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07-14-2019 06:36 PM
Grecy Hi All,



I'm touring the US this summer, speaking at shows, talking about what I did, telling stories and showing off the Jeep.

I'm on the scheudle at all of the below to speak, display, etc.

Let me know if there is another show you think I should go to.



Please stop by the Jeep and say hello!



I keep adding new shows to my schedule for the summer - the current list looks like this.

If you know of a show you think I should be attending/presenting at, please let me know!

Big Sky Overland Rally
near Missoula, Montana
July 26-28

Rocky Mountain Overland Rally
Gunnison, Colorado
August 1-4

Toledo Jeep Festival
Toledo, Ohio
August 9-11

Jeep Jam
Wilmington, Ohio
August 16-19

Appalachian Rendezvous
Uwharrie, North Carolina
September 12-15

Overland Expo EAST
Arrington, Virginia
October 11-13

Virginia Root Top Tent Rally
Gladstone, Virginia
October 18-20

-Dan
06-10-2019 10:20 AM
Grecy
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Originally Posted by Hebs View Post
Good to hear Dan!

Are you still sleeping in the Jeep on your travels?

Of course! The trip continues...


-Dan
06-10-2019 05:53 AM
Hebs Good to hear Dan!

Are you still sleeping in the Jeep on your travels?
06-08-2019 06:50 AM
Grecy Hi All,

I'm moving around North America displaying the Jeep and giving presentations and talks about what I've done.


This weekend I'm at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler County, Pennsylvania. It's been great to meet so many people that have followed, and even a ton of people that had no idea what Overlanding is, but are stoked to get out there and have adventures.

Last night I took the Jeep into downtown Butler, PA for the "Jeep Invasion" where they shut down the city with a ton of cool Jeeps on display. It was a great night, and the Jeep stood out like a sore thumb with the roof up.


I'm at Bantam all weekend, come on by and say hello!

-Dan
05-21-2019 05:28 PM
Grecy Hi All,


I imagine everyone has tons of questions about the whole expedition, so I'm doing an "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit.com right now.

Come on over and ask me absolutely anything about the expedition.

It's all on the table - safety, money, health, budget, visas, route, people, animals, the Jeep.


You ask it, I'll answer it.


Go here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/commen..._said_i_would/




-Dan
05-21-2019 12:25 PM
Grecy
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Originally Posted by Gawne Jeeping View Post
Hey Dan, I just want you to know that you're one of my inspirations to get my trip to Deadhorse, Alaska underway. Just me and my Jeep. Leaving Wisconsin and heading north in just a few weeks. Love your travel reports! Keep them coming!
-Matt

That is awesome, thanks for letting me know!
I wish I was back in the Yukon now, you'll be driving right through where I live in Whitehorse.


Quick advice - from Whitehorse go North to Dawson City, then across the top of the world highway.
Before Dawson poke your nose about 60 miles up the Dempster Highway to Tombstone Nat. Park. Even if you just go that far and turn back it's well, well worth it.


In Alaska make sure you get down the Kenai Penninsula - down to Seaward and over to Homer. Stop for some salmon fishing on the russian river - it's epic!


Have fun, I miss the North every day!

-Dan
05-21-2019 12:23 PM
Grecy
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Originally Posted by SaharaM View Post
Great, great journey, Dan! Thank you so much for taking me (and the rest of the world) on board with you through this awesome trip. It's hard for me to believe I subscribed to this thread about two and a half years ago, seems like yesterday...
Well done and I am very happy for you to see this huge dream come true.
Take care and, hat off to you Sir!

Thanks very much! Some days the three years feels much shorter, but when I really think about it, I feel like I've crammed 10 years of adventure into those three years!


...stay tuned for the next adventure!


-Dan
05-21-2019 12:16 PM
Grecy
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Originally Posted by RockWoRM View Post
Hard to believe it has already been almost 3 years! Congrats!

I just got back from my own extreme adventure... Moab!

And speaking of... maybe plan on being at EJS 2020!? Not sure if that fits your criteria, but any excuse to go to Moab is a good one, IMHO.

Thanks very much!
Absolutely, current plans include EJS 2020. I was actually aiming to be there this year, but shipping out of Egypt turned into more stupidity than I was expecting - and I was expecting a lot!!


-Dan
05-16-2019 06:36 PM
Gawne Jeeping Hey Dan, I just want you to know that you're one of my inspirations to get my trip to Deadhorse, Alaska underway. Just me and my Jeep. Leaving Wisconsin and heading north in just a few weeks. Love your travel reports! Keep them coming!
-Matt
05-14-2019 11:53 AM
SaharaM Great, great journey, Dan! Thank you so much for taking me (and the rest of the world) on board with you through this awesome trip. It's hard for me to believe I subscribed to this thread about two and a half years ago, seems like yesterday...
Well done and I am very happy for you to see this huge dream come true.
Take care and, hat off to you Sir!
05-12-2019 03:13 PM
RockWoRM Hard to believe it has already been almost 3 years! Congrats!

I just got back from my own extreme adventure... Moab!

And speaking of... maybe plan on being at EJS 2020!? Not sure if that fits your criteria, but any excuse to go to Moab is a good one, IMHO.
05-12-2019 06:26 AM
Grecy Hil All,


The Jeep has arrived in North America, and now I'm on a mission.


I'm presenting, showing the Jeep and speaking on panels at Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ next weekend (17th, 18th, 19th May).


I will also be at many other Overland/4x4 shows over the summer, the full list is here: http://theroadchoseme.com/touring-ov...-shows-in-2019


Let me know if there is a show you think I should go to that isn't on the list currently.


..


Also, after months of work (It started back in Nairobi, Kenya), I have published my coffee table photography book of Africa!
With 77 full color pages containing a double-page spread on every country, info on the Jeep, the expedition and some fun numbers and quirks too. Each country is a blend of people, landscapes, wildlife and daily life – the parts of Africa that I will never forget.
The Jeep and I make the odd appearance too.


It's available now on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2H93IUH





-Dan
05-09-2019 08:39 PM
chris87xj Thanks for sharing your incredible journey! I've quite enjoyed following along and hate to see it end.
05-09-2019 07:43 PM
Rollin20z Awesome adventure !!! Actually just got my first jeep, a 99tj a couple weeks ago. Just joined forum a few days ago and came across this thread yesterday. And since then have lightly read thru all 21 pages(sorta read back cover of book) and unbeknownst to me that your adventure ended yesterday. Yeah, read back cover but not last page lol. Seemed like it was an amazing time props to you. Now its time to go back and read the book, all the videos and such. Oh, and your adventure got my first post.
Congratulations on trip well done !!!
05-08-2019 06:11 AM
Grecy Hi Everyone,

After the most insane paperwork run-around and bureaucracy of my life, I managed to drive the Jeep into a 20 foot shipping container and seal the door.

Immediately I felt like I was separated from a good friend, a really strange feeling.

After 999 days, I hopped on a plane, and the Jeep is crossing the mighty North Atlantic.





You can read about the insanity here: http://theroadchoseme.com/africa-ends


I'm still in disbelief that it's over.

More updates to come, including tons of info on costs, what I would do differently, how the Jeep performed, etc. etc.

-Dan
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