TWBR Expedition Website 2.0

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 Read more

Arches National Park and HDR Photography

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Moab, Utah and spent some time at one of my favorite places: Arches National Park. The landscapes within Arches are spectacular and like no where else on earth, at least not that I am aware of. With so many interesting things to see and so many unique shapes, shadows and colors, it was the perfect place to practice some HDR Read more

How Happy Is Your Country? - World Happiness Report

There are undoubtedly major beneficial side-effects of happiness. Happy people live longer, are more productive, earn more, and are also better citizens. Well-being should be developed both for its own sake and for its side-effects, and the report is a call to action for policymakers across the globe to make happiness a key measure and target of Read more

Pride in Your Property - The Fresco Houses of Oberbayern

As if the Bavarian Alps (Oberbayern) aren't beautiful enough with the Wetterstein Mountains and the towering peak of the Zugspitze framing up some truly spectacular panoramas, non-natural beauty abounds throughout southern Germany.  If your neck gets strained from looking up too much, you can always take a break and soak in some street level beauty in the form of the intricate and colorful fresco houses in towns like Garmisch, Grainau and Obergammergau. Known throughout the Read more

Mandela Day

Today is Mandela Day. We wish a healthy and happy 95th birthday to Nelson Mandela and as he spends his 41st day in hospital in South Africa, hope for a quick recovery. But Mandala Day is more than simply celebrating the birthday of this great and inspirational man. The purpose is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for Read more

Welcome to the Collective

The World by Road Collective is an extension of our original expedition that started it all and is committed to bringing people throughout the world closer together through travel, exploration and adventure.  The Collective is simple, it’s a group of experienced writers, photographers, videographers coming together to share their work and experiences. Through creative, artistic and thought provoking content, the goal of the Collective is to showcase the world in a different light.

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The Drive Around the World Expedition

Inspired by adventurer Harold Stephens, Steve Bouey and Steve Shoppman founded The World by Road, and beginning in 2007, successfully circumnavigated the globe in a 2004 Toyota Sequoia (Little Pepe) and a 2007 Toyota Tundra (The Thundra), passing through 69 countries, visiting 6 continents and covering nearly 80,000 miles in the process. With an objective to circle the world both east to west and north to south, the expedition successfully finished journeying as far north and as far south as roads run on each continent.

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TWBR Expedition Website 2.0

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 …

Arches National Park and HDR Photography

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Moab, Utah and spent some time at one of my favorite places: Arches National Park. The landscapes within Arches are spectacular and like no where else on earth, at least not that I am aware of. With so many interesting things to see and so many unique shapes, shadows and colors, it was the perfect place to practice some HDR photography.

How Happy Is Your Country? – World Happiness Report

There are undoubtedly major beneficial side-effects of happiness. Happy people live longer, are more productive, earn more, and are also better citizens. Well-being should be developed both for its own sake and for its side-effects, and the report is a call to action for policymakers across the globe to make happiness a key measure and target of development.

Pride in Your Property – The Fresco Houses of Oberbayern

As if the Bavarian Alps (Oberbayern) aren’t beautiful enough with the Wetterstein Mountains and the towering peak of the Zugspitze framing up some truly spectacular panoramas, non-natural beauty abounds throughout southern Germany.  If your neck gets strained from looking up too much, you can always take a break and soak in some street level beauty in the form of the intricate and colorful fresco houses in towns like Garmisch, Grainau and Obergammergau. Known throughout the region as Lüftlmalerei or simply Luftl, …

Mandela Day

Today is Mandela Day. We wish a healthy and happy 95th birthday to Nelson Mandela and as he spends his 41st day in hospital in South Africa, hope for a quick recovery. But Mandala Day is more than simply celebrating the birthday of this great and inspirational man. The purpose is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. You can learn more about …