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Navigation on the road

Do you use only paper maps? Smartphone offline map applications? A dedicated GPS device? Nothing but verbal directions from the locals? We are generalists and use a combination of all the above. We have carried paper maps for just about every country or region because...

Useful phone applications

These days most overlanders travel with an iPhone or Android smart phone. There are many applications (apps) that we have found particularly helpful during our three-year trip. The following are our top phone tools: iOverlander (free): A user database that works...
And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

And the bee goes buzz: Indonesia

A light in our hotel room started making a funny noise. Ten o’clock at night and the recessed light in the high ceiling began ticking and buzzing with the noise intensifying as the minutes passed, a huge moth perhaps attracted to the light bulb. Awhile later, a couple...