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New wheels are always fun. La Poderosa has had the same wheels for over 22 years. They’re aluminum alloys and they’re beautiful but flashy. It’s time for a change. The following is an account of our Land Rover alloy wheel refurbishment project....

Joshua Tree National Park is like something from another planet - wide open desert filled with bizarre trees, piles of boulders the size of mountains, gold-mining ruins and surprising oases, surrounded by craggy mountains in the distance. This amazing park summons travelers from all over the globe, particularly climbers who love the mild winters and abundant climbing opportunities. Joshua Tree is a fave of locals too, who frequent on weekends. It’s easy to see why. From crystal blue skies and breezes in the day to colorful sunsets that drift into endlessly black nights, filled with millions of stars....

Maintaining an overland vehicle - especially an older Rover - requires constant upkeep. And if you’re talking about vehicle-dependent travel as a way of life, preventative maintenance is the backbone of the whole operation. ...

Frans purchased a 1959 Series 2 109 Land Rover for long-term living so he could explore the West Coast of the United States and the Baja Peninsula....

San Miguel de Allende is just the best. I really, really love it and am so grateful to call it home. Around these parts though, everyone talks about how good it is to come back to San Miguel because much of the local and expat community travel a lot or divide their time between San Miguel and other places. ...

Adventure is somehow best when it’s unexpected. In Hidalgo State, central-eastern Mexico, we find ourselves in one of the oldest protected forests in Mexico, El Chico National Park. This is precisely the type of place we spend our adventures looking for, hunting through locals’ recommendations and research to find the most precious gems, but this time, it was a total accident....

Back home - with the damage done - we cleaned the ECU with PCB cleaner and still weren't getting any signal from the ECU to the injectors...

As long as I’ve been in Mexico, I’ve been hearing about Tolantongo. This proverbial oasis in the desert is a beacon for tourists, national and expat alike, to pretend for a weekend that they aren’t landlocked in a desert and melt into the thermal waters of this lush box canyon....