This international event, held each April in southern Arizona, educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, particularly by vehicle or motorcycle, but it could just as well be by bicycle or on foot; the idea is to get out and explore whether 100 miles from home or 10,000 miles. It is held in the hamlet of Amado, just a few miles from the Mexico border.
Over 3000 do-it-yourself adventurers enjoy 70 different classes, workshops, and roundtable programs, or visit 100+ exhibitors who offer four-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycles, accessories, camping gear, and adventure travel services.
Two dozen countries and five continents (and a subcontinent) were represented at the show in 2011, everyone enjoying music, food, and a film festival in the evenings, and on-site camping and services provided by the Amado community.
For more information, please see the Overland Expo website. Proceeds from the event support ConserVentures programs.