Author: Chris Scott
Release Date: 2017-05
Genre: Adventure travel
The definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent overlanding adventure across the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Overlanders' Handbook is written in the same entertaining yet clear jargon-free English for which Chris Scott's other books are known - it doesn't assume you know your plug gap from a radiator cap.
The most comprehensive and useful book of its kind in the world - packed full of practical information and advice for the adventurous traveller. The Royal Geographical Society has been giving help and advice to the scientific and adventurous since 1830. This book is the distillation of many years of experience and expertise. It is packed full of practical information and advice from planning, fundraising and insurance to cures for amoebiasis, tapeworms and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It explains why divers shouldn't wear gloves, why sharpening machetes can affect navigation in the rainforest and how aluminium foil can be useful in the desert. It covers every part of the world, from mountains and glaciers to savannah and jungle. This fifth edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of the latest changes in equipment, techniques and knowledge. It has invaluable directories of funding sources and specialist suppliers and services, and lists of useful addresses and further reading.
Author: Chris Scott
Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications
Release Date: 2004
Whether readers are traveling by 4WD or camel, this acclaimed guide covers all aspects Saharan and includes 10,000 miles of itineraries in Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Mali, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, and Egypt.
Author: Chris Scott
Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications
Release Date: 2012
Presents a guide to planning and executing a selection of motorcycling adventures around the world, offering advice on dealing with culture shock, off-road riding, navigation, medical emergencies, and other issues that could arise.
Author: Chris Scott
Release Date: 2018
For the independently-mobile traveller the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco are a year-round destination offering a thrilling variety of experiences. Now in full colour and covering nearly 12,000km from the High Atlas to the Mauritanian border, Morocco Overland features detailed GPS off-road routes for 4x4s, motorcycles and mountain bikes as well as scenic byways suitable for any vehicle. The book also includes guidance on choosing and preparing vehicles, the best places and times to go, getting to Morocco as well as local fly-drive options and off-road driving and riding techniques. With 40 pages of maps and more than 65 easy-to-follow-routes ranging from High Atlas trails reaching 3000m to arid canyons winding past hidden Berber villages and from the Atlantic surf to former Dakar Rally pistes, this comprehensive route and planning guide will appeal to both the first timer looking to dip their toe in Africa and to the seasoned adventurer.
Author: Tim Slessor
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Why Not? After all, no-one had ever done it before. It would be one of the longest of all overland journeys – half way round the world, from the English Channel to Singapore. They knew that several expeditions had already tried it. Some had got as far as the desrts of Persia; a few had even reached the plains of India. But no one had managed to go on from there: over the jungle clad mountains of Assam and across northern Burma to Thailand and Malaya. Over the last 3,000 miles it seemed there were ‘just too many rivers and too few roads’. But no-one really knew … In fact, their problems began much earlier than that. As mere undergraduates, they had no money, no cars, nothing. But with a cool audacity, which was to become characteristic, they set to work – wheedling and cajoling. First, they coaxed the BBC to come up with some film for a possible TV series. They then gently persuaded the manufacturers to lend them two factory-fresh Land Rovers. A publisher was even sweet-talked into giving them an advance on a book. By the time they were ready to go, their sponsors (more than 80 of them) ranged from whiskey distillers to the makers of collapsible buckets. In late 1955, they set off. Seven months and 12,000 miles later, two very weary Land Rovers, escorted by police outriders, rolled into Singapore – to flash bulbs and champagne. Now, fifty years on, their book, ‘First Overland’, is republished – with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough. After all, it was he who gave them that film.
Be vigilant when driving through Africa: camels are careless when crossing the road, and women carrying waterpots are little more watchful. So warn the authors of this fifth edition of Africa Overland. They also give updated information on each country’s political and security situation (Angola, Sierra Leone and Liberia are on the up; since this guide’s last edition, security in Western Sudan and Eastern Chad has turned sour); provide an expanded Route Outlines section including information on border crossings; and offer revised recommendations on vehicles including practical coverage on buying a vehicle, maintenance and driving. ‘This is the ultimate roadies' guide to traversing the wilderness of Africa. An indispensable guide to negotiating the unchartered perils of Africa's vast plains.’ Daily Express (UK)
"Drive Me Loco is the authoity on travel by car to Costa Rica, there is romance in the road less-graveled." ~ Washington Post "I laughed a lot while reading the guide and the updated info on this site gets better and better" ~ Jayne Tuggle The Gingo's Guide To Driving Through Mexico and Central America is an eBook combining 35 years of experience offering the reader expert recommendations from real life (yes, I've done it several times) information on driving your vehicle through Mexico and Central America. We detail, in an easy-to-read format, all the information necessary for a trip by vehicle through Mexico and Central America. We chronicle a trip by car through Mexico, Baja, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. We also include information on Belize, El Salvador, and Panama and South America. Gringo's Guide will get you to where you want to go in Mexico and Central America with an expanded Costa Rica section---the jewel of Central America. If you are even thinking about taking this trip you got to read this guide!" The Drive The drive through Mexico and Central America is a wonderful experience, however, it's not an adventure for everyone. What type of person would like this sort of trip? First and foremost, you go to like to drive---if the open road turns you on then this is a great trip for you. Even through you could rush the trip, ideally it is better to have an open agenda tat isn't too pressured by time. You don't need tons of money but you should have a nice money reserve for emergencies and potential car issues. Places and conditions change, thus be prepared to make variations or detours altered from the original directions; though generally speaking things in Central America change slowly---except for Costa Rica where it seems different every time I go back, which has been every six months for the last decade. There is no one correct way of doing anything and therefore if you find a way or route that you feel is easier or less complicated, please send your comments to us at DriveMeLoco so that your information may be included in the next publication and so that the loco community gets updated---we are stronger together. Which Route? There are three main routes through Mexico, one is along the Atlantic Coast (actually the Gulf of Mexico), the second is through Central Mexico and Mexico City, and the third is by the way of the Pacific Coast. From Texas the four main entry points are El Paso, Piedras Negras, Laredo and Brownsville. There are several east-west, north-south links as you journey south through Mexico. The Pacific Coast route is the hands down favorite among travelers. The roads are better overall, drivers don't have to circumnavigate Mexico City, and there are plenty of beautiful sites along the way. Those travelers that have driven all three route agree that the Pacific Coast route is by far the best. The route detailed in the city-by-city portion of this guide is the Pacific Coast route of Mexico, until Chiapas where I recommend diverting to the interior to see the jewels left by the Mayan civilization. If Central America is your goal, then the central route bogs you down too much in Mexico City and the surrounding areas. The Atlantic route is just plain hard on vehicles and the scenic delightful places are fewer. Head for the Pacific Coast and then south through Mexico. Lots more free info is available at our official website: drivemeloco.com Enjoy the journey!
. The only guide dedicated solely to the new Republic of the Sudan. Explore entire pyramids and other ancient sites entirely free of tourist crowds. Drink in views over the Sudanese plains from the granite Taka Mountains. Dive the reef where Jacques Cousteau conducted his experiment in underwater living . Experience Sudan's cultural diversity among the 50 tribes of the Nuba Mountains. Read advice on where to stay/eat, travelling safely and cultural etiquetteAs a staple of bleak news headlines, Sudan has been slow to make its abundant attractions known to the outside world. Few foreigners have heard of the Kingdom of Kush, walked among the isolated pyramids of Meroë or witnessed the whirling dervishes of Omdurman. Yet those who do make it here are invariably enchanted by its easy-going nature, fascinating history and the warm welcome they receive from the Sudanese people.This, the only stand-alone guide to post-partition Sudan, leads you expertly from the labyrinthine souks of Khartoum to coral-bedecked wrecks off the Red Sea coast. Whether you're rushing through on the trans-Africa trail or whiling away weeks among rich archaeological sites, this fully revised third edition is your indispensible companion.
Author: Chris Scott
Release Date: 2016-05-07
25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round Adventure motorcycling (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s)has grown massively since the last edition of AMH. Now in itsfourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, coveringamong other things: planning, sponsorship, riding seasons, fuel prices bike choice and recommended models the gear: what youneed, not what you can buy Life on the Road: borders, comms, police trouble, satnav, filming and moto troubleshooting Comprehensive overland route outlines in Africa, Asia and Latin America aka: theAdventure Motorcycling Zone Contributions from among others: Lois Pryce, Walter Colebatch, Gaurav Jani, Grant Johnsonand many other two-wheel adventurers.Maps byNick Hill Now at400 pages, the book no longer assumes you re an experienced tourer who s decided to take off to the outer limits. Many AM riders are much like Ted Simon was in 1970s; individuals in search of adventure and who happen to choose a motorcycle. Readers aren t expected to have an in-depth knowledge of mechanics, travel health or navigation, so there are fuller explanationsof how things work and why certain choices are worthwhile, as well as a comprehensive listing on troubleshooting. This now makes AMH7 as much a take-with book as one to consult during the planning stage. What really makes the AMH special, however, is that it capitalizes on the knowledge and experience ofover 30 globetrotting contributors covering regions, topics or their specialist knowledge in added detail. These contributors as well as a light touch is what s helped make Trailblazer sAdventure Motorcycling Handbookthe legendary manual after 25 years in print. .AMH6: everything you need to know, in one book"
Separated from the north in 2011, South Sudan is the world's newest country and has emerged from decades of inaccessibility as a vibrant and diverse destination. Nature lovers are drawn to the region to experience one of the world's largest wetlands, the many tropical forests and the second-largest wildlife migration on earth. The tribal peoples such as the Dinka, Bari and Zande preserve unique cultures thousands of years in the making. Authors Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare provide practical information on getting around this new country where the travelling is rugged but the rewards are immense. This stand-alone guide outlines tour operators, hotels, restaurants, suggested itineraries, and how you can give back to the community. The chapter on Sudanese culture provides in-depth coverage of its languages, people and culture. Divided into geographical regions with photographs and maps, South Sudan enables the intrepid traveller to explore the length and breadth of the country.