Gear Reviews

TWBR Expedition Website 2.0

Posted on by Steven Shoppman Posted in Expedition Guides, Expedition News, Expeditions, Featured, Gear Reviews | Leave a comment

Through our original expedition, we redesigned the website a few times. So this may not be exactly a version 2.0, but the expedition website has been a bit neglected since we finished the original expedition in 2009. With new web technologies some parts of the site, like the routemaps and photo galleries, ended up broken with server updates. So with the 10 year anniversary of finishing the original National Geographic Award winning expedition, we are completely redoing all of the photo galleries and maps.

Currently the routemap is already live with a new interactive version that you can follow the exact route map down to the highways we took. We are taking the entire photo catalog and re-editing the photos with all the latest in editing technology, so everything will be in even more vivid color and detail than ever before.

We will be releasing never seen before video content, new maps that will allow you to look at our content exactly where we produced it and video galleries that will make it easier to watch all of our videos in one place. Additionally, we are producing a series of guides to help you start your own adventures whether huge undertakings like driving around the world or simple weekend adventures.

Whenever we post new photo galleries or content from the expedition, you can come here to the collective site to find links to the galleries on the expedition site. The best way to not miss a thing is to sign up for our email newsletter. Beyond that follow us on instagram, flickr, facebook and twitter to keep up to date on everthing from gear reviews to trip reports from new adventures we are planning right now!

Take an Easy Ride: ToyTec Lifts

Posted on by Steven Shoppman Posted in Expeditions, Featured, Gear Reviews | Leave a comment

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For many, driving a big SUV is the root of all climate change evils.  For others it is a means for their job, a lifestyle, or a way to get the soccer team to the game.  During the expedition we called our trucks home for two and a half years. Whatever your reason for owning a gas guzzler, ToyTec Lifts will turn your giant vehicle into a smooth ride.

Before The World by Road Expedition began, ToyTec was one of the earliest sponsors for the trucks. Unlike many other sponsors, ToyTec jumped right on board.  They did not worry about the long winded pitches or raise concerns about the probability of success of the expedition. Doug, the owner of ToyTec, had different motivations than other sponsors. Read more

Gear Review: Base Camp Duffel by The North Face

Posted on by Steve Bouey Posted in Featured, Gear Reviews | 1 Comment

When traveling, vacationing or just going on a short trip somewhere, one of the first considerations that needs to be made after the plane tickets have been bought is what luggage to bring. In an age where people duke it out for premium overhead bin space and checked bags can set you back as much as the actual  ticket, deciding what to bring and what to bring it in can be challenging. One versatile piece of luggage that has proven to be one of my go to bags is The North Face Base Camp Duffel. Read more