I don't know about you, but I like to have some creature comforts when I'm off the grid, exploring the world around me, and taking photos of awesome places.
When I was developing the idea for this Photography Trek and Adventure series, I knew I wanted to have things like solar power, a kitchen, storage, and a shower.
But I also wanted all that packaged into something that wouldn't inhibit my ability to get off the beaten path.
That's where the Turtleback Expedition trailer comes in...
In the video above, I take you with me on my recent trip to Arizona to pick up my custom-made Turtleback Expedition trailer.
As you'll see in the video, these trailers are purpose-built for something like photography treks and adventures.
This isn't your grandma's motorhome...it is just what the doctor ordered for my off-road setup with my Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.
I won't spill the beans about the trailer's complete list of features - that's in the video - but I do want to talk about why I went with Turtleback.
There were a number of companies I zeroed in on, but Turtleback stood out from the crowd for several reasons.
First, they make their trailers in the U.S., which is important to me all the time, but especially now with tough economic times. I'm happy to give my business to folks here at home, and hope it helps them keep their doors open and employees at work.
Second, Turtleback trailers have an impeccable design and build quality.
I don't want to say it's built like a tank, because that might indicate that it's cumbersome and heavy, which it's not.
But this thing is for sure up to the task of being towed by the Jeep on gnarly roads, I have no doubt about that.
Lastly, the Turtleback Expedition simply has everything I wanted and needed for this upcoming photography trek and adventure series.
As I noted earlier, it has a kitchen (with a sink, stove, refrigerator, cupboards, and more!), a solar system so I can charge my camera gear, laptop, phone, and so forth, loads of storage (55 cubic feet, in fact), and a heavy-duty frame and suspension that allows it to truly explore off-road. As you can see above, there's even a spot to put a rooftop tent!
In the video, I bring you along on a tour of the Turtleback facility, show you my custom trailer, and take you on the road with me as I bring the trailer home.
Check it out - I'm sure you'll understand why this trailer was a must for me for this photography trek and adventure series!
Of course, I understand that not everyone needs or wants a trailer. Check out this article on other possibilities for accommodations on your own adventures!