Overlanding is an exciting and adventurous way to explore the world. If you’re looking to get inspired for your next overlanding adventure, there are many great books out there that can help you plan, prepare, and dream about your next journey. Here are 10 overlanding books to add to your reading list:
- “The Road Chose Me” by Dan Grec: This book tells the story of Dan’s epic journey driving from Alaska to Argentina in his Jeep Wrangler. It’s a great read for anyone interested in long-term overlanding.
- “Overlanding: How, What, Where and Who With…?” by Andy Harris: This book is an excellent resource for anyone who is new to overlanding, covering everything from vehicle selection to safety tips.
- “Into Africa” by Sam Manicom: In this book, the author recounts his journey riding his motorcycle from London to Cape Town, South Africa. It’s a great read for anyone interested in motorcycle overlanding.
- “The Essential Overland Travel Guide” by Gregor MacGregor: This book provides practical tips and advice for overlanders, covering topics such as vehicle preparation, navigation, and dealing with border crossings.
- “Drive Nacho Drive” by Brad Van Orden and Sheena Van Orden: This book tells the story of a couple who quit their jobs to drive their Volkswagen van from the United States to the southern tip of South America. It’s a great read for anyone interested in long-term travel and overlanding.
- “The Longest Line on the Map” by Eric Rutkow: This book is a fascinating history of the Pan-American Highway, which is a popular route for overlanders traveling through North and South America.
- “The Ultimate Guide to Overland Travel” by Tom Sheppard: This book is a comprehensive guide to overlanding, covering everything from vehicle selection to route planning and navigation.
- “Overlanders’ Handbook” by Chris Scott: This book is a great resource for anyone interested in long-term overlanding, covering topics such as vehicle selection, camping gear, and vehicle maintenance.
- “Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle” by Dervla Murphy: In this book, the author recounts her journey cycling from Ireland to India. It’s a great read for anyone interested in adventure cycling and long-term travel.
- “The Road to Little Dribbling” by Bill Bryson: Although not strictly an overlanding book, this travelogue is a humorous and entertaining account of the author’s journey around Britain, and provides plenty of inspiration for exploring the world on the road.
Whether you’re new to overlanding or a seasoned veteran, these 10 books are sure to inspire and motivate you for your next adventure. Happy reading and safe travels!