Tag: Roadtrip

10 Amazing pics from our Audubon experience

Do you love spending a day at the zoo? Like escaping the summer heat at the aquarium? Or, do you have an obsession with animals of the creepy crawly variety? If any of these apply to you, you owe it to yourself to stop by the Audubon Nature Institute during your next visit to The […]

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Why is Overlanding in the U.S. so expensive?

Over the last few months, I’ve been following an interesting trend in the U.S. overlanding communities. Heavily overbuilt rigs with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment strapped to them, and I can’t help but think how unnecessary all that is. I’m not saying that the heavy steel bumpers, big 35-inch tires and roof-top tents […]

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What a year – Adventure Bent turns one

What a wild ride this first year back at blogging has been. Today the Adventure Bent celebrates its first anniversary. It’s kind of hard to believe it’s already been that long. It seems like just yesterday I was clicking publish on the first post. “Hello world,” I wrote. “Welcome to the Adventure Bent blog.” In […]

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Overlanding? What makes the perfect rig?

Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal.  Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries. Source: Wikipedia I’ve […]

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Have Jeep – will travel

Back in March, I bought my dream car, a True Blue Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I’d been drooling over this weird four-door convertible ever since I first saw one back in 2007. Growing up we’d always had 4x4s. In North-West Minnesota, it seemed likely everyone in the country owned at least one 4-wheel drive vehicle. During […]

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Dreams of adventure our plans for 2017

As winter sets in, I have plenty of time to make plans for next years adventures. Better plans mean better adventures, less time spent searching for a campsite at midnight, and a happier traveling companion. From where I live on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, along the Mississippi River, winter is no joke. Travel on “good” roads is […]

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