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.

Community Spotlight: Bronco Ambassador Chad Brown
en Ford asked us at Overland Expo to profile one...
Community Spotlight: John Young’s 2019 Honda CRF 450L
Our Community Spotlight series has featured some amazing vehicles. We’ve...
Community Spotlight: Ashley & Austins’ 1982 Chinook
At just about every Overland Expo, a couple of vehicles...
Community Spotlight: Candi Skehan’s 2015 Wrangler Sahara
Candi Skehan is the perfect example of an overlander that...
Community Spotlight: Brett Wilhem’s 1992 Toyota Townace
Our “Community Spotlight” series features Overland Expo attendees and their...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 6 Featuring Micah of Overland Underbudget
Our Why We Roam series continues with Episode 6 featuring...
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
We continue our "Why We Roam" video series with Eric,...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 2 Featuring Tim and Marisa Notier
The second installment of our “Why We Roam” video series...
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
While all overlanders appreciate their chosen vehicle as a tool...
‘Why We Roam’ Film Series Shares Your Overland Stories
Sharing stories is an essential part of what we do...
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: BRETT WILHELM’S TOYOTA ADVENTURE VAN
Overlander Brett Wilhelm showcases his adventure van build.
Community Spotlight: Kate, Levi & the @werollwithit 4×4 Sprinter Van
Bruce Banner is the 4×4 Sprinter brainchild of Kate and...
Community Spotlight: Tom Roszko and The Lost Box 4×4 Ambulance Conversion
The Lost Box, a medium-duty ambulance conversion built and operated...
Community Spotlight: Raquel and Gianpaolo Donati — Marketing Consultants for the Outdoor Community
Known by most as Gianni and Rocky, this duo of...
Community Spotlight: Duncan Barbour — Expert Driver, Leader, and Teacher
What do movies like Harry Potter and Braveheart have in...
Healthy Overlanding Meals: Nutritious Foods that Travel as Well as You Do
We’re not going anywhere right now, due to the necessary...
Community Spotlight: George Bull’s 1990 Unimog 1300L Expedition Camper
When looking for a rugged and large overland vehicle, a...
Community Spotlight: Bruce Johnson’s 2000 Dodge 4X4 Gypsie Camper
With design elements influenced from luxury yachts and gypsie caravans,...
Community Spotlight: Adam Schalow’s 1994 XJ Jeep Cherokee
What do you do when your jeep engine bites the...
Mike and Lauren's Land Cruiser during Why We Roam Ep. 5

‘Why We Roam’ Episode 5 Featuring Mike and Lauren

Our “Why We Roam” series continues with the fifth episode featuring Mike and Lauren of Go Play Outside. Together with their adventure dog Cooper, they explore the Southwest looking for new climbing and camping adventures.

Driven to Adventures/Why We Roam

‘Why We Roam’ Episode 4 Featuring Driven to Adventures

The “Why We Roam” series continues with this wonderful episode featuring Greg and Ginger of Driven to Adventures. Even though they had great jobs and a nice house, they also had long hours, conflicting work schedules, and plenty of exhaustion. They were comfortable, but it always felt like something was missing. After realizing that life doesn’t come with any guarantees, they started to look into overlanding as a way to explore new places. 

Community Spotlight: Bronco Ambassador Chad Brown
en Ford asked us at Overland Expo to profile one...
Community Spotlight: John Young’s 2019 Honda CRF 450L
Our Community Spotlight series has featured some amazing vehicles. We’ve...
Community Spotlight: Ashley & Austins’ 1982 Chinook
At just about every Overland Expo, a couple of vehicles...
Community Spotlight: Candi Skehan’s 2015 Wrangler Sahara
Candi Skehan is the perfect example of an overlander that...
Community Spotlight: Brett Wilhem’s 1992 Toyota Townace
Our “Community Spotlight” series features Overland Expo attendees and their...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 6 Featuring Micah of Overland Underbudget
Our Why We Roam series continues with Episode 6 featuring...
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
We continue our "Why We Roam" video series with Eric,...
‘Why We Roam’ Episode 2 Featuring Tim and Marisa Notier
The second installment of our “Why We Roam” video series...
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
While all overlanders appreciate their chosen vehicle as a tool...
‘Why We Roam’ Film Series Shares Your Overland Stories
Sharing stories is an essential part of what we do...
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: BRETT WILHELM’S TOYOTA ADVENTURE VAN
Overlander Brett Wilhelm showcases his adventure van build.
Community Spotlight: Kate, Levi & the @werollwithit 4×4 Sprinter Van
Bruce Banner is the 4×4 Sprinter brainchild of Kate and...
Community Spotlight: Tom Roszko and The Lost Box 4×4 Ambulance Conversion
The Lost Box, a medium-duty ambulance conversion built and operated...
Community Spotlight: Raquel and Gianpaolo Donati — Marketing Consultants for the Outdoor Community
Known by most as Gianni and Rocky, this duo of...
Community Spotlight: Duncan Barbour — Expert Driver, Leader, and Teacher
What do movies like Harry Potter and Braveheart have in...
Healthy Overlanding Meals: Nutritious Foods that Travel as Well as You Do
We’re not going anywhere right now, due to the necessary...
Community Spotlight: George Bull’s 1990 Unimog 1300L Expedition Camper
When looking for a rugged and large overland vehicle, a...
Community Spotlight: Bruce Johnson’s 2000 Dodge 4X4 Gypsie Camper
With design elements influenced from luxury yachts and gypsie caravans,...
Community Spotlight: Adam Schalow’s 1994 XJ Jeep Cherokee
What do you do when your jeep engine bites the...

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.

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

‘Why We Roam’ Episode 5 Featuring Mike and Lauren

Our “Why We Roam” series continues with the fifth episode featuring Mike and Lauren of Go Play Outside. Together with their adventure dog Cooper, they explore the Southwest looking for new climbing and camping adventures.

Driven to Adventures/Why We Roam

‘Why We Roam’ Episode 4 Featuring Driven to Adventures

The “Why We Roam” series continues with this wonderful episode featuring Greg and Ginger of Driven to Adventures. Even though they had great jobs and a nice house, they also had long hours, conflicting work schedules, and plenty of exhaustion. They were comfortable, but it always felt like something was missing. After realizing that life doesn’t come with any guarantees, they started to look into overlanding as a way to explore new places. 

CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW #OVERLANDEXPO

Adventure motorcycle travel as a couple🏍️

Going on an adventure with your partner can be an amazing way to make memories, but it doesn’t come without its challenges!

Marisa & Tim Notier @notiersfrontiers shared with us their personal experiences and lessons learned along their 2-up travels across the globe.🌎 Tap the link in our bio to watch more!🔗






#offroad #advrider #adventure #motorcycle #dualsport #adventurebike #makelifearide #dualsportadv #bigtrail #adv #advmoto #bmwmotorrad #advlife #dualsportlife #enduro #ktm #mototravel #motoadventure #overlandessentials #adventuretime #travel #moto #overlandexpo #motorbike #instamoto #africatwin #overland #moskomoto #overlanding #adventurebikeriders
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The #UltimateBuild2022 is outfitted for the best of adventures in the backcountry!🏕️

The @dometic fridge keeps your beer cold and food fresh. The @green_goat_outdoors Camp Kitchen allows us to keep our cooking space tidy and organized at camp. The GMC is also equipped with the @geysersystems System + Heater to enjoy a warm shower on the trail. And to top it off, the @23zerousa tent is a game-changer for a good night’s rest!💤

The best gear for a perfect base camp on all your overland trips! Tap the link in our bio to read more about the Ultimate Build.🔗🛞





#overland #overlandlife #overlander #4x4life #adventurerig #offroad4x4 #overlandlifestyle #weekendlander #overlandvehicle #overlandcommunity #comfycamping #offroadarmor #overlandarmor #expeditionvehicle #truckcamping #offroadnation #toyotamods #outfitandexplore #offroadled #builtfortheadventure #outdoorsforgood #overlandexpo #overlandexpo2023 #ultimatebuild
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A great adventure is shared with your favorite humans and non-humans 🐶

Don’t leave your pup at home with the worry of wet, muddy or sandy paws wrecking your Jeep’s carpet.

Designed with adventures in mind, Armorlite’s super durable flooring dries quickly and won’t absorb water, eliminating mildew, mold and stink – unlike your factory
carpet.

Armorlite also cleans up easily, making dog hair a non-issue. So, get rid of that nasty old carpet today, and let your furry friend dance in the rain and play in the mud without worry!




#armorliteadvantage #jeepwrangler #adventurerig #offroad4x4 #overlandlifestyle #weekendlander #overlandvehicle #overlandcommunity #comfycamping #offroadarmor #overlandarmor #expeditionvehicle #truckcamping #offroadnation #toyotamods #outfitandexplore #offroadled #builtfortheadventure #outdoorsforgood #overlandexpo #overlandexpo2023
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Don’t be an overlanding party pooper💩

Matt and Tim are here to provide you with tips and tricks for going number 2 in the backcountry the right way. From how to dig a hole with a trowel, what to do with your toilet paper, how to use a wag bag, and more in the latest episode of Overland Essentials!

Tap the link in our bio to watch the entire episode on YouTube!🔗






#overland #overlandlife #overlander #4x4life #adventurerig #offroad4x4 #overlandlifestyle #weekendlander #overlandvehicle #overlandcommunity #comfycamping #offroadarmor #overlandarmor #expeditionvehicle #truckcamping #overlandessentials #toyotamods #outfitandexplore #offroadled #builtfortheadventure #outdoorsforgood #overlandexpo #overlandexpo2023
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The #UltimateMoto2022 is ready to tackle any trail with @tractivesuspension X-TREME-PA Long Travel Rally Shock and Fork Cartridge Kit from the @beemershop 🏍️

Plus, with @bridgestonemotousa Bridgestone’s Battlax Adventurecross AX41 tires, even the gnarliest obstacles don’t stand a chance.🛞





#overlandlife #overlander #overlandlifestyle #weekendlander #adventuremoto #overlandcommunity #comfycamping #offroadarmor #overlandarmor #adv #offroadnation #advmoto #outfitandexplore #offroadled #builtfortheadventure #outdoorsforgood #overlandexpo #overlandexpo2023 #tractivesuspension #beemershop #bridgestonemoto
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@seatosummit is an award-winning manufacturer of ingeniously designed, omni-terrain outdoor gear. Their product line includes ultralight cookware, one of the most versatile tents on the market, and comfortable sleep systems for all your overlanding needs. ⁠

This Australian brand is no stranger to some of the most remote places on earth and their products are field-tested to deliver on your exact requirements of lightweight packability and comfort so you can be confident that all your adventures are the greatest adventures.⁠⛺️
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#overland #overlandlife #overlander #4x4life #adventurerig #offroad4x4 #overlandlifestyle #weekendlander #overlandvehicle #overlandcommunity #comfycamping #offroadarmor #overlandarmor #expeditionvehicle #truckcamping #offroadnation #toyotamods #outfitandexplore #offroadled #builtfortheadventure #outdoorsforgood #overlandexpo #overlanding #overlandessentials
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Photo by Brett Willhelm

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