Overland Journal

History of Overland Journal

“…dissatisfied with the then-current paradigm of 4WD and adventure motorcycle magazines…”

Overland Journal was conceived in 2006 by two friends, Scott Brady and Jonathan Hanson, who were passionate about vehicle-supported expedition travel but dissatisfied with the then-current paradigm of 4WD and adventure motorcycle magazines, which stressed conquering trails rather than exploring the world. The two dreamed of producing a high-quality magazine devoted as much to the journey as to the vehicle and the equipment, a magazine that would inspire readers to explore their own world, whether on a weekend trip 100 miles from home or a cross-continental expedition in another hemisphere. And they dreamed of a magazine that would recognize there are places where motorized vehicles simply don't belong, that would encourage further exploration by bicycle, kayak, canoe, and backpack.