Sure, we have our own adventures but at times it’s great to be inspired by other overlanders and read a good overlanding book – e.g. to get a feel what it is to traverse Africa, or to drive down the Pan-American. Is Europe that interesting as an overland destination? And traveling solo across Australia on a motorbike, is that even possible?
Some of these adventures are today, others took place in the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s – the ‘good’ old days without digital navigation systems and social media to distract you from your journey.
So here are my picks to get inspired, to enjoy – whether on the road yourself or as a armchair traveler.
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Overlanding Books on Africa
Overlanding Books on Asia
Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains, by Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
A fascinating journey and a detailed narrative of Antonia’s exploration of the Northeastern states in India.
Overlanding Books on Europe
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Overlanding Books on World Trips
Who Needs a Road, by Harold Stephens & Albert Podell
A classic, a 3-year round-the-world trip in the 1960s.
Overlanding Books on the Americas – with kids
Overlanding Books on the Americas – solo / couples
Overlanding Books – Other
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