Expedition Portal assigned us their annual Overlanders of the Year Award 2013. For those who are unfamiliar with Expedition Portal:
Expedition Portal is a community of adventure travelers, where the primary means of exploration is by 4wd and Motorcycle. Founded in 2005 by Scott Brady, CEO of Overland International, expeditionportal.com is operated by a team of experienced adventurers, our staff having completed expeditions on all seven continents. With the growing popularity of overland travel, expeditionportal.com has expanded in membership and content to represent the single-largest repository of online overland resources on the web. This includes 2,000+ feature editorials and over 1.2 million forum posts. Most know us as ExPo.
Overlanders of the Year Award
Here is what they wrote with regard to our Overlanders of the Year award:
If you have been following Expedition Portal’s front page in the last few months, you’ll be familiar with Coen and Karin-Marijke of Landcruising Adventure. On the road since 2003, they’ve driven their Toyota BJ45 Land Cruiser through Europe, Asia, and South America taking their time to fully experience the landscapes and cultures they visit. A decade may seem like a long time to traverse just three of the world’s continents, but their journey is not a trip so much as it is a lifestyle.
When the Expedition Portal team sat down to reflect on the past twelve months and begin the process of selecting the recipients of our Overlander of the Year Award, we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than the adventure duo of Coen and Karin-Marijke. We not only admire their unusually slow pace of travel, we are captivated by the elaborate stories and images featured on their website. Their collection of windshield views is one of the best pictorials in all of overlanding.
Ever eager to share in their travels, Coen and Karin-Marijke took the time to answer a few questions so we could all get more insight into what it’s like to travel for a full decade.
Congrats & Compliments
The recognition was followed by many congrats and compliments. Here are a couple that stood out:
Congratulations to Coen and Karin-Marijke on winning the Overlander of the Year Award. You have inspired us all! ~Scott Brady
Anyone can get in a truck and go “overlanding”. When the going gets really tough, most people give it up and go back to their warm, comfy homes. What I really admire about Coen and Karin-Marijke is that no matter what comes up along their way, they always meet each challenge with a positive spirit and a an attitude of “lets just get it done and go one”. I think that attitude and spirit, more than anything, has contributed to their great success! Congratulations, you two!! Well Deserved! ~Randall Seaman
Congratulations. Not only beautiful stories and luscious pictures but warm and lovely people too. It’s better to travel than to arrive. ~Ylona Engel Putter
Great photos and enlightening perspective on countries very few of us have the opportunity to visit. ~Adventure Family In Motion
Congrats, what a way of life! I applaud your success and wish you more! ~Will Cabell
Congratulations to you both. Very well deserved, you inspire with every post. ~Jaxon Merrill
Lieve Coen en Karien-Marijke ik volg jullie altijd. Het is werkelijk zo interesant en ongelooflijk het leven van jullie, en vind deze foto prachtig. Veel liefs voor beiden. ~Ida van Mastrigt
Mooi verhaal én mooie manier van denken/leven/reizen. ~Coreanne van Leeuwen
Gefeliciteerd ! jullie zijn een bron van inspiratie! ~Jan Willem van Vliet
Estes são os verdadeiros overlanders! Viajam por viajar, sem show, sem grife e sem pose. Marecido! Parabéns. ~Clemente Gauer
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