About Us


Welcome to The Practical Overlander.  We are excited you are here!

We have found that international travel has made us better global citizens by increasing our trust and understanding of people from different cultures.  Traveling overland provides a fantastic way to appreciate changing landscapes, climates and cultures while staying grounded to the distances covered over weeks, months or even years.

We’ve spent 4 years traveling in our own vehicle, visiting 40 countries on 4 continents. For our first overland trip we shipped our Land Rover to the UK and drove it to the southernmost tip of Africa.  More recently we traveled with our young son in our camper van as we explored the Americas on and off the PanAmerican highway.

We know that planning an overland trip can seem overwhelming at times, especially when you are first starting out.  Sometimes there is so much to know that it is hard to even know where to begin.  The good news is that you don’t need to be independently wealthy nor do you need to have an expensive overlanding rig with all the bells and whistles.  What you do need is a plan and the willingness to put it into action, and that’s where we can help.

Our mission is to help you plan the overland trip of your dreams so you can see the world independently from your own vehicle.  We offer online advice, tips and training so that you can learn what you need to know to get out on the road and start living your own adventure!

Happy Travels!

- Witt, Jen & Quinn