Overlanders of the Year Award

Expedition Portal assigned us their annual Overlanders of the Year Award 2013.

For those who are unfamiliar with Expedition Portal:

Expedition Portal is a community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and Motorcycle. Founded in 2005 by Scott Brady, CEO of Overland International, expeditionportal.com is operated by a team of experienced adventurers, our staff having completed expeditions on all seven continents.

With the growing popularity of overland travel, expeditionportal.com has expanded in membership and content to represent the single-largest repository of online overland resources on the web. This includes 2,000+ feature editorials and over 1.2 million forum posts. Most know us as ExPo.


Overlanders of the Year Award

Here is what they wrote with regard to our Overlanders of the Year award:

If you have been following Expedition Portal’s front page in the last few months, you’ll be familiar with Coen and Karin-Marijke of Landcruising Adventure. On the road since 2003, they’ve driven their Toyota BJ45 Land Cruiser through Europe, Asia, and South America taking their time to fully experience the landscapes and cultures they visit.

A decade may seem like a long time to traverse just three of the world’s continents, but their journey is not a trip so much as it is a lifestyle.

When the Expedition Portal team sat down to reflect on the past twelve months and begin the process of selecting the recipients of our Overlander of the Year Award, we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than the adventure duo of Coen and Karin-Marijke.

We not only admire their unusually slow pace of travel, we are captivated by the elaborate stories and images featured on their website. Their collection of windshield views is one of the best pictorials in all of overlanding.

Ever eager to share in their travels, Coen and Karin-Marijke took the time to answer a few questions so we could all get more insight into what it’s like to travel for a full decade.

Here’s the interview.

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Photos by Coen Wubbels. Follow our overland journey on Landcruisingadventure.com or on Instagram.

8 thoughts on “Overlanders of the Year Award”

  1. Congratulations on the award!! You guys are awesome for doing what you do and letting us in on it. We are awed by the photography and wowed by the articles! We home school our 5 children and this isn’t only educational for them it is for us the parents also. We live in the United States and own a Landcruiser (under construction) and hope to go adventuring in it, once we get it back together, ours will be not so exotic. As you travel to countries we’ll probably never be able to visit, we truly enjoy your adventures and applaud you. Thanks for the international education, happy travels and our best wishes to you both.
    If you’re ever in the states you’re always welcome here at our home.
    Many Blessings and Beautiful Memories, Barbi and Joel and sons

    • Barbi and Joel, Thank you for your kind words! Glad to hear our stories are part of your education. In fact, there are quite a few families overlanding long-term who homeschool their kids. I find it a fascinating topic (no kids myself so no experience in that respect). If you’d like to know more about that, for a possible trip yourself, check out http://www.discovershareinspire.com They have an interesting series with blog posts on education.
      Thanks for your invitation. One day, when we get to the States, we’d love to meet you!


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