Lady Overlander Radio
By Lady Overlander Radio
S4E21: Virginia Slayton of @hopefullyeverafter
Arla chats with Gia Slayton about her love of the outdoors, including hiking, kayaking, and building out her overland rig.
S4E20: Sara McCuiston of Lifestyle Overland!
We're chatting with the original "Mama Bear," Sarah McCuiston of Lifestyle Overland! Learn about her lifestyle, homeschooling, and her philosophy on travel with kids. You don't want to miss this episode!
S4E19: Debbie of Ironhorse Overland
Arla & Misti chat with Deb of Ironhorse Overland! She and her husband are retired and living full-time on the road in their 4Runner and trailer. Tune in to learn more about them!
S4E18: Tiffany Richards of Peaceful Warrior Woman
In this episode, we chat with Tiffany Richards, martial arts instructor and founder of The Peaceful Warrior Woman. We will talk about self-defense and personal safety while traveling, learn from her past personal experiences as a victim, and see how she has used those experiences to help others.
S4E17: Patty Upton of Outback of Beyond!
Patty Upton has had a nomadic lifestyle since she was a child. Her father served in the Marine Corps, and as a result, she moved from one duty station to another. As she grew older, she found herself in the former Canal Zone in the Republic of Panama. She graduated from Balboa High School in 1971 and spent two years at the Canal Zone College. Patty felt at home when she began working as a secretary/receptionist at the Canal Zone Girl Scout Council. She had been a member of the Girl Scouts since she was young and had achieved the rank of First Class, which was the highest award a girl member could receive at that time. She later became the office manager at the Girl Scout office, but unfortunately, her position was eventually eliminated. However, at the same time, she was presented with the opportunity to join Loren Upton full-time on his Jeep expedition: "A World Odyssey - The Epic Voyage of the Sand Ship Discovery." Patty didn't hesitate to accept the invitation! After several world adventures and many years later, Patty is here to share her incredible story with us. We invite you to learn more about this remarkable woman and her travels around the world with her soulmate, Loren.
S4E16: Steve Johnston of A Race Against Blindness
"Upon receiving the diagnosis that his son was going blind, nothing has been more important to Steve than championing the mission of A Race Against Blindness: support research and find a cure for retinitis pigmentosa caused by Bardet-Biedel Syndrome." - Steve's bio on araceagainstblindness.com
Misti and Arla chat with Steve about his son, Luke, and his quest for a cure for RP.
You can help Steve and his family by entering to win an adventure van! The deadline is December 31, 2023. If selected to win, you will receive a brand-new van and $70,000 to outfit the van to suit your needs.
Enter here: https://swee.ps/ugtTzc_EbHLjo
S4E15: Interview with Annika and Angela of Wonder Year Travel
Technology advances have made planning extended international family trips easier and more convenient. With just a few clicks, families can find affordable flights, accommodations, and activities that suit everyone's interests and budgets. Additionally, the increasing popularity of vacation rentals and home-sharing platforms has created more accommodation options for families. Extended family travel allows for shared experiences and deeper connections. It presents a beautiful opportunity for families to explore the world together and create lifelong memories through international travel and worldschooling.
But...where do you start? What about school-aged kids? How do you take extended family trips while ensuring your kids stay caught up in their education? How on earth do you fund this type of travel? What about all of the logistics involved?
"Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling" answers all these questions and more! We caught up with two of the three co-authors of this wonderful book and learned so much! Tune in and explore the idea of Worldschooling!
S4E14: Blake and Ethan of the Teton Overland Show!
Misti and Arla chat with Blake Service and Ethan Wadsworth, co-founders of the Teton Overland Show! We will discuss all of the awesome things LOR has in store for the show (come see us in the Ladies' Overland Lounge) and what you can expect as a first-time attendee!
The Teton Overland Show is being held September 15th - 17th in Idaho Falls, Idaho! Get your tickets!
S4E13: Lory Perfect of Perfect Adventures!
Lory Perfect has been an avid off-roader her entire life and loves to be outside in nature. She grew up off-roading, from mid-west terrain to desert trails of the Mojave Desert, but Baja is her ultimate favorite. She started riding motorcycles at age seven and grew up riding around with her Dad, Mr. Perfect, in his Manx style dune buggy. Her family owned and built many Volkswagens over the years and got into off-road racing when they moved to California. Lory was naturally the person organizing group skiing trips, camping adventures and taking her friends to watch off-road races in Baja, Mexico. In 2002, she was approached by a travel company to start leading group adventure trips in southern California and Baja California, Mexico for TotalEscape.com. Five years later, she founded Perfect Adventures. With 38 years of Mexico travel experience under her belt, she knows how to lead a group through Baja’s varied terrain while keeping everyone safe and energized. She enjoys sharing the local culture, food and hidden gems of Baja with newbies, while creating memories for a lifetime. Lory is passionate about leading group adventure trips in Baja California, Mexico and sharing international traveling tips with other like mixed adventurers. After attending her first Overland Expo, she was hooked and applied to be a presenter. Lory has overlanded in the USA, Baja California and mainland Mexico. She loves solo overlanding in the USA. She is now prepping for a big overlanding adventure starting in 2024. Stay tuned…
S4E12: Overland Chef - Jesse Houston
Misti and Arla chat with Overland Chef!
S4E11: Dan Grec of The Road Chose Me
Misti and Arla chat with Dan Grec about the epic places he's been and the amazing things he's seen, about his current Jeep Camper build, the community's need to define "overlanding," safety tips while on the road, and choosing the right equipment for your specific needs.
S4E10: Lucy Barnard of @tanglesandtail
Misti and Arla are excited to chat with Lucy Barnard, the first woman to hike the entire length of South America. Lucy is currently WALKING from Argentina to Alaska with her beloved doggo, Wombat. Lucy shares the challenges she has faced along the way, such as navigating unfamiliar terrain, border crossings, traveling internationally with a pet, personal safety issues, and dealing with extreme weather conditions. Misti and Arla are inspired by Lucy's determination and courage to pursue her dream, despite any obstacles she may face.
S4E9: Azure O'Neil of MyTicketToRide!
Having traveled around the world by boat in 2005, perhaps it was only a matter of time before Azure O'Neil was drawn to the overland community. In 2011, she left a career in Washington, DC to learn how to make wine and explore the wide-open spaces of Australia and beyond. Since then, Azure has overlanded through 31 countries (both by two and four wheels), including a multi-year journey on her 1989 Honda Transalp which brought her from coast to coast and top to bottom of both North and South America. Azure’s “work breaks” while overlanding have seen her harvest winemaking, swabbing the decks of scuba dive boats, and reporting locally, and throughout her travels, for a TV news station in her part-time “hometown” of Sarasota, FL. When she’s not working to put together Overland Expo’s first-in-class educational programming, Azure can be found moto-camping, paddleboarding or planning her next big trip: a long motorcycle ride through Russia and Mongolia. You can follow her travels @MyTicketToRide, where she documents her adventures in motorcycle maintenance, creative two-wheeled dismounts and occasionally shares the coordinates of her “new favorite” wild campsite.
S4E8: Roseann Hanson, Founder of Overland Expo
Roseann Hanson is an accomplished author, conservationist, artist, and founder of the Overland Expo event series. She enjoys traveling, exploring, and nature journaling, and has traveled internationally with her husband of nearly 39 years, Jonathan.
S4E7: Regena Kowitz of TrailRecon!
Misti and Arla chat with Regena Kowitz of TrailRecon! Tune in to find out more about Regena, from her military and civilian service in the Navy, to what she was up to before she joined her husband, Brad, as a full-time content creator. We also chat about what current and future projects TrailRecon has in store!
S4E6: Ellen Wayte of Earth Cruiser
Arla and Misti chat with Ellen Wayte, Adventure Manager for EarthCruiser. Ellen spent six years as an overlanding tour leader with Dragoman (UK based); taking tourists overlanding through Africa, Asia and South America. Learn more about Ellen, who leads overland trips through the Americas, and learn about Earth Cruiser overland vehicles, based out of Bend, Oregon.
S4E5: Carol van Stralen of Epic Family Road Trip
Misti and Arla chat with Carol van Stralen about off-grid living, outdoor cooking, roadschooling, and her recent overland trip to James Bay.
S4E4: Matt Caldwell and Don Cox of Tread Lightly!
Arla and Misti chat with Matt Caldwell, CEO of Tread Lightly, and Tread Trainer Don Cox, who was selected as Tread Lightly's Ambassador of the Year in 2021! Come learn about Tread Lightly's mission, their current and future initiatives, and the amazing people who work tirelessly every day to make a difference in responsible outdoor recreation!
S4E3: Channing Cash of All Abilities Overland
Channing Cash is an avid outdoor enthusiast who just happens to be an immigrant from Laos who relocated to America at the age of six. Channing is a spinal cord injury survivor and a former Team USA adaptive athlete. Channing loves overlanding, and she has made it her personal mission to include all people of all abilities in the overlanding realm! Check out her inspirational story!
S4E2: Genevieve Valk, President of Sea Sucker (Camp, Bike, and Marine)
Misti and Arla chat with Genevieve Valk, the President of Sea Sucker. Learn more about how Sea Sucker is making their name known in the overlanding community with their innovative products.
S4E1: Jon Birkmire of Sunshine State Adventure Company - Florida Adventure Trail (F.A.T.)
Misti and Arla chat with Jon Birkmire, creator of the Florida Adventure Trail (F.A.T.). Tune in to learn more about Jon, and about exploring the Sunshine State.
S3E21: Ladies' Roundtable from Overland Expo West
Misti and Arla went LIVE in the KC HiLites booth at Overland Expo West. They chatted with an amazing group of women who are taking the overlanding and off-roading world to the next level.
S3E20: Rachelle Croft of Expedition Overland
We are so exited to bring Rachelle Croft on the Lady Overlander Radio podcast! Learn more about Rachelle, overlanding internationally, and how she balances a successful and demanding business with being a mother and wife.
S3E19: Roundtable Discussion: Public Lands - Are YOU Violating Federal Law? Do YOU Know What Current Legislation is Being Proposed or Enacted?
Our panel of experts discuss current legislation regarding PERMANENT public land trail closures, restrictions, public land swaps, and whether or not YOU are violating current Federal law by snapping a photo for Instagram or video for YouTube! You might be surprised by the answer!
S3E18: Ladies' Roundtable Discussion: Ladies' Overland Lounge at MOORE Expo
This past weekend, LOR hosted a Ladies' Overland Lounge at the MOORE Expo. We provided ladies-only classes, giveaways, and held a Ladies' Roundtable Discussion for attendees new to overlanding. Our panel consisted of Keri of Discover4x4rAdventures, Cara of Ozark Overland Adventures, Ashley of Okiegirl Overland, Arla of Bats Off-Road and Lady Overlander Radio, and Misti of The Day We Make and Lady Overlander Radio.
The Ladies' Overland Lounge was sponsored by:
The MOORE Expo
CB Adventure Supply
S3E17: Interview with Northbound Expeditions
Misti and Arla chat with Virgil and Steph of North Bound Expeditions. North Bound Expeditions specializes in adventure travel and trail gear. They are based in Canada.
S3E16: Interview with The Overlanding Ambulance
In October 2021, expedition ‘The Overlanding Ambulance’ set off from Liverpool, UK in a Land Rover Defender Ambulance to attempt the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Journey by Ambulance’.
The team is made up of Rachel Nixon, Lawrence Dodi, and Peggy the travel spaniel. Both Rachel and Lawrence are veterinary surgeons who are undertaking this adventure at their own expense with the goal of raising money and attention for two charities that are close to their hearts; Anthony Nolan and Vetlife.
Rachel and Lawrence took a leave of absence from their jobs and hit the road with Peggy.
While living and travelling full time in the ambulance, they journeyed through 24 countries, and ventured as far as Armenia! While in Ushguli, Georgia (the highest inhabited settlement in Europe), they successfully crossed the 20,000km target set by Guinness World Records as the minimum record attempt. But they aren't finished yet...
S3E14: Jason and Kate Adams of Experiencing Arkansas!
Jason and Kate are an awesome power couple who share a deep love for the outdoors and each other. Join us as we learn more about them and about the beautiful state of Arkansas!
S3E13: Shaun Walford of The Story Till Now
Misti and Arla chat with Shaun Walford of "The Story Till Now," and the conversation takes some interesting turns! We talk about everything from religion to Cadbury Cream Eggs on this episode. Take a listen!
S3E12: Interview with Kyle Reese of Okie Overland
Misti and Arla chat with Kyle Reese, the new owner of the Okie Overland store in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
S3E11: LADIES ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Traveling with a Firearm
Misti and Arla chat with special guests Tara McGovern, Taylor Abney, and Christina Luppi about the pros, cons, safety, and legal implications of traveling with a firearm.
S3E10: Tate Davis of Overland Spices!
Misti & Arla chat with Tate Davis, owner of Overland Spices.
S3E9: Anna Pinto of GoTreads!
Misti and Arla chat with our dear friend Anna Pinto, head of Customer Relations for GoTreads!
S3E8: Women Should NEVER Overland Solo - Ladies' Roundtable Discussion
Many of us have heard, "Women should never (overland, wheel, hike, travel) alone," or other comments to that effect. The purpose of this podcast episode is to educate, inform, and empower women who may want to start overlanding solo, but have been told they shouldn't.
We are so excited to have the following Special Guests on Wednesday night's podcast:
Tara McGovern @roveandreverie
Cristin Whetten @badassbrunette
Christina Luppi @huntressoffroad
Kelly Nomura @twinkie923
Julianna Rose @the.overlander.nextdoor
S3E7: Interview with Kris Carroll of Fastrack Overland!
Misti and Arla chat with Kris Carroll of Fastrack Overland about everything from his 2wd Tacoma overland build to mountain biking. We also meet his cat named "Shop Cat" and share lots of laughs and great conversation!
S3E6: LIVE! 2022 REBELLE RALLY RECAP!
Join Misti and Arla as we chat with Rebelle Rally founder, Emily Miller, and our good friends Team Wild Mavens about the 2022 Rebelle Rally. We'll learn a bit about Emily, and why she started the rally, and we'll talk to Lisa and Katie and learn how the ups and downs of their very first run at Rebelle! Be sure to tune in and ask any questions you may have!
Also, make sure you watch until the end for a special announcement!
S3E5: Interview with Krysta King
Misti and Arla chat with Krysta King tonight! Krysta LOVES the outdoors! You can find her hiking, overlanding, rock climbing, paddleboarding, and everything in between! Krysta has overcome personal obstacles that have only made her stronger. Come join us tonight and find out more about this awesome lady!
S3E4: Interview with Brittany Highland of Hourless Life - One Year Later!
Misti and Arla chat with Brittany Highland of Hourless Life! Brittany was our very first guest on the Lady Overlander Radio podcast back in July 2021. We're catching up with her one year later to see how much her life has changed since she and her family started their international overland journey!
S3E3: Interview with Tom Brawley of Adventure Trail Outfitters
Misti and Arla chat with Tom Brawley of Adventure Trail Outfitters about his latest product: the Overland Shower System.
S3E2: Interview with Skinny Guy Campers
Misti interviews Justin Sturgill and his wife Michelle from Skinny Guy Campers and Kelly LeTourneau and his wife Traci, who just completed a three week overlanding trip to Utah and Colorado with their Skinny Guy Camper. Tune in and learn about the amazing features this camper has to offer!
S3E1: Interview with Ariana Dufour @littleariana
Misti and Arla chat with Ariana Dufour. Ariana is originally from Colorado but currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her two border collies. Ariana recently joined the Trails Offroad team full-time as Director of Marketing and Design. During the week, you can find her working remotely but on the weekends, she's on the road searching for the next amazing camping spot in her 2004 Lexus GX470, dogs in tow.
S2E21: Lady Overlander Radio Camping Retreat Recap!
Join Misti, Arla, Kayla, and Katie as we chat about the inaugural Lady Overlander Radio Camping Retreat we held in Arkansas. We talk about managing the heat, our awesome kayak float, the recovery, trauma care, and safety training we received from Switchback Outdoor Safety, and about the amazing women we met!
S2E20: Interview with Down South Off-Road and Outdoor
Misti and Arla chat with Down South Off-Road and Outdoor! Kim and Jeremy are quite the dynamic couple, who enjoy overlanding and off-roading, and conduct reviews of all types of outdoor products. They are funny, engaging, and have no filter!
S2E19: Interview with Oscar Mike Overland
Welcome to our special Memorial Day podcast with Oscar Mike Overland! Oscar Mike Overland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to changing the lives of Veterans. Their mission is offering support to Veterans by means of adventure therapy and getting them “on the move”. LOR is also partnering with OMO for a camp and trail ride for female veterans in September. We announce the five veterans who are selected on the show!
S2E18: Ladies' Fireside Chat at Daniel Boone Back the Byway
Lady Overlander Radio held a ladies' fireside chat at the Daniel Boone Back the Byway event in Bowen, Kentucky. Grab your favorite drink, pull up a chair, and listen in on the discussion!
S2E17: Interview with MischiefMakerJKU (Hollie Fowler)
Misti and Arla chat with Hollie Fowler, a.k.a. MischiefMakerJKU, a rock crawling and trail riding legend! She is passionate about off-roading, and loves to encourage others to "get outdoors and on the trails!"
S2E16: Jerry L'Ecuyer of Tembo Tusk
Misti & Arla chat with Jerry L'Ecuyer, the founder and owner of Tembo Tusk. Tembo Tusk makes overlanding and camping gear, such as the Skottle. Tembo Tusk is launching some awesome new products! We talk with Jerry about the new Basin Table, Tembo Tusk Fire Pit, traveling through Africa, and much more!
S2E15: Interview with Shop Overland Apparel
Misti and Arla chat with Jared and Kayla about their new business endeavor: Shop Overland Apparel. Shop Overland Apparel is a one stop shop where you can find merch from some of your favorite YouTube overlanding brands! Tune in to learn more about Jared and Kayla, their love for overlanding, and what led them to start a new business.
S2E14: Interview with Keri Porter of Discover 4x4 Adventures
Misti and Arla chat with Keri Porter of Discover 4x4 Adventures! Keri has been in the off-road world for almost 20 years! She has also taken her trail skills to higher levels by competing in the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Rebelle Rally, an all-female 8-day compass and map navigational rally through the California and Nevada deserts. Keri is a born leader in the off-road community, and she is happy to share her knowledge and experience with others who are eager to get off-road and explore.
S2E13: Interview with Coddiwomple Overland!
Join Misti and Arla as we interview some of our favorite people - Coddiwomple Overland! We were able to hang out with them again at the MOORE Expo, and we're excited to share their story with you!
Also, did you know that Lady Overlander Radio is ranked #6 in the Top 20 Overland Podcasts to listen to in 2022 by Feedspot?
See the top 20 here: https://blog.feedspot.com/overlanding_podcasts/