MY OVERLANDSTORY

We all have stories to tell, even if we never intend to write a book, create a feature film, or take to the stage. My Overland Story is a celebration of your adventures and trips out into the world—be it a weekend trip around your local forest or a multi-year expedition spanning several countries.

BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

At Overland Expo, it is the community of vehicle- and motorcycle-based travelers that make each event so unique. The Community Spotlight is a collection of narratives promoting the voices of storytellers from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Using the form below, submit either a written or video story about an overland trip that you have completed for a chance to be featured on the Overland Expo website, social media, and more!

TELL US ABOUT A TIME…

  • When you went above and beyond in your overland adventures.
  • When an overland setback turned into a positive experience.
  • When locals impacted your trip in an unexpected way.
Photo by Camden Littleton

WAYS TO SUBMIT

WRITE A STORY

VIDEO A STORY

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHTS

If accepted, your story could be featured on the Overland Expo Blog “Community Spotlight”, on Overland Expo social media posts, incorporated into Overland Expo events, etc. We may contact you for additional details prior to publishing and will notify you when/if your story is used.

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Community Spotlight: Ashley & Austins’ 1982 Chinook

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Mike and Lauren's Land Cruiser during Why We Roam Ep. 5

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Community Spotlight: Brett Wilhem’s 1992 Toyota Townace
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‘Why We Roam’ Episode 6 Featuring Micah of Overland Underbudget
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Community Spotlight: Ernesto & Taisa’s 2019 VD78 Land Cruiser
The Land Cruiser Troop Carrier configuration has remained relatively unchanged...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 5 Featuring Mike and Lauren
Our “Why We Roam” series continues with the fifth episode...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 4 Featuring Driven to Adventures
The “Why We Roam” series continues with this wonderful episode...
Community Spotlight: JD Osborn’s 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ75
Here at Overland Expo, we’re fortunate to get to see...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 3 Featuring Hourless Life
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‘Why We Roam’ Episode 2 Featuring Tim and Marisa Notier
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Pushing the Limits in a Storyteller Overland Beast MODE
Todd Arnold’s Storyteller Overland Beast MODE 4x4 van has seen...
Community Spotlight: Paul Perry’s 1977 Bronco
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‘Why We Roam’ Film Series Shares Your Overland Stories
Sharing stories is an essential part of what we do...
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Overlander Brett Wilhelm showcases his adventure van build.
Community Spotlight: Kate, Levi & the @werollwithit 4×4 Sprinter Van
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Community Spotlight: Tom Roszko and The Lost Box 4×4 Ambulance Conversion
The Lost Box, a medium-duty ambulance conversion built and operated...
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Known by most as Gianni and Rocky, this duo of...
Community Spotlight: Duncan Barbour — Expert Driver, Leader, and Teacher
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Community Spotlight: Ashley & Austins’ 1982 Chinook

At just about every Overland Expo, a couple of vehicles really stand out. It may be a great build from a company, a tried and true model that’s put together just right, or it might be something totally unique that stops you dead in your tracks. The latter is most definitely the case with Ashley and Austins’ 1982 Chinook.

Community Spotlight: Candi Skehan’s 2015 Wrangler Sahara

Candi Skehan is the perfect example of an overlander that has modified their rig to suit their needs but still maintained a simple build. Her 2015 Wrangler Sahara was purchased new, and Candi didn’t waste any time putting it to use.

CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW #OVERLANDEXPO

Bean Stock 2.0, a straightforward off-road trailer designed for budget-conscious adventurers who value lightweight construction and robust performance.

Weighing just 1,175 lbs., this rugged trailer features a resilient one-piece composite shell, ensuring durability without compromising maneuverability. Its versatile design allows for customization tailored to individual camper preferences. The trailer boasts a seamless one-piece fiberglass shell and composite honeycomb side walls, mirroring the quality found in our premium models.

Equipped with a 2000 lb. Timbren HD suspension as standard, it offers reliable support on rough terrain. Ideal for towing with compact SUVs such as the Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-50, Kia Sportage, and Ford Bronco, provided they have at least a 1,500 lb. tow capacity.

Learn more at the link in our bio.🔗

#beanstock #beantrailers #overlandexpo
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Did you see that PAKMULE unveiled their soon-to-launch MOTOMULE at Overland PNW?


Made from 100% aluminum, it weighs just 62lbs, features an integrated sliding ramp, optional fuel can storage, and boasts their patented anti-wobble connection. Sized for dirt bikes or light adventure bikes with up to a 150mm rear tire and weighing up to 550lbs.


Perfect for all your summer adventures!


Learn more at the link in our bio 🔗

#overlandexpo #overlandexpopnw #pakmule
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There were so many awesome products on display in Oregon!

In case you didn’t get to see all the things, our Director of Editorial, @rick_stowe, did your shopping for you, picking out the “Best Gear of Overland Expo PNW”.

Click the link in bio for the full article 🔗

#overlandexpo #overlandexpopnw #overlandinggear #bestgear
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Thank you to all who joined our awesome Overland Expo Training program this past weekend 💪

From vehicle repair, first aid, using a winch, and other recovery tricks, our training attendees now have so many new skills to use on their next adventure.

Thank you to @bfgoodrichtires and @comeup.winch for helping us teach the necessities.

See you all out on the trail!

#overlandexpotraining #bfgoodrich #comeupwinch
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THANK YOU all for an amazing Overland Expo PNW 2024! What an incredible weekend 🥳

To all our sponsors, exhibitors, instructors, attendees, and staff, we are so grateful to have you as part of this community.

Let’s do it again in August at Mountain West!

🎥 @brooks_roe
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Happy Sunday morning from our campers at Overland Expo PNW ☀️

Excited for a beautiful day here in Redmond!

#overlandexpopnw #overlandexpo
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Photo by Brett Willhelm

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