevens

The West Connecticut Rover Club, headed by Drive The Globe's Michael Ladden and Pat Macomber organized the largest gathering of Land Rovers in North America at an event called RoverFest. The event was held at Killington resort in Vermont in 2000 and 2001. This article was published by Land Rover Owner International magazine after RoverFest II. Michael Ladden's 101 forward control can be seen on page 6 before it was painted orange. Page 7 also includes a photo of Ladden's white Defender 90 involved in a fierce game of Rover polo with Kelly Davis manning the broom. If you look closely on page 9 you can see Drive The Globe alum Peter Goundry photographing the action. 

 



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Readers' Rovers

Readers' Rovers is a monthly feature in Land Rover Owner International Magazine. June of 1999 saw Drive The Globe President, Michael Ladden as well as alums, Peter Goundry, Mary Kaye and Ted Matthews featured after they took part in a trek to Moosonee Canada as part of an Arctic Circle trip that year. This story ran in Land Rover Owner International, a British published magazine with distribution worldwide. 

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Bordering On The Edge Article By Kevin Girling 

A gruelling 2300 mile trek across North America's toughest off-road terrain. This Border To Border expedition was run to celebrate Land Rover's 50th anniversary. The brain child of Simon Burn, this adventure was run by Drive The Globe's Pat Macomber in his one month old Land Rover Discovery. This story ran in Land Rover Owner International, a British published magazine with distribution worldwide. 

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