You’ve Overlanded Before. You Probably Don’t Know It Yet
30-11-2017 01:00 PM
Remember that time you gathered your friends from college, most specifically the one who had a car, got a few things and many cans of beer together and took off on a roadtrip?
That Diwali weekend you left behind the rituals and camped out in Kashid instead?
Or when you decided to travel through the coastline all the way from Bangalore to Goa?
That one time city life got to your partner and you and you took off on the highway knowing you wanted chai but not where exactly you were headed?
That after-college trip of a lifetime, roaring Enfields through the Himalayas to see more than just Manali and Leh?
Or that Australian Outback expedition that is almost on everyone’s wish lists now but very few manage to accomplish?
It’s all overlanding! According to Wikipedia, overlanding is long-distance, self-reliant mode of travel. Destinations, although almost always remote and exotic, are not the end game, the journey is.
Overlanders usually carry all their supplies in the vehicle and either camp out or find homestays and other forms of basic accommodation along the way. Overlanding is about exploring the world in its most natural form.
Overland Journal, the ultimate authority on overlanding, says that the challenges you come across during an overlanding expedition are not the end game either. According to them, “Overlanding is about exploration, rather than conquering obstacles. While the roads and trails we travel might be rough or technically challenging, they are the means to an end, not the goal itself. The goal is to see and learn about our world. History, wildlife, culture, scenery, self-sufficiency are the rewards of overlanding.”
Sounds like something you have accomplished before in another lifetime but no longer have the time to plan something quite as elaborate? Don’t let the lack of time come in the way of this life-event.
Head over to VO Itineraries and give us a buzz. We’re here to help!