As native New Yorkers we certainly are not the average pick for Overland travel. However we have found that the very busy pace, heavy traffic and tense attitudes are exactly what we want to escape in our free time. If you have never explored down a dirt or gravel road, over a mountain pass or across a vast desert expanse just to see what lay ahead you’re missing a great opportunity. We thrive on these opportunities, views and experiences, even more so to reach a geographic end of road point like Yaviza Panama at the Darien gap. Stacey enjoys the scenery and photographic opportunities of our trips as well as practicing her culinary abilities in the ruff. For myself I enjoy the challenge of the trail and putting my equipment and personal abilities to the test in driving, navigation and recovery. Overall we just love to explore and see what’s around the next corner. Relying on our vehicle as a basecamp is just a great way to do it without the business of hotels, restaurants and strangers.
A New Jersey native, Stacey has enjoyed crossing most US state boundaries as well as 13 country borders to explore remote regions by overland travel. As a full time local and international volunteer missionary with the Spanish speaking community, Stacey is also an Overland Society member, and looks forward to future non-profit overland projects. Having completed her Overland Certification with OverlandTraining.com, multiple off-road driving courses, as well as being a Tread Lightly Trainer, Stacey enjoys the position of expedition chef. With James, her carnivorous husband, this vegan loves to cook and entertain on and off the trail, while traveling in their Sportsmobile, or on their adventure motorcycles.
An Eastern Long Island NY native, James has spent many days in the past exploring the Ocean canyons searching for fertile fishing grounds. A proficient motorsports racer and sea captain he is equally comfortable traversing large expanses of remote land in search of adventure on enduro motorcycles or off road trucks. He has spent the last twenty years involved in the heavy construction industry for monetary support. James is based in Long Island and spends much time in Cave Creek Arizona using the west as a jumping point for various expeditions. He speaks proficient Spanish and enjoys guide and off road recovery responsibilities in worldwide expeditions when available. You’ll find him exploring on his KTM Adventure or heavy built expedition trucks.
Throughout our travels we have tried many types of Overland equipment. As it must be stated that every trip has unique vehicle requirements. These photos show some of our current vehicles. You will notice a Sportsmobile Van, KTM 990 Adventure and BMW F650GS Motorcycles, Jeep Wrangler LJ with Adventure Trailer and Skidoo Snowmobiles. Remember any vehicle that you can live off of in a backcountry environment will support overland travel to some extent. Even a bicycle is a viable option.