We officially moved into the EarthRoamer and hit the road this afternoon! It’s still a little surreal that this is all happening, and so fast, too. After about a month of waiting to tell the world about this opportunity of a lifetime, this press release was posted and we packed up our lives with the intention to explore the western part of the U.S. for more than 100 days clocking more than 7,500 miles.

Since our last post, we’ve had our heads down finishing up shot lists, purchasing gear, explaining the situation to clients (we’re both freelancers), paying rent, putting our mail on hold and, oh yeah, packing for every possible weather condition we could think of. But this morning, we officially headed out with roughly 50,000 miles on the vehicle, nine bags of luggage (more than 100 lbs. of which was camera gear) and two very excited people. After a fun meet-and-greet with the staff at LifeProof, we waved our goodbyes and disappeared into the sunset.

Well, maybe that last part isn’t so true.

We’ve got two days to make it to Flagstaff, AZ where we’ll be representing EarthRoamer and LifeProof at The Overland Expo from May 20-22. The first stop is Rifle, CO where we’ll spend tonight, then tomorrow we’re crossing the Utah border and bunkering down for the night near Monument Valley.

It’s so exciting to see this trip come together after so many weeks of waiting. The tireless effort that’s been put into researching locations, designing and building the EarthRoamer, and organizing logistics has most definitely not gone unnoticed. We’ve learned so much in just a few short days but with certainty, there’s plenty more to learn on the road. To our families, friends and people we haven’t had the chance to meet yet, you will always have an open door during our travels and we’d love to see you along the way.

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