Published in Jeep Action Magazine

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One of my recent life goals is to become a travel writer writing articles for publication in various magazines. – I thoroughly enjoy sharing my adventures here on my blog and I hope to reach a larger & broader audience through magazines and other publications.

I’ve just had an article published in the Australian Jeep Action Magazine, which I’m really excited about. Below is the finished product in low-resolution. You’ll have to buy a copy of the magazine to read the full article!

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Jeep Action Magazine first spread

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Jeep Action Magazine second spread

-Dan

25 Responses

  1. Mandy says:

    Officially published! Will have to look for this magazine so I can show off that I know you. LOL
    Hope you are well :)

    • Dan says:

      Thanks Mandy! (I think the mag is only available in Australia, but I´m not certain on that)
      Hope you guys are doing well in Cow Town. I hear sprnig has kinda sprnug early.

  2. RoverOverland says:

    That’s so kick azz! Congratulations on the exposure to your journey…

    http://www.roveroverland.wordpress.com

  3. Melissa says:

    AWESOME! I’ll have to find a copy and frame it! HA.. Next goal.. get Jeep to sponsor you!

    Take care!

  4. Ron Parker says:

    Hi Dan,Great to see your adventures in print.I will be off to the newsagents this morning,how many copys do you want?I will bring the magazine to NYC in June to show your parents.

    • Dan says:

      Hey Ron, thanks very much! The editor of the magazine is sending one to Mum & Dad´s old place, so maybe if you could just take one over to NYC for Mum & Dad that would be fantastic. Thanks again.

  5. DUKAROO!!!! says:

    NIIIIIIICE man! Congrats — what month is that? I wanna pick that up– mmiss you my brother– Hope all is well I know my man is rockin it– Enjoy yourself my man– I know you will– Love DUKAROO!

    • Dan says:

      Hey Duke-o! Great to hear from you brother.
      I’m not 100% certain, but I think it’s an Australian only magazine.
      How’s the winter been treating you? Every now and then I talk about snowboarding with someone and pretty soon I’m waiving my hands around and going crazy. Man, I’ll get back to it soon.
      Take care buddy,
      -Danno

      • DUKAROO! says:

        Winters a little dry but on the lighter side just got off a two week roadie with three Ozzys from Mt Hotham up in th hills between Melbourne and Sydney. Went up through Big Sky, B irdger, Whitefish, Ferni, REvelstoke, SilverStar, Baker, then back through portland home. The boys and I became so tight that we decided the best thing for all of us would be for me to head out there for a season so I’m workin on me work visa and spending some time out there! should be siiiiick– Get on a board and ride my man– I bet you have no idea how much you miss it. Much love my brotha– keep in touch— Love El DUKAROO!

        • Dan says:

          Great to hear from you man. A season in Oz, hey?! You’ll have a blast.
          I think about snowboarding most days, funny how the grass is always greener. Still thinking I’ll try to work as an instructor in Chile or Argentina if it’s at all possible.
          Sounds like you had an awesome roadie – nice one man.
          All the best brother, see you on the other side somewhere.
          -Danno

  6. Andy says:

    Hey Dan, great work! I was able to get a few stories published online, but having something in print is a whole new couple of levels. Keep it up!

  7. Brian12566 says:

    Published! Good job! Very cool. Maybe Jeep will give you free parts if you ever need them. It is in their best interest to keep your Wrangler running.

    • Dan says:

      I made a real point of not getting sponsorship this time around, I wanted it to be the ‘every person’ trip to show that anyone can do this if they want it bad enough.
      Next time, however, will be a different story :)

  8. Mike says:

    Nice!!!!

    Looks like you’re on the way to super-stardom 😉

  9. panama says:

    I am unquestionably bookmarking this page and sharing it with my acquaintances. You will be getting plenty of visitors to your blog from me!

  10. Andres says:

    Fantastic, what you’ve been doing. Planning to drive south from Toronto to Ushuaia in three weeks from now.
    Been reading several blogs and I like your very much because of your optimism in every situation.
    My question for you would be , Will I be able to do the same trip on Vw Diesel van , front wheel drive only but quite high from the ground.
    Did Toronto DeadHorse Toronto last summer, 21 000 km, Have driven Cairns to Hobart and both islands on NZ, Russia as well.

    Cheers

    Andres

    • Dan says:

      Hey Andres,

      It sounds like you’ve had some big adventures. Very, very cool.
      I think a VW diesel van will be absolutely ideal for the PanAm adventure you have planned. It’s great you say it’s high from the gound – I think that is a lot more important than 4×4. To be honest, I only used 4×4 in my Jeep when I was actually trying to go somewhere a bit silly – it’s not needed if you keep it sensible. High ground clearance is great to have, there are sections of very bad road.
      Depending on what year your VW is, I would check into how it will handle bad quality / very high sulfur diesel. Newer diesels require very low sulfur diesel, and there is a good chance the computer will shut it down or make it run very badly if it doesn’t get the correct quality. I know for sure Bolivia and Peru have terrible quality diesel. Probably more countries too.
      Good luck, have fun and let me know how it goes!
      -Dan

    • Theawayteam says:

      Hey Andres,
      What vehicle did you decide to do the trip? Do you have a blog? We are planning this trip in November from Calgary to South America…good luck!

      • Dan says:

        Hey Guys,
        If I was still down in Calgary it would be great to catch up for a beer.
        If you have any questions, or need any help, please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll do what I can.

        Have you seen ? It contains all the information you’re going to need, and a couple of friends of mine are right now driving south, currently in Mexico & Belize, so the info will be continually updated.
        When you do set out, any updates you can provide are much appreciated.
        All the best & good luck!
        -Dan

  11. Andres says:

    Thank you for a reply, you made my day.
    I have 1998 2.4 L cargo van (T4) in Europe) simple diesel and runs way better on old type diesel than on a new low sulfur one. I actually run it on used veggie oil as well and drove to Prudhoe Bay last summer actually on veggie oil. Came back to Toronto on diesel.
    This trip I will do on diesel only.
    At Deadhorse I met some people and they added the pics and the little story about me and my veggie van to they’r blog.
    http://marriedtoabirder.blogspot.com/2010/08/deadhorse-ak-june-july-2010.html
    I will be leaving Toronto around Oct.13-14 heading to Colorado and Las vegas and from there straight south.
    Still now Idea where would be the safest boarder crossing to Mexico?

    Cheer

    Andres
    Originally from Tartu, Estonia

    • Dan says:

      Hey Andres,
      Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I’m working on another project right now, which I’ll tell you about soon.
      I might get some help from you if you don’t mind. More to come on that later.

      As for your VW van, it sounds absolutely perfect! My brother bought a 1980 van and loves it. With diesel, I think it would be unbeatable.
      As for Mexico border crossing.. I don’t think there is too much difference. In any case, cross first thing in the morning (like 7 or 8am) and drive for the entire day to get as far from the border as you can. The most dangerous place in any central American country is the borders, so I always got away from them before nightfall.
      I wish you all the best for your amazing journey ahead! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help, anything at all!
      -Dan

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