64 minutes | Jul 7th 2020

5. Lifestyle Overland

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Follow the McCuistons on the Lifestyle Overland Instagram page, YouTube channel, website (which includes a great place to get Lifestyle Overland swag!) and listen to their brand new podcast Campfire Confessions. You can also join Lifestyle Overland on Patreon to get exclusive content. Remember, podcast listeners can get UP TO 50% OFF ON A GAIA GPS MEMBERSHIP!Episode Highlights2:50 - Introduction to Kevin and Sarah4:32 - Regular life before becoming Lifestyle Overland8:25 - Kevin and Sarah describe the difference between overlanding, wheeling, and crawling. 11:10 - Getting their first rig, and why they’re not traveling in it right now14:00 - Why they decided to purchase a Toyota 4Runner instead of the vehicle they thought they wanted16:40 - How their rig “Silver” came to be. 17:40 - Making the transition to FULL-TIME overlanding19:00 - How their YouTube channel "Lifestyle Overland" unintentionally became a hit23:10 - Taking it next level to full-time overlanding29:15 - Advice for basic vehicle maintenance/modification understanding prior to getting into overlanding31:10 - Who drives the 4Runner most of the time? It’s not Kevin! 33:05 - Vehicle care and maintenance36:12 - How they use Gaia GPS to plan their adventures 36:52 - How the McCuistons keep their young daughter Caroline entertained on the road without screens40:50 - What Lifestyle Overland is doing during COVID-19 restrictions44:50 - The Enchanted Rockies Trail, Lifestyle Overland’s perfect long-distance route for beginners 49:08 - The North Country Loop — from the Grand Canyon to as far north as you can drive in Alaska51:00 - Favorite places to travel54:00 - Advice for people wanting to get into overlanding55:40 - The basic gear you need to start overlanding.58:10 - Favorite travel food58:55 - Craziest scenario they've ever been in1:00:10 - If they could anywhere right now, where would it be?1:00:45 - Where to find the best cinnamon rolls in the world!
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