On episode 39, Dan talks with Peter Vollers of Vermont Overland. Peter describes Vermont Overland as where your passion for adventure travel meets the Green Mountain State’s love for enveloping you in lush beauty, crisp air, incredible food, drink and products and thrilling backcountry travel on a vast network of ancient roads rich with history and unparalleled scenery. The discussion highlights how Vermont is so different from other states in the northeast and makes the area very attractive to those looking for a regional overland traveling. One of the best ways to keep up with whats going on with Vermont Overland is to like their Facebook page.
The second part of the discussion is all about the Vermont Overland Trophy Challenge which takes place on Aug 7-12, 2013. Vermont Overland Trophy participants will challenge both themselves and their overlanding rigs to four days of punishing vehicle-dependant overlanding designed to challenge the participants’ vehicle capabilities, navigational skills, driving prowess, camping efficiency and physical stamina all with one goal in mind: to simply finish. Dan will be attending the event as a vendor and provide some media coverage during the event. This event is sure to be an epic one and if you’re able, next year you need to make plans to attend and compete! Peter mentions that the best way to keep up with the updates on the event is to join the discussion on the Expedition Portal thread.
In the news segment we talk about the short course offroad racing prodigy kid – Sheldon Creed, Range Rover decides to move forward with the convertible Evoque, the Chevy C5500 as an overlanding platform, and we ask “Has the NHTSA gotten out of control?”
In our new segment titled Offroad APPtitude where we highlight an app that we use while offroading or exploring. This time we talk about Glympse which is available on iOS, Android , Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Glympse is the easiest way to safely share your location with someone in real-time. No sign-up needed and no new social network to manage. Recipients receive a link allowing them to view your ETA and location in real-time for the length of time you choose. When the timer on your Glympse expires, your location is no longer visible. Best of all, recipients do not need any special software to view a Glympse. Send a Glympse via SMS, email, Facebook or Twitter, and recipients can view it using any web-enabled device. You can also send a Glympse to your Evernote account to save that journey.