Building An Overland Community at the First TrailRecon Summit

Building An Overland Community at the First TrailRecon Summit

Enthusiasm for the off-road and overland community inspired us to partner with Merus Adventure Park in Texas to host the inaugural TrailRecon Summit. We designed this event with community at its heart and we deliberately created an environment in which people could connect with each other, learn from each other, and build relationships that would enrich their lives.
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Brownies for Camp

Brownies for Camp

With the right tools and a little ingenuity, you can bake the perfect brownies while you're on your next camping trip. You'll be the most popular person around the campfire, because there is something magical about the smell of baking chocolate and the taste of warm, gooey brownies while relaxing at camp.

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Panko Parmesan Chicken Bites

Panko Parmesan Chicken Bites

Chicken nuggets. Chicken tenders. Chicken bites. Call them what you will but these tasty morsels of breaded or battered boneless chicken are one of my favorite things to eat, and with a little bit of effort, you can make your own chicken nuggets, bites, tenders, or whatever you want to call them. 

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Meal Planning for Your Next Overland Adventure

Meal Planning for Your Next Overland Adventure

If you want to eat well during your next adventure, meal planning in advanced is the most important thing you can do. Before you head to the grocery store and pack up your camp kitchen, check out these tips for masterfully planning your overlanding meals.
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Blondies

Blondies

This blondie recipe is a family favorite that's fun to make at camp! This sweet treat is perfect to enjoy while you're sitting around a campfire at the end of a great day on the trail. 
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Message from Brad: Do You Have an Adventure Mindset?

Message from Brad: Do You Have an Adventure Mindset?

When things don't go according to plan on your adventure, having a positive attitude is key!
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3 Tips for Planning Your Overland Adventure

3 Tips for Planning Your Overland Adventure

The secret to a great adventure is to meticulously plan and prepare for the unexpected. In this blog, I share three of the most important tips I've learned over the years of planning off-road and overland adventures. 
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Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

These sausage and cheese muffins are an easy-to-make breakfast that will satisfy the appetites of even your hungriest campers on your next adventure. 
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15 Tips for Good Manners Off-Road

15 Tips for Good Manners Off-Road

These 15 tips for good manners are practiced by seasoned off-roaders when enjoying a day on the trail. These guidelines help ensure we all have a great time off-roading and stay safe while doing it.    


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Then and Now on the Palomar Divide Trail

Then and Now on the Palomar Divide Trail

When my husband bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon nearly seven years ago little did we know it would be a harbinger of change for our family that would teach us some important life lessons.     
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Setting up the Perfect Camp Kitchen

Setting up the Perfect Camp Kitchen

Whether you’re cooking up breakfast in flower-filled meadow, having lunch on the side of mountain, or serving dinner beneath a glittering desert sky, food just tastes better outside. In fact, I think enjoying a great meal...
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Going to the Bathroom When You're Camping Off Grid

Going to the Bathroom When You're Camping Off Grid

Humans have been relieving themselves in the wild since the dawn of time, so what’s the big deal about pooping and peeing au naturale when you’re in the backcountry?    
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Unexpected Adventure Exploring Anza-Borrego with an Epic Family

Unexpected Adventure Exploring Anza-Borrego with an Epic Family

By saying "yes" to a three-day, off-road journey in Anza-Borrego—an adventure I almost said no to—I ended up with so much more than memories of a weekend trip. I honed my overlanding skills, made wonderful new friends, and discovered the magic and beauty of the American southwest desert. But that’s the thing about adventures, isn’t it? They’re about new challenges and experiences. They’re about expanding your horizons (literally and figuratively) and personal growth. And the best adventures often happen when you’re least expecting them.     

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Canyons and Community: E3 Overland Adventure to the Grand Canyon

Canyons and Community: E3 Overland Adventure to the Grand Canyon

One of the things my husband Brad has always liked most about overlanding is the community. He loves the people he’s come to know over the years, whether they’ve shared in his adventures or helped him out along the way.    
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What To Expect When Going to an Overland Expo

What To Expect When Going to an Overland Expo

That’s the question I asked my husband, who has been to several of these events, after I decided to go with him to not one but to all three events this year—
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Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and Planning an Epic Overland Adventure

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone and Planning an Epic Overland Adventure

When my dad first mentioned his plan to visit all 50 states, my ears perked up. I got excited about the idea of tagging along to some of the places I had never been to. 
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The Magic of Overlanding in the Sierra Nevadas

The Magic of Overlanding in the Sierra Nevadas

My adventure into the Sierra Nevadas last July was, hands down, the best off-roading journey I have had in my life. I thought I knew what I was getting into after watching my dad’s video of his last trip here just a few months before but I was
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Off-Roading is Good for the Soul

Off-Roading is Good for the Soul

There’s something to be said for driving down a dirt road, surrounded by trees and blue skies, while belting out your favorite songs at
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Discovering Overlanding

Discovering Overlanding

If you're new to the world of overlanding, you may not be sure what to think of it. Simply put, overlanding is all about self-sustained vehicle based adventure. And going on an adventure usually requires you to go down a road you’ve never traveled before (literally and figuratively) and overcoming any challenges you encounter on your journey. I discovered overlanding was all that and so much more.


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Experiencing Overland Expo West

Experiencing Overland Expo West

Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, Arizona, is my absolute favorite event of the year. What I love most is that it’s not just an event, it’s an experience. You don’t just goto Overland Expo West—you engage with it. From the
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