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Crew News - Dragoman Overland

Louise has recently completed Dragoman’s comprehensive crew training programme, and is now out on the road with us on in Asia. Follow Louise’s blog below to get a unique insight into what life is like as a trainee crew member and what day-to-day life is like on an overland trip with Dragoman.  Find out here how to become crew     The latest... Part 07: Chasing the sun Over 4500km and 2 times zones later, we're still in China! Travelling overland through China for the last 6 weeks has truly given me an appreciation for this country and how big it is.…

Ben Sims, who leads tours for overland travel specialists Dragoman, has won TourRadar’s top award as Adventure Guide of the Year 2018! Ben, who guides for Dragoman in their iconic orange overland trucks which go all over the Americas, Africa and Asia; taking the road less travelled and getting away from the tourist trail, shares their mantra of "it's the journey, not just the destination". Charlie Hopkinson of Dragoman describes Ben as a perfectionist. "He ensures that every detail of our overland tours that he leads in Africa are amazing. His passion and dedication shines through in every way and we…

Julie has been on the road with us since 2013 and is our Gold Medal winning Wanderlust Guide of the year for 2018!  We asked her a few probing questions about life on the road with Dragoman... Why did you become a guide? Growing up in our family bed and breakfast, we had a large map of the world on the wall; so our guests could place a pin from their country and town of origin. When I turned 19, I set off to explore some of these pins myself. After years of travel experience, I realised that this knowledge could be…

Sinead has been on the road with Dragoman since December 2014, we asked a few probing questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? I had been travelling for a while and couldn't get used to being back home and someone told me this would be the job for me. My sister did a Dragoman trip 11 years ago and even though I was too young to become crew at that time, I spent years planning my fantasy future trips until I was old enough to apply. The week of my 25th birthday,…

Jaime has been on the road with Dragoman since 2013, we asked a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? I wanted to find my true passion and vocation; could not believe something like this existed... a dream come true! What’s your favourite destination and why? I still need to know many parts of the world, but for the moment Mexico is my favorite country! It's full of the most amazing characters, ancient cultures, personality and history, as well as great nature attractions!     What’s the best thing about…

Mike has been on the road with Dragoman since mid-2016, we caught up with him to ask a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? Because I love overlanding and life's too short for all work and no play!  What’s your favourite destination and why? Torres del Paine Chille for the worlds most amazing scenery and treks, anywhere in India as the culture is crazy different, east and South Africa the birth place of overlanding for the wildlife and worlds best skies!     What’s the best thing about working as…

Katie has been on the road with us since 2012, we caught up with her to ask a few probings questions about life on the road with Dragoman...     Why did you become Dragoman crew? It was to travel. I realised I was never going to get to all of the places that I wanted to travel to unless I got involved in the tourism industry as I simply didn't get enough time off.  What’s your favourite destination and why? Difficult question! Argentina. It has everything except an accent I can understand. Good food, good wine, stunning mountains and…

Nick is now based at our workshops ensuring the maintenance of all Dragoman's trucks and seeing the new trucks out onto the road. During his time on the road he travelled Dragoman's epic Cape town to Cairo route and we caught up with him when he returned ...        Why did you become Dragoman crew? I love to travel, I love mechanics and it just seemed like the ideal combination.  I had seen Dragoman trucks in Ecuador when I worked there and eventually met another crew, had a chat and the rest is history.  What’s your favourite destination and…

If you are a traveller at heart and dream of making it your life, this is your lucky day!  We are recruiting for new crew members.  We are looking for sociable, fun loving, hard working, and adventurous personalities.  If you have a positive, can-do attitude and a genuine love of travel, we want to hear from you, please visit our crew members recruitment page for more details and to download the application form. Each Dragoman journey has two crew members, working in tandem covering the driving.  One crew member specialises as the Leader, being responsible for the group; booking trips…