Expedition Overland began out of desperation and a need for adventure. Co-founder, Clay Croft, had traveled to Uganda for a volunteer film project in January of 2010, and upon return, he learned that six months of expected film work was canceled due to the recession.

Clay and Rachelle were expecting their third son in a few months and had recently traded in their Subaru for a used Toyota Land Cruiser. As he was sitting in the garage one night, trying to figure out how to pay the bills, Clay looked at the 2001 Tacoma and 2000 Land Cruiser and thought, “What if we started a show about overlanding?”

As the head of a small production company for the previous six years, Clay knew he had the experience and gear. He called up his close friends and asked if they would take a trip with him. He would cover the costs. If you know Clay’s friends, then you won’t be surprised that they were ready and willing.

Clay and Rachelle decided to call their project “Expedition Overland.”

If we define the word “expedition” (Merriam Webster Dictionary), it’s described as 1. a journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose; 2. the group of persons making such a journey.  It was decided that filming our journey would be the specific purpose and so began Expedition Overland!

Check out the first episode and see for yourself where it all started.