We were originally planning to depart for Mexico and our global journey as soon as our Jeep Gladiator was finished this summer. But as the build plan came together, we were overwhelmed by how many companies offered their support as gear sponsors.
Our home on wheels has become much more than we imagined–an overwhelming team effort. Add to that the support of our community members, including many who have been with us since we started traveling full-time in 2014.
All in all, we decided we couldn’t leave the country without showcasing our Jeep, as a thank you to our gear sponsors, and seeing many of the friends we weren’t able to see in 2020.
We are excited to present at the following four RV and overlanding events in 2021. Three are in-person and one is digital.
We are considering at least one other event, so make sure you check back here for updates.
Remember to leave a comment if you’re attending any of these overlanding events, so we can look for you!
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Overland Expo Mountain West
Loveland, CO | August 27-29, 2021
We’re excited to be back at Overland Expo in 2021, after all three events were canceled last year. This will be the first year for Mountain West in Colorado and we can’t wait to participate.
Our schedule hasn’t been confirmed, but here’s the tentative plan:
- Our Jeep Gladiator will be in the DIY Showcase! Stop by any time to see it, or come for a scheduled 50-minute walk-around with us.
- Presentation: “What We Wish We’d Known Before Overlanding Full-time.” We’ll share all the lessons we’ve learned the hard way, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Though this session will be most helpful to those considering full-time travel, we have much to share about building an overland vehicle from scratch, budgeting, working on the road, and other topics that apply to everyone.
- We look forward to sitting on a roundtable. The topic could be building vs. buying a vehicle, budgeting, overlanding with kids, or traveling through Mexico. There are so many useful roundtables at Overland Expo!
The RV Entrepreneur Summit
Montrose, CO | September 9-12, 2021
We’ve never missed an RV Entrepreneur Summit since the inaugural event in 2017 (when Caspian was only two months old!). This will be our third time presenting, but our theme this year is radically different from past appearances. Instead of teaching about blogging or social media marketing, we’ll be sharing about our transition to overlanding and the global journey we’re about to undertake. Rumor is we’ll be offering a walk-around tour of our Jeep, as well.
If you are interested in working on the road as an RVer, then we can’t recommend this event highly enough. The industry leaders will be in attendance and you are likely to build lifelong friendships. We definitely have.
Full-Time Freedom Week
Online only | September 21-23, 2021
Tickets on sale soon
This event is a new one for us, but we remember when Full-Time Freedom Week was founded five years ago by our personal friends. This digital conference has grown into a powerhouse of information for anyone who wants the freedom of living on the road.
Unlike RV Entrepreneur Summit, which empowers attendees to work while traveling, Full-Time Freedom Week encompasses a broader range of topics related to general life while traveling. Topics range from how to purchase an RV to finding campgrounds and community.
In our session, we’ll be sharing about our transition from RVing to overlanding. We’ll talk about the reasons for the change, as well as how others can start overlanding if they want.
If you’re interested in the RV lifestyle, then we highly recommend the Free Resource Library provided by Full-Time Freedom Week. It’s a wealth of helpful information to get you started on your journey.
Overland Expo West
Flagstaff, AZ | September 24-26, 2021
Of the three annual Overland Expos (Mountain West, West, and East), Overland Expo West is the big one! Three days packed with teaching sessions, inspirational presentations, happy hour, hands-on training, and time by the campfire. It’s completely overwhelming in the best possible way.
Right now, our tentative schedule for West is nearly identical to Mountain West. We’ll probably give the same presentation and sit on at least one roundtable.
However, there is one difference! At Overland Expo West, our Jeep Gladiator will be parked in the Goose Gear booth! We are so excited to show off the interior storage solution that makes our home on wheels functional for long-term use. Stop by and see us!
What about you? Are you planning to attend any overlanding events in 2021?