John Bradley and the Cape Town to Cairo Trip

What I am doing and why I am doing it >> more


Map of Travel Route

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Gear List

I spent quite a bit of time researching, reading reviews, and purchasing gear to take on the trip.  I spent just as much time deciding what to leave behind when it didn't all fit in my pack >> more



Links to overland travel sites from fellow overlanders that I have met at home and on the road >> more


Taking off to some unidentified place in the heart of Africa – somewhere with no electricity, no running water and at least one week’s journey from anything resembling a city has been a long time dream of mine.

My name is John Bradley and in May 2009, I left my job in Chicago, sold my car, moved everything else I owned into my grandma’s basement and flew to Africa. I plan to take roughly one year to overland on a budget from Cape Town to Cairo. I do not have an itinerary; I have no idea where I will be five days from now. My path is guided by the attempt to balance the urge to see and experience as much as I can with the desire to travel slowly and close to the ground.

This is where I will post my stories, photos, and videos as I move along on my journey. Feel free to post comments or send me an email with any thoughts or suggestions.

Current location: Coffee Bay, South Africa

Distance traveled: 42,790 km

Days on the road: 366

(last updated 5/16/10)

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