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.
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.
Seven years go, Brittany and Eric of Hourless Life quit their tech jobs to live on the road. Now they’ve just set out on a 10 to 15 year road trip around the globe — with their toddler. We caught up with them right before they hit the road to get the inside scoop on what full-time overlanding with a child is really like.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the gear options for car camping and overlanding? Self-proclaimed “professional car camper” Jason Specht from Mountain State Overland is here to help. Jason joins us on the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast this week to sort through the gear you actually need versus the gear you just want. From rooftop tents to camp cookware, Jason gives his best advice for building out the overlanding vehicle of your dreams. Plus, get his super easy, go-to dinner recipe for camp cooking and his mess-free hack for the best s’mores.
With high desert mesas, alpine forests, and Moab’s copper-colored canyons, the Rimrocker trail makes a perfect weekend getaway for anyone looking to get into car camping and overlanding. Tune in to the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast with John Lumia, co-owner of Trails Offroad, for a complete report on this classic 160-mile route. John recently mapped the Rimrocker and he’s here to give us a rundown with all the trail’s fine details.
Android Auto is here! Gaia GPS now connects with Android Auto, bringing all your favorite trail maps directly to your vehicle’s navigation screen. Pull up the MVUMs, satellite imagery, National Geographic Trails Illustrated, and more, all on the big screen on the dash. View waypoints and follow turn-by-turn directions with any saved route on backcountry dirt roads and front-country pavement — worldwide. No cell service needed.
Van life with its sunset views and cozy living quarters seems like a dream — until you see the price tag. Jason Darrah, star of the viral YouTube show Primal Outdoors, is here to show you a better way.
Don’t let your weekend plans go up in smoke. Gaia GPS’s robust collection of weather maps can help you avoid current wildfires and find smoke-free skies. Learn how to use these (free!) wildfire, smoke, and air quality maps to find out if it’s safe to hike, bike, or camp at your next destination.
Take your adventures off-road with the best maps for overlanding. This list includes favorites like USFS Roads and Trails and Motor Vehicle Use Maps, plus a few bonus maps you might not know about. Discover new trails, go further off the grid, and be prepared for what’s ahead with these key map sources.