14 episodes

The Gaia GPS Offroad podcast brings you thrilling stories and top tips from offroad and overlanding experts from around the world. From the best gear reviews to rig modifications, backroads navigation, and trail reports, host Wade May dives deep with each guest to reveal hard-won insights from the dusty trails.
This is a Gaia GPS podcast, sponsored by Trails Offroad. 

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The Gaia GPS Offroad podcast brings you thrilling stories and top tips from offroad and overlanding experts from around the world. From the best gear reviews to rig modifications, backroads navigation, and trail reports, host Wade May dives deep with each guest to reveal hard-won insights from the dusty trails.
This is a Gaia GPS podcast, sponsored by Trails Offroad. 

    Overland Lady - Monique Song

    Overland Lady - Monique Song

    What do you do when you’re unhappy in your corporate job? You hit the road and drive - all the way to Australia., Canada, and northbound to the Arctic. That’s how Monique Song found her way into offroading, eventually becoming the beloved Overland Lady. Monique wields both a wrench and a flatiron (for her hair) and gives wise insights on how each tool has played an important role in her adventures in her 100 series Toyota Landcruiser.
    Unfortunately, her well-known and loved Landcruiser is no more. Monique joined the rollover club on the the Dempster Highway last fall, totaling her rig and leaving her stranded in the remote Arctic. Tune into the podcast to hear Monique describe what it felt like to experience a crash of this magnitude and walk away with minor injuries. Plus, learn the full details of the recovery efforts and get a sneak peak at the rig she's eyeing next -- this time it's all about the gas mileage.
    If you want to explore like a boss like Overland Lady does, you’re going to need Gaia GPS Premium. With a Premium membership, you’ll be able to create your own routes, download maps for offline use, and access the entire map catalog, including offroading favorites like MVUM, the mines and minerals layer, satellite imagery, USFS roads and trails, weather maps, and more.
    If you don’t have Gaia GPS Premium yet, you’re in luck. For a limited time, podcast listeners get a 40 percent discount on Gaia GPS Premium. Sign up now to get the maps for every adventure -- from overlanding to hiking to hunting -- all in one app on Gaia GPS. 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    TrailRecon

    TrailRecon

    The easiest way to get into overlanding is to simply just go.
    “You need a shelter, you need food and water, and you need some safety gear.” says Brad Kowitz, the creator of TrailRecon, a wildly popular YouTube channel dedicated to all things overlanding. “That’s my advice, just get the basics, get out there, and go have a good time.”  
    Helping folks get outside and experience the benefits of nature is the whole reason Brad and his wife Regena started TrailRecon. The channel debuted in 2015 with a video that Brad and Regena’s son Jordan made of their trip to the mud caves in California’s Anza Borrego State Park. The video gained an audience and soon the Kowitzs were posting about all their camping trips. The channel went viral. Now, with almost half a million subscribers, TrailRecon covers every aspect of the overland adventure, from camp cooking to vehicle mods to detailed trail reports.  
    Even though Brad has reached next level YouTube fame, getting on a trip with TrailRecon is not out of reach. Brad is the face of E3 Overland — a nationwide overland community that helps to educate, empower, and entertain folks on the trail. In addition to web-based learning, E3 focuses on in-person events that get members together all across the country. Brad says joining members on E3 events keeps him grounded and connected to people who love the outdoors.
    You can hear more about how you can join TrailRecon on an overlanding trip in 2022 on episode 13 of the Gaia GPS Offroad podcast. Plus, you won’t want to miss Brad’s take on overlanding with a full-size pickup, the benefits of traveling with an offroad trailer, and Regena’s sage advice for making a reluctant spouse fall in love with roughing it in the great outdoors.
    If you want to follow in the tread of TrailRecon and plan custom overland trips far away from the crowds, you’re going to need Gaia GPS Premium. With a Premium membership, you’ll be able to create your own routes, download maps for offline use, and access the entire map catalog, including offroading favorites like MVUM, the mines and minerals layer, satellite imagery, USFS roads and trails, weather maps, and more.
    If you don’t have Gaia GPS Premium yet, you’re in luck. For a limited time, podcast listeners get a 40 percent discount on Gaia GPS Premium. Sign up now to get the maps for every adventure -- from overlanding to hiking to hunting -- all in one app on Gaia GPS. 

    • 59 min
    Adventure Riding with Tim and Marisa Notier

    Adventure Riding with Tim and Marisa Notier

    Adventuring with your partner can be challenging to say the least. But don’t give up when tensions run high. Tim and Marisa Notier are living proof that adventuring as a couple can be done — even when you share a seat on a motorcycle for five years. From Illinois to the tip of Argentina, and up and down Africa, the Notiers have explored the natural world and their relationship’s limits. Get their insights on how they make it work and manage to have some fun along the way.
    Tune in to hear the complete story of how these high school sweethearts rekindled their relationship after an extended hiatus. In this hilarious and honest discussion, the Notiers pull back the curtain on how they got into adventure riding in the first place, why they chose to ride tandem around the world, and how they manage to work as a team on long-distance rides.
    Learn more about the Notiers on their website. Read about their adventures in Tim’s books that chronicle the couple’s adventure motorcycle journey. Follow them on Instagram to see what they are up to next.  

    Got your own travel plans? You're going to need Gaia GPS to get your there. For a limited time, podcast listeners get 40 percent off on a Gaia GPS Premium Membership. Premium lets you download maps for offline navigation and access hundreds of maps to get the info you need for the places you're going next! Just go to www.gaiagps,com/offroadpodcast to snag that sweet discount.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Desk to Glory, Richard and Ashley Giordano

    Desk to Glory, Richard and Ashley Giordano

    Ashley and Richard Giordano were the picture of success in 2013. The young couple had thriving careers, nice cars, and a comfortable apartment in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. But, despite the enviably appearances, burnout was brewing dangerously close to the surface. The couple needed a change. A little red 1990 Tpypta pickup truck that was collecting dust in the backyard was all the change they needed. Four months and a few upgrades later, the Giordanos took off on their first major overland trip. The little red truck carried them to South America and then back again, some 48,000 miles. Once back home in Canada, they took their taste for the extreme the other direction, this time traveling to the Arctic Ocean in the middle of winter. In this interview, Ashley and Richard recount their steps from “Desk to Glory," highlighting everything from extreme cold-weather bathroom tips to the evolution of the Giordanos’ iconic rig — Little Red.  
    Learn more about Desk to Glory and the Giordanos through their website, YouTube channel, and Instagram page. And if Richard and Ashley have inspired you to get out on the trail and camp more this year, whether its a weekend trip to your local state park or a trip across an international border, don’t forget to pick up Gaia GPS Premium to help you find your way. Right now, podcast listeners can get 20-percent off a Premium Membership.  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    10. Gaia GPS Best Overlanding Features of 2021

    10. Gaia GPS Best Overlanding Features of 2021

    If you got out on some epic trails in 2021, chances are you used Gaia GPS's powerful planning and navigation tools to help get you out there. Did you know that while you were roasting marshmallows on the campfire, Gaia GPS's cartographers and engineers were hard at work improving and updating the app? Chris Kracht of 4XOA and Matt McClellan of Ozark Overland are here to sift through some of the best new maps and features that Gaia GPS rolled out in 2021. These two Gaia GPS experts hit on everything from Android Auto to 3D maps and public tracks. Plus, they touch on an all new feature in the Gaia Topo map that hasn't even been announced yet, but will make your campsite reservations as easy as pie. Don't miss this deep dive on what's new from last year and get some insights from Chris and Matt on how these features stack up for dirt road adventures.
    If you haven't made the jump to Premium, now's the time to do it. Now through the end of 2021, podcast listeners can get 40 percent off a Gaia GPS Premium Membership. Plus you can pair Gaia GPS's extensive map catalog and route planning tools with 20 percent off a Trails Offroad membership. Trails Offroad has thousands of detailed route guides that you can push to your Gaia GPS account with a press of a button. Get it all now at a discount and put that money you saved toward your next upgrade, we know you got one coming!

    • 43 min
    9. Dan Grec's Never-Ending Road Trip.

    9. Dan Grec's Never-Ending Road Trip.

    Since 2009, Dan Grec has traveled the world in his Jeep Wrangler, searching for connection in local cultures and beauty in wild landscapes. After some 90,000 miles behind the windshield, the author of the popular adventure travel books, The Road Chose Me, finally returns home to Australia.
    But Grec’s homecoming won’t be filled with the rest and relaxation you’d expect after a decade-long road trip. Grec continues his odyssey to see and experience the world up-close and personal. This time, he returns to his birthplace to tackle Australia’s classic routes and explore unknown trails. His trip to the bush will take at least 12 to 18 months. 
    Grec sits down with Wade in the days before starting his Australian expedition to explain why the international road chose him. Grec retraces his tracks from Alaska to the tip of South America and hiw 54,000-mile road trip around Africa. Learn Grec's secrets to worldwide travel, including how to masterfully make your dollars go the extra mile so you can prolong your trip. Plus, these trips aren't always sunshine and rainbows, Grec shows us how to avoid bribery at international border crossings and what to do when you get Malaria ... twice.
    Follow Dan Grec's journey on Instagram. Subscribe to his YouTube channel. Read about his adventures in his books The Road Chose Me, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. 
    If you want maps for your own journeys, big and small, then don't miss this sweet discount on a Gaia GPS Premium Membership.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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I love this podcast. And Wade’s southern voice and the show’s soundtrack really make you feel like you want to get and stay out there!!

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Amazing narrator

Wade’s voice is so unique and relaxing to listen to. Absolutely perfect for this show.

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