Back to New York…

Finished the last leg to home…

7 April 2023: Completed the last leg of the journey home and closed the loop on the “Winter” southwest roadtrip, with lots of fun experiences, a few great projects and some exciting new exploration. Now it’s time to start organizing the trip notes and photos (and prepare for upcoming adventures, too)…

Woman and Machine All-Female Offroad Build – Fabrication Template…

Templating pieces that need to be fabricated…

19 February 2023: On Sunday we continued with the assessment and diagnostics, but also started creating “templates” for some of the modifications that will need to be fabricated, so that we can start cutting metal as accurately as possible…

Woman and Machine All-Female Offroad Build – Under the Hood…

Assessing and diagnosing engine and drive train components…

18 February 2023: This weekend the team got to work checking out the various components of the engine and drive train, to determine what was in good condition, what needed to be fixed and what needed to be replaced…

Finding the Wild Places…

The Elizabeth A. Morton NWR…

12 February 2023: Enjoyed some time at the Elizabeth A. Norton National Wildlife Refuge where it is possible to walk out onto Jessup’s Neck Peninsula which separates the Peconic Bay from the Noyak Bay. This area is often closed in the spring and summer months due to nesting shorebirds, so it is a great treat to get out here now (it is also much less crowded in the winter time, and you can really appreciate the natural environment)…

Exploring out East…

Long Island’s South Fork…

11 February 2023: Headed out to the east end to check out a few favorite spots on the northern coast of the south fork. There are a number of cool stops to make where it is possible to explore a bit of the coastal wetlands habitats and some wilderness beaches that are unusual in the middle of a densely populated suburban region…



Heading up to New England to participate in a new all female off-road vehicle build with Andrea’s Auto and Woman And Machine. 21-22 January is the first Open House meeting, where we will start taking things apart to see what we’re working with…


Getting ready for the next big road trip. Heading southwest and into the desert for some new exploration as well as a few of our favorite events. Lots of details still to be determined, but it’s “on the calendar”…

Joining the Barlow Adventures crew at the Imperial Sand Dunes in southern California to document the training process for a seven-day driving and navigation program focused on moving safely and effectively through the desert…

Trail Guiding for the California 4-Wheel Drive Association’s second annual Death Valley Experience fundraiser event running March 22-25, 2023. Each day will feature a choice of runs to some famous, some infamous and some secretive points of interest within Death Valley National Park. The runs will depart from Furnace Creek and from Stovepipe Wells. Some of the points of interest we will visit during Death Valley Experience 2023 include Zabriskie Point (famous) and Barker Ranch (infamous) as well as Dante’s View, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Artists’ Drive, Chloride Cliffs, Aguereberry Point, Skidoo and Darwin Falls. All of the trail runs are suitable for novice drivers and SUVs with high clearance and 4-wheel drive… is very proud to be presenting the second edition of the Nomad Overland Virtual Adventure Rally in 2023. This is a new kind of rally experience — a ten week event that participants can do from anywhere within the continental U.S.A. Competitors design their own routes as part of the rally, then drive it in a points-based online competition that includes optional activity tasks, quests and weekly challenges. The 2023 rally will run from 5 June – 13 August and is open to any driver within the United States who has an off-road capable vehicle — stock or modified. Registration for 2023 is open now. For more information see the Rally website

Nesconset | Paris | Belgrade

January – Woman and Machine
22-31 December – Holiday Roadtrip
16-21 December – Holiday Roadtrip
1-15 December – Long Island
November – Long Island
22-31 October – Roadtrip East
15-21 October – Moab LONCON
8-14 October – Moab LONCON
1-7 October – Roadtrip West
22-30 September – Roadtrip West
16-21 September – Roadtrip West
1-15 September – Long Island
August – Long Island
15-31 July – Serbia
1-14 July – NE Roadtrip
16-30 June – NE Roadtrip
1-15 June – Long Island
May – Nomad Rally Prep
16-30 April – Long Island
7-15 April – Heading Back to NY
1-6 April – Heading Back to NY
27-31 March – Death Valley- DVE
21-26 March – LON Skills Camp
15-20 March – Death Valley
8-14 March – Nevada
1-7 March – Glamis Training



All about exploring ghost towns and abandoned places in the USA and beyond, with tips, and information on the many different types of sites to be found across the globe, including detailed guides for eight specific sites… [read]



Report from the first trail run with the Off Road Consulting group at Rausch Creek Off Road Park as the post-pandemic phased re-openings begin in Pennsylvania and some of our favorite local trails re-open to the public after the two-month shutdown… [read]


A quick overview of impressions from a stop in Cairo during our recent scouting mission in Egypt and Sudan … [read]



A look into south-eastern Algeria on the border with Libya and Niger: overlanding with the Tuareg in one of the most remote corners of the Sahara … [read]

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