Whether you’re planning a leisurely roadtrip or an adventurous overlanding journey, Trips & Tales will inspire you with stories from past Destinations by your fellow readers and OVR writers.


From Surf Clubs to Overlanding: Baja’s Youthful Evolution as an Adventure Haven

With their trusty surfboards and fishing poles strapped to their vehicles, these pioneers ignited a passion for Mexican culture.


Backcountry Survival Skills Summit with Subject Matter Expert and Gear Gurus Hosted by Tread Agency

The allure of interacting with cool gear creators and learning skills from SMEs was too hard to pass up.

WARN Collage Factory

Factory Tour of WARN Industries in Clackamas, Oregon: A different type of Trips & Tales adventure!

In an effort to keep up with demand, the manufactuing plant runs around the clock with 3 shifts and produces ~3,500 winches per week!

OVR Land Cruiser on Burns Canyon Road

ROAD TRIP: From The Desert To The Mountains: Driving San Bernardino National Forest’s Burns Canyon Road

”It’s also a popular place for drivers to shakedown their newly built rides or for those who want to try out their latest mods in a less extreme environment. It was the perfect place for us to take our recently acquired OVR project vehicle, a 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser, to ...


OVR: Outdoor Vehicle Recreation - Project LC100: First Trail Run In Our Budget Toyota Land Cruiser

 ”A 300,000-mile LC100 is not going to come with a warranty so be aware that going the budget route is not without its risks.”


Of Elephants, Smugglers & Extortionists: On the Hunt in the African Bush

An Overland Tale from Kenya: Of Elephants, Smugglers & Extortionists in the African Bush.


Adventuring in Badlands National Park With Bound for Nowhere


A few days after my wife, MAK, graduated from college in the summer of 2012, we hit the road in our Honda Element with a pile of hand-me-down camping gear and our meager savings. We traveled for six months, covered 14,000 miles, and visited 21 national parks (among many other ...


OVR Adventures: Death Valley, Black Rock Desert, Mono Lake, Mojave, and Grand Canyon: Parashant National Monument

Four Points Adventures is permitted to guide trips in Death Valley, Mojave National Preserve, Black Rock Desert, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and the Inyo National Forest.