After displaying our just-completed Jeep Gladiator in the Showcase Area at Overland Expo Mountain West, we made a pit stop at my brother’s house for showers and headed into the Colorado mountains west of Boulder. Weeks earlier, the team at Overland Expo had asked us to be part of their short film series, “Why We Roam.”
Why We Roam features a cross-sampling of the diverse overlanding community. In each film, travelers share what overlanding looks like for them, explaining why they’re drawn to the lifestyle. With the growing popularity of overlanding, the series places a special emphasis on protecting the land and treading lightly.
We’d never been the subjects of a film shoot, so we weren’t sure what to expect. The most important thing to us was that the film gave an accurate depiction of our life as a full-time overlanding family. To that end, John Kingston and his Roaming Lost production team did a masterful job. Kingston was sensitive to include the activities we actually enjoy on a regular basis (like hiking and visiting local haunts), rather than things that might look “cooler” or play better on the screen.
We had to wait almost two months for the film release, but our episode is finally here. If you’ve known us for a while, wouldn’t you agree that Overland Expo shares our story well?
Thanks for watching “Why We Roam,” and please follow and support the overlanders in the episodes to come. (Tim and Marisa Notier from Episode 2 are new heroes of ours. Our filming sessions overlapped and it was great getting to know them better. They are incredibly accomplished–but humble–overland adventurers.)