The ten commandments of overlanding

Commandment #1

Thou shalt make it happen if thou really want to

When we set out to do our African overland trip from Cape Town so many people said to us: “Oh, you are so lucky! I wish I could do it.” Fact is, if you really want to do it, you will find a way to make it happen.

During our travels we met young people who have saved and gave up their jobs to do an overland trip on a very low budget. We met a middle aged couple who sold property and took their six year old daughter with them on the trip. Another middle aged couple took their three boys out of school for six months for theirs. We also met a few retired couples who said that they were using their kids’ inheritance to make their life long dream come true. In our case, Pete is retired and Tracks4Africa generously allowed me to work half day for the duration of the trip. We both rented out our houses to fund the monthly expenses. Continue reading The ten commandments of overlanding