The Overland World would be a totally different story if some resources didn’t exist. Travel forums, websites & Facebook are invaluable sources of information, updates & experiences. All these mediums include advice as well as mistakes that other travellers did and you always wish to know before.
A thorough research is always highly recommended before setting off. Don’t waste your time at Google and trust these links. Everything is organised & sorted only to make your life easier.
Horizons Unlimited is the biggest motorcycle adventure travel community with lots of bike travel information, a free Monthly Motorcycle Travel E-zine, Travellers’ Stories, and plenty of tips and info!
Their motto is “Inspiring, Informing & Connecting Travellers Since 1997”. Thruth be told, every motorcycle adventurer who respects himself will go through the HU Bulletin Board quite a few times before setting off and during his overland adventure to look for information, post an update and even write up a great travel story after getting back.
ADVrider was launched in 2001 to provide adventure motorcycle riders their own dedicated online community. The site was debuted as an adventure riding forum and has grown to become an industry leading media network for the moto community.
In addition to the forum, this new ADVrider site acts as an editorial voice for the community and provide users free information on ride reports, bike & gear reviews, first-person rider stories and a variety of other content.
WikiOverland is the community encyclopedia of Overland Travel. It contains everything you need to set out on your own world overland adventure. All logistics & preparation aspects of overland travel (such as border crossings & paperwork, gas availability & pricing, etc.) are gathered, sorted & listed per country, so you can plan your epic trip in an efficient way.
WikiOverland is a visionary project of Dan Grec, an amazing Australian aficionado of Overlanding and works as an open-source community with updated information contributed by real travellers.
Expedition Portal is an American-based community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and motorcycle that was founded in 2005 by Scott Brady and is operated by a team of experienced adventurers. With the growing popularity of overland travel, Expedition Portal has expanded in membership and content to represent the single-largest repository of online overland resources on the web.
They do have a quite large forum, mostly known as ExPo, along with the Overland Journal, an archive quality, journal format publication dedicated to expedition travel and exploration in North America and around the world which is published five times per year.
iOverlander is a mapping project started by overlanders Sam Christiansen of Song of the Road and Jessica Mans of Life Remotely. It began with the simple desire to combine many of the current overlander accommodation listings on the web. Of course, one thing turned into another, an iPhone app was born, and so was this website. This project contributors number many more than just the founders. Many travelers have dedicated their time, ideas and most importantly their GPS coordinates.
According to the founders, iOverlander is a tool, by and for overlanders, which enables its users to submit, amend and find information and opinions, primarily about places that are essential for the act of overlanding, and secondarily non-essential places that are of interest to a significant group of overlanders while respecting local cultures, people and environments.
What we think? Simply put it, iOverlander revolutionised the way people are travelling today and has set new standards to the overland community (and industry).
Travel Independent is a non-commercial and independent website stuffed with invaluable insight, advice & information on how to -guess what- travel independent. They cover 135 countries (repeatedly visited) which update regularly, having multiple experienced authors and a lot of reader input. As they say, they don’t sell ads or employ ‘staff’ travellers/writers but they try and cover a huge range of countries, changing all the time.
Why Travel Independent is an added-value resource? Simply because they believe in collaboration, solidarity & they are honest & straightforward. They put an extra effort to add practical information that will answer questions we all have before visiting a destination rather than just sharing holiday photos, hashtags and employing a strategic PR campaign.
The Pin Project is the first self-funded Greek overland travel project that lasted for 7 years and gave to Nikos & Georgia (the founders of Overland Greece) the opportunity to explore 50+ countries in Africa, Europe & America in two different vehicles.
We do not consider ourselves authorities or experts but we did acquire a vast amount of knowledge, experience & travel wisdom that we love to share and push to the community at any given chance.
We feel blessed & fortunate for having the freedom, the choice and the means to accomplish such a personal achievement. Providing the current or future travellers with updated information & insight is the least we can do to add some value and pay back for all the amazing experiences we had on our way.