Expedition Overland: 10,000 Miles of Adventure
Have you ever wanted to travel to amazing places in your 4×4? Maybe take the road less traveled and have an epic adventure along the way? This is the the idea behind the web-based docu-reality series Expedition Overland. The XO crew has set off on another amazing adventure for its second season, this time going all the way down to the infamous Darien Gap in Panama.
If you didn’t catch season one of Expedition Overland, the team of overlanders trekked from their home base in Montana all the way up to the tip-top of Alaska all while experiencing everything Alaska has to offer—from incredible scenery and off-road trails to the unforgiving elements and even bears. All along the way the crew presents a truly real feel for overland travel, which inspires viewers to “get out” and explore. Fortunately, you can watch season one on YouTube. If you dig season one, XO has promised more to love in season two.
With a new destination this year, there are also new trucks. The team is driving two 2015 Toyota 4Runners and a Toyota Tacoma that have been totally outfitted for the journey. In addition to suspension upgrades, all-terrain tires, winches, and lights (among many other things), all three vehicles are wearing Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares to add extra protection from debris when both on and off the pavement. The Tacoma Pocket Style Fender Flares are currently available; the 4Runner flares will be available soon.
The expedition will include many countries, cultures, languages, and roads, starting with the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Once the XO crew arrives in Guatemala, they will met up with Team 5 Medical Foundation doctors and perform medial procedures in remote villages. So this isn’t just a journey to Central America—it’s for a great cause, too. The crew expects the expedition to last about two months.
The 12 episode series will begin airing on xoverland.com and YouTube in July 2015, but you can follow along with updates on the Expedition Overland Facebook page. Personally, I loved season one and can’t wait for season two.