The definition of Overlanding, by the Overland Journal: Overlanding describes self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the primary goal. Typically, but not exclusively, accommodated by mechanized off-highway capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and often spanning international boundaries. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose.

As the owner and editor of Trax Overland, I have been involved in offroading for over 16 years as well as spent a large part of my life in the woods since I was a kid, hunting, fishing, camping, & hiking. I have been a trail guide on a number of trail rides and spent in Northern Michigan. I have a broad background, ranging from automotive & fabrication, web & design, photography & videography, and writing.

I have a girlfriend, Callie, and our combined family that consists, of my daughter Aspen (12) and her two boys, Parker (10) and Grayson (1). I have two Chesapeake Bay retrievers. I have lived most of my life in Michigan with a couple years in the mountains of Colorado.