Q: Who owns Overland Expo and what does Exploring Overland have to do with it?
A: Overland Expo is owned by us, Roseann and Jonathan Hanson, through our company Overland Expo LLC. We are the sole founders and owners of the two large Overland Expo shows (EAST and WEST).
We started Exploring Overland so we could begin offering smaller trips and training opportunities throughout the year, not connected to the big shows. Our first offering is in collaboration with RawHyde Adventures—the Continental Divide Journey (held May 2014). We will be adding more trips and trainings this year.
Exploring Overland is also our publishing arm—we offer the popular Overland Tech & Travel blog, the bi-annual resource Overland Sourcebook, and more titles in the future.
Q: Do you offer smaller trainings as well as the larger Overland Expo?
A: We offer overland skills training workshops and trips. Please contact us for details or for custom group or personal trainings.
Q: Don't you also run a charity organization?
A: Yes, we founded the small ConserVentures Charitable Organization, whose mission is to promote exploration of our planet and conservation of its natural and cultural heritage. A portion of proceeds from Overland Expo and Exploring Overland—plus our own donated time—supports ConserVentures. (ConserVentures.org)