Ditch the crowds with Gaia Overland, our brand new overlanding map. Designed in-house for planning big routes, navigating tricky terrain, and rerouting on the fly, Gaia Overland is the definitive map for all of your overlanding, offroading, and motorized adventures. MVUM, USFS, public land boundaries – it’s all in here. Take Gaia Overland offline and put it right on your vehicle’s dashboard.
What do you do when you’re unhappy in your corporate job? You hit the road and drive…all the way to Australia. That’s how Monique Song found her way into offroading and eventually becoming the beloved Overland Lady. Learn how Monique breaks down gender, racial, and cultural norms on her solo adventures around the world.
Overlanding upgrades often include expensive add-ons like lockers, a winch, or a new suspension. But there is a simple upgrade that will improve your vehicle’s traction, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny. Try airing down your tires. In this article, you’ll learn how to gauge tire pressure, the different methods for airing down, tools to make it easy, and how to air back up when you hit the pavement.
If you’re considering an overlanding or off-roading trip, you’ll need a quiver of off-road driving skills like how to handle sand, mud, river crossings, and steeps climbs. Four 4×4 experts weigh in on the the key overlanding skills to master for a successful journey on the backroads. Learn about the best overlanding maps, tire pressure, and how to develop “trail vision.”
Adventuring with your partner can be challenging to say the least. But don’t give up when tensions run high. Tim and Marisa Notier are living proof that it can be done — even when you share a seat on a motorcycle for five years. From Illinois to Argentina, the top of Africa to the bottom, the Notiers have explored the natural world and their relationship’s limits. Get their insights on how they make it work and manage to have some fun along the way.
Ashley and Richard Giordano were the picture of success in 2013. But deep down, they were burned out from city life. Find out how a little red Toyota pickup truck and a leap of faith sent them to the Arctic Ocean in the dead of winter.
This year our cartographers and engineers worked hard to generate new maps and features to make Gaia GPS even better for your adventures. Learn about the updates that overlanders can’t imagine living without.
We sat down with Brad and Regena Kowitz of the wildly popular YouTube channel TrailRecon to get an exclusive look into their lives and perspectives as overlanders. Learn how they started documenting their adventures, how they’re expanding TrailRecon in new directions, and how you can join them on an overlanding trip this year.
We’ve revamped Gaia GPS on Android Auto to give you full functionality from your dashboard. Pan around on your navigation screen to view other parts of the map. Pinch the screen to zoom in and out. Drop waypoints to mark key locations, and enjoy clearer visibility so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Dan Grec has travelled the world in his Jeep since 2009. The author of The Road Chose Me, Grec dishes his top tips on traveling across Africa and the Americas. Plus, learn how to pay for an international overlanding lifestyle without breaking the bank.