Overland Journal

02.2011 | Prescott, AZ

Overland Journal Executive Editor Leaves the Desk for the Saddle

Co-founder frees up schedule for more travel and conservation work.

Overland Journal, the publication for environmentally responsible, worldwide vehicle-supported expedition and adventure travel, is announcing the change in executive role for Jonathan Hanson from Executive Editor to Executive Field Editor.

Jonathan Hanson, accomplished author, photographer, and Executive Editor of Overland Journal from its inception has developed a world-class team of contributors and testers. And all the while, he has maintained his deep passion for conservation, being a long time member of the Sky Island Alliance, fellow of the Explorers Club and co-founder of the Overland Society. Now Mr. Hanson wants to spend more time supporting these great causes and traveling the globe.

Jonathan's wife, Roseann Hanson, is the founder of ConserVentures, a non-profit organization that promotes exploration and overland travel. "The premier fund-raising event for ConserVentures, the Overland Expo, is experiencing excellent growth, and we have several opportunities to develop community and wildlife conservation programs on three continents. I'm looking forward to contributing to those efforts, and to traveling more," says Jonathan.

“Jonathan is a gifted member of our team and a cornerstone of the publication from the first issue.” says Overland Journal Publisher and Chairman Scott Brady. “He has a fantastic wit and creativity to his writing, and I am excited that we will now have his great talent in the field again.”

Co-founder of Overland Journal, LLC., Jonathan is often credited with helping develop overlanding within North America. Jonathan is a true adventurer, having traveled overland throughout the world by Land Cruiser and expedition kayak.


Started in 2007, Overland Journal is an archive quality, journal format publication dedicated to expedition travel and exploration in North America and around the world. Published five times per year with a circulation of 10,000 copies and an international audience, Overland Journal features 128 pages of expedition vehicles, travel stories, equipment reviews, conservation and industry news and breathtaking photography. Overland Journal is setting new standards in adventure travel journalism. Learn more about Overland Journal

Contact Ray Hyland, Director of PR and Marketing, at (928) 777-8567 or for more information.

Jonathan Hanson, Executive Field Editor and Co-founder of Overland Journal