XPEL pitches into the Battle of the Coronavirus! – April 2020

April 17, 2020

XPEL® is an important sponsor of The Turtle Expedition. Their custom film protection products keep rock and bug chips from damaging our vehicles. They offer computerized custom hood & headlight kits for nearly every vehicle out there.

Covercraft helps Lonesome George II – April 2020

April 9, 2020

The Galapagos tortoise has been our mascot since Land Rover days. The Turtle One was called La Tortuga Azul , (The Blue Turtle), and thus was born The Turtle Expedition, Unltd., as we traveled the world slowly with our house on our back and our adventures were clearly “Unlimited”.

COVERCRAFT steps up to pitch in during the COVID-19 Pandemic – April 2020

April 4, 2020

We have just learned that Covercraft, one of our sponsors, has shifted their manufacturing from quality car and seat covers to protective gear for medical personnel and first responders. Congratulations. Let’s all follow their moto: Together we can do this! Check out their COVID-19 update in the top bar of their website. www.covercraft.com Gary is […]

Baja California # 3 – November 2019

March 23, 2020

Heading south from Cataviña and Rancho Santa Inez, our next stop was Mulegé to hopefully get internet. Many overland travelers have become infected with the dependency on internet and like any addiction, it’s hard to stop.

Baja California #2 – November 2019

March 6, 2020

The camp overlooking the 8-kilometer-long clam beach and the Punta Mazo Peninsula was too perfect not to stay a couple of days, but we did need to move on, and we had to time our exit for a low tide to return to the gravel road and Highway 1.

Baja California #1 – November 2019

February 28, 2020

Well, in case you were wondering if we would ever leave, we have. Just as the leaves of the maple tree in front of our office in Nevada City burst into flames, (no not from fire), we uncovered our trusty Turtle V expedition truck and headed south to Baja California.

Japan #6 – Snow Monkeys – December 2014

May 14, 2019

Let the truth be known, one of the main reasons Monika and I wanted to visit Japan was to see the amazing Snow Monkeys. In the frigid valley of Japan’s Shiga-Kogen (Shiga Highlands) near Nagano, the site of 1998 Winter Olympics, there is a thermal spring that has been discovered by a troop of Japanese Macaque monkeys. […]

Japan #5 – Hiroshima – December 2014

May 10, 2019

At 8:15 AM, August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber carried out the World’s first atomic bombing. The bomb was about 3 m, (9.8 ft.), long and weighed about 4 tons. It was called “Thin Man” at first because of its long thin design. When the actual bomb turned out to be shorter than expected, […]

Japan #4 – Parks & Temples – December 2014

May 7, 2019

In case you never get to visit Japan, we wanted to give you a quick glimpse of some of the amazing parks and temples we saw. While every big city in the world has beautiful parks, those of Kyoto were spectacular. It seemed that almost every leaf and twig and branch had been exactly trimmed. […]

Japan #3 – Food -December 2014

May 3, 2019

Food is such an important part of traveling to new countries. While we do most of our own cooking in our self-contained camper, we never miss the opportunity to try the local specialties. Wandering through the market place in Kyoto, without a translator standing next to us, the question was, “What is it?” While there […]