Our story begins in Sydney where we were living and working a few years ago. One weekend Matt's brother invited us for a camping trip TO the south coast of NSW. The only items we packed were a $12 Kmart tent, a blow up mattress and pillows and put this into Holly's Ford Fiesta. No food, or water - so it's fair to say we have come a long way since then.
You could say that is where our passion for camping started, and we started doing it more often. Matt was then given our now 22 year old Hilux from his parents and we realised the increase in our travelling ability with a four wheel drive.
We upgraded our camping gear, to include a fridge, battery box and better tent to our set up. Weekends came and weekends past and we camped whenever we could. After every camping trip as we pulled onto the highway to head back to the city, we would say 'what if we could just keep going'?
One day Matt said this, he meant it and I (Holly) suggested the Big Lap of Australia. We set a date, and in 18 months time we sold off all our belongings and hit the road.
Matt has always had a passion for photography, so we merged this passion to videography and had decided we were going document our trip. We didn't care if it was only our parents who were going to watch it, but it was something we had set out to do from the start. And this was the birth of Overland Travellers.
Our aim has been to show people that your average joes, like us, can live the dream of life on the road.
& Then we decided to bring another dream to life. Owning a HJ47 Troop Carrier.
It was 9 months into our big lap that we decided to fly across the country, the country we had just driven around (the long way), and purchase a 40 year old rusty Land Cruiser Troop Carrier. This was an adventure in itself, we worked on the car for a week in Perth and took a week to drive it back across the country and have started since completed a 'soft' restoration on it. Its currently our touring rig, made possible by the amazing companies we work with.
Since then we have travelled in Elsie for the past two years creating content for some amazing companies and tourism boards. We have created our own media company called OLT Media and have been working on this for the past two years.
Our next dream is to travel to the remote parts of Australia. With a new 4WD on order, the plan is to set this up as a remote touring vehicle to tackle those hard to get to spots.
Our passion for creating is just getting started and we can't wait to see what the future holds