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Learn Tips From Adventure Experts As Part Of Adventure Expo Education Series

Learn tips from the pros and prepare for your next off-road or outdoor adventure in the Adventure Education seminar series. Learn adventure photography skills, tips for campsite cooking, general backcountry survival techniques and the top 10 places to hike and backpack in the Americas. Plus listen to stories of world travels, meet outdoor adventurers from all over the planet and so much more.

 

FULL ADVENTURE EDUCATION SERIES SCHEDULE HERE

 

BUY TICKETS TO ADVENTURE EXPO

All classes in the adventure education series are included with a Four Wheeler Adventure Expo event ticket. Save $5 with an advance ticket purchase. Purchase advance tickets here.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

 

 

TAISA WELHASCH AND ERNESTO LOPEZ // OVERLAND TRAVELERS, PHOTOGRAPHY, YOGA

  • Top 10 Hikes and Backpacking Trips in the Americas
  • Top 5 Overland Routes in Central & South America
  • Living the Dream - Financial Tips and Tricks for Full-Time Travel

Taisa and Ernesto explored all 23 contiguous countries of the Americas in their Toyota 4Runner and rooftop tent over four years. Taisa scopes out epic outdoor adventures for the duo daily including hiking, photography, backpacking and diving in over one hundred national parks. Ernesto has traveled across 40 countries, 30 of them by vehicle. He is passionate about photography, sustainable travel and world culture. Taisia will tell you that going off the beaten path for a beautiful view or to find the best local cuisine is a must in her adventures. Follow Ernesto and Taisa's adventures @overlandtheamericas

 

LINDA TYLER // FUNCTIONAL NUTRITIONIST, CLIMBER, TRAIL RUNNER, FOODIE

  • A Well Fed Adventure
  • Adventure, Partnership, and Creating Purpose on the Road
  • The Backcountry Nutrivore

Linda is a rock climber, trail runner, full-time foodie and functional nutritionist. Her mobile practice helps adventurous people of all kinds create better health and happiness using the power of real food. Linda specializes in digestive wellness, traditional food preparation and therapeutic diets that align with our evolutionary history, unique bio-individuality and cultural heritage. She has worked and played as a wilderness ranger, international traveler, wildlife biologist and outdoor junkie of all kinds. Linda and her husband live on the road full-time, exploring the country's farms, fields, and far-flung climbing areas from their "mobile kitchen" (a.k.a. Bella, a 2016 self- converted 4WD Sprinter) and escape-mobile (a.k.a. Lady, a KLX 250) with no end in sight! www.thenourishingnomad.com

 

RACHELLE AND CLAY CROFT // CINEMATOGRAPHY, STORYTELLING, PARAGLIDING

  • Gaining Confidence Through Off-Road Driving
  • Explore By Air: Powered Paramotors to go Farther

Rachelle and Clay Croft own Hiline Productions, a company specializing in remote adventure cinematography and storytelling. With a deep passion for overlanding and international travel, they have just completed a four season episodic series and building the brand known as Expedition Overland over the last 9 years. The Pan American and The Great Pursuit series, the latter of which will be shown all weekend as part of the Adventure Theater, saw the team of Expedition Overland travel from Prudhoe Bay Alaska through Central America, and eventually, south to Patagonia using outfitted 4x4 vehicles and in 2019, powered paragliders. Follow Expedition Overland @xoverland.

 

EVA RUPERT // SURVIVALIST, ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLIST, ADVOCATE FOR ADVENTURE

  • Adventure Moto 101
  • So You Want to be a TV Survivalist
  • Backcountry Mixology: End Your Day with Delicious Portable Cocktails

You might know her from three seasons of Discovery Channel's Naked & Afraid (Madagascar, Colombia & Bahamas) but did you know that Eva is an adventure motorcyclist with a skill-set ranging from long-term wilderness survival to high-end mixology? With decades of backcountry adventure travel under her belt, Eva believes that even the most rugged adventure is an opportunity to get gourmet, stay safe, and keep it classy in the backcountry. Usually you can find her living off the land on Naked and Afraid XL, planning a charity dinner, or motorcycling around the continent.

ADAM GLICK // ADVENTURE CHEF, VANLIFER, SURFER

  • It's a Dog's Life: Tips to Travel with K9 Companions
  • Cooking in the Confines: Advice from a Decade of Cooking in Small Spaces
  • Ask Me Anything: Q&A with Adam Glick from Bravo's Below Deck

As seen on BRAVO's "Cutthroat Kitchen" and "Below Deck," professionally trained chef, Adam Glick, knows his way around the kitchen - and the world. As a private yacht chef, Adam has traveled around the globe docking in over 30 countries. Chef Adam has lived on the water or on the road for the better part of a decade perfecting the art of living, exploring and when on land, campsite cooking. He's traveled by adventure van coast to coast several times, just recently completing an East to West trek across Canada in his Quigley van with his dog, Tex. Adam is an avid surfer, adventurer and outdoorsman. Follow Chef Adam @chefadam.

 

ZACH & RACHAEL ELSEMAN // ADVENTURE TRAVEL, YOGA, MOUNTAIN BIKING, HIKING

  • No Mat Yoga: Flexibility You Can Practice Anywhere
  • Classic Coastal Bike Tour: Cruising Down Highway 1
  • The Best Thru-Hike You've Never Heard Of: Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

The Okienomads, Zach and Rachael Elseman are a travel couple adventuring their way around North America in their self-converted skoolie with their classic Toyota 4x4 in tow. The Elsemans balance their time between their remote jobs and using their adventure rigs to find the best backpacking, mountain biking, and winter sports on the continent. In two years of full-time travel the Okienomads have visited the lower 48 United States and have explored a fair bit of Canada and Mexico. In 2020, you will find them exploring the Southwest US and spending the summer driving to Alaska. Follow @okienomads

SOFI ALDINIO AND COLIN BOYD // PHOTOGRAPHER, FILMMAKER, PRODUCER

  • 9-5 to Full-Time Travel in Less Than a Year | How We Did It
  • Rules of the Road | Lessons Learned From a Year of Overland Travel Through North America
  • Staying Sane While Traveling Full-Time as a Family of Four

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofi Aldinio is an international documentary photographer and filmmaker with a focus on sharing the true side of people and their connection to a place. Hailing from the salty shores of Maine, Colin Boyd has spent a lifetime creating bold experiences - both for himself and those who enter his sphere as a snowboarder, creative and content producer. Sofi and Colin left their comfortable "normal" lifestyle to challenge themselves and to raise their two children while traveling full-time preserving their culture and exposing their lives to adventure. Hear their stories and challenges along the way as they traveled around North America in their Mercedes Van. Follow Sofi and Colin's adventures @sofialdinio, @boyd_face, @AfueraVida.

 

DAN GREC // INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER, ADVENTURER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Southern Africa Fly and Drive
  • International Overlanding Tips and Tricks
  • Ask Me Anything - Q&A with International Traveler Dan Grec

Dan Grec is a Yukon based adventurer, snowboarder, and photographer. Searching for a more vibrant life, Dan quit his engineering career and drove 40,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina. After being inspired by the characters he met, Dan is now dedicated to helping and inspiring others to live their overland dreams. In early 2019, Dan completed a 70,000-mile, 35-country circumnavigation of the African continent in his Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Follow Dan @theroadchoseme.

 

AJ VAN DE WATER // OFF ROAD ADVENTURER, PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Getting the Shot: Adventure Photography Gear
  • Getting the Shot: Adventure Photography Techniques

AJ is a professional photographer specializing in off-road vehicle and outdoor adventure photography. AJ has spent the last couple of years exploring in a built-out Toyota 4Runner and now an AEV Prospector XL. AJ leads workshops that will leave you inspired and more prepared to bring back epic images from your next adventure. The combination of his love of photography and his passion for off-road travel has taken him to places that he never thought possible with an exhilarating desire to explore more. Follow AJ @fotornr.

 

KATE FIELD AND LEVI LALONDE // VANLIFERS, CREATIVES

  • Ultimate Full-Time Travel Accessories
  • Desk to Dirt Roads: Restructuring a Business to Support Life on the Road

Kate is from Australia and Levi grew up in Alaska. They met in New York City where they built their first van on the streets of Brooklyn. After a few laps around the country, Kate and Levi have been lucky enough to work with some of the top van builders and overland accessory companies in the US. They are now in their 3rd build and they live full-time in their TouRig and run a creative agency from on-board. They attend events and host guided tours and love to share their knowledge of adventuring and inspire others to take their own adventure! Follow Kate and Levi @werollwithit .

 

RUBEN MARTINEZ // CO-FOUNDER GLAMPINGHUB.COM

  • Why Glamping Should Be Your Next Adventure
  • Glamping: How Outdoor Lodging is Driving Experiential Tourism

Ruben is the Co-Founder of GlampingHub and the American Glamping Association. Glamping Hub is the largest transactional glamping booking platform with properties listed world wide. GlampingHub now offers over 35,000 listings with offices in Denver and Seville, Spain. Follow GlampingHub.com @glampinghub.

 

IAN GLOVER // FOUNDER, BIG DOG SURF CAMP

  • Changing the World, One Surf Lesson at a Time

Norcal native, Ian Glover, aka "Big Dog," started surfing at age 15 and has been hooked on it ever since. From a young age Glover was taught to give a little bit of whatever he had to someone in need. It was a hard lesson for him to learn at first but ultimately shaped how he lives his life today. Ian has run Big Dog Surf Camp for the past two years during the summers and gives individual lessons to people of all ages and experience levels. Ian and his work at Big Dog Surf Camp was recently featured in a documentary titled Glory Ride, which is showing in the Adventure Theatre.

 

NICK TAYLOR // INTERNATIONAL DESERT EXPEDITION EXPERT

  • Overlanding 101: The Basics of Vehicle-Based Off-Road Travel
  • Overlanding in the Sahara - Morocco and More
  • South of Baja: Next Stop Belize

Nick is a Colorado-based Brit-originally from Sunderland-and a chartered engineer and technologist who became a devotee of the world's deserts. He's lived in half a dozen countries and traveled to over 70. Over the last 15 years, he has extensively traveled in the Sahara and Rub' al Khali, with much practical knowledge of remote solo desert travel.

 

GET TO THE SHOW

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BUY TICKETS TO ADVENTURE EXPO

Save $5 with an advance ticket purchase. Purchase advance tickets here.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS HERE

EXHIBITOR LIST & LAYOUT HERE