First Overland: London-Singapore by Land Rover- by Tim Slessor.
Another fantastic novel for all of you interested in the origins of overland vehicle travel.
They had no money. They had no cars. They had a whole lot of tenacity. These six men convinced a publisher, film maker and enough sponsors to make this historic trip a reality. In late [...]
Three Cups Of Tea - Greg Mortenson
Three Cups Of Tea. Does it sound like your cup of tea? I know it’s a cheap pun, but I couldn’t resist. The title of this one may mislead some, but don’t judge this book by its cover alone. I’ll leave the clichés and puns there. I highly recommend [...]
The Day The World Came To Town - 9/11/2001 - Jim Defede
When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than [...]
Unlikely Destinations: The Story Of Lonely Planet By Tony and Maureen Wheeler.
Lonely Planet is an organization that has been a part of my travels since the beginning. My first publication was Africa On A Shoe String, which at the time we considered to be the Bible of all African guides. Even though the book was [...]
Vehicle Dependent Expedition Guide By Tom Sheppard
Okay, I admit this book really is not the “Suggested Read” of the week. This book really is “THE” book. Referred by some adventurers as the bible of overland and is so well known in overland circles that we commonly refer to it as simply VDE.
I include it here [...]
Adventure Capitalist By Jim Rogers
Read this one several years back. The trip was completed in 2001. The following synopsis describes the novel well.
The bestselling author of Investment Biker is back from the ultimate road trip: a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness record for the longest continuous car journey. In [...]
Backroads of Alaska and the Yukon By Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
I picked this book up last year while traveling in the Arctic Circle. For those of you ambitous enough to plan a trip to the great North either in the summer or winter this is a helpful guide. Details many cool out of the way places. I [...]
The Masked Rider By Neil Peart
“Cycling is a good way to travel anywhere, but especially in Africa. You are independent and mobile, and yet travel at people speed–fast enough to travel on to another town in the cooler morning hours, but slow enough to meet people: the old farmer at the roadside who raises his [...]
Quiet For A Tuesday is an account of a recent trip through Algeria, filled with humour, drama and beauty… Very much a tale of adventure - all the better for being true. Tom’s writing style is understated and lyrically descriptive, using words like the tip of a watercolour brush to outline natural beauty, but pulling [...]
Overland-A Mercedes-Benz Journey Through The Americas-is a journey, a year-long road trip from Colorado to Argentina and back covering 34,000 miles through 17 countries. On this incredible journey, the author and his vehicle are faced with military roadblocks, confusing border crossings, high altitude mountain passes and steamy jungles. Not only does OVERLAND describe the hardships, [...]