ROAMERICA Offers Free Van Trips For Those Impacted by COVID-19

These are tough times, with fears of sickness, job loss, and an uncertain future assailing us from every news source out there. When things are darkest, a little good news goes a long way, which is why we’re sharing this release from ROAMERICA rentals out of Oregon. This small business is putting together an awesome program for those impacted by COVID-19, and you can read all about it below. We hope this news brings a bit of light to your day. Please remember to stay home and stay safe.

ROAMERICA – The last few weeks have been a bit of a roller coaster, as we are sure you all have been on as well. We found ourselves getting really stressed out and talking about “us and the business” a lot this last week. Then Taylor and I had a moment, a moment of clarity. We have an amazing team, loyal customers, and incredible support from our community—and we have something to offer in this time of need, hope, positivity, and VANS!

Taylor and I decided to focus our energy on something positive. We decided to change our mindset. Starting April 1, we will be giving away a free van trip EVERY WEEK because we need something positive to focus on and find a way we could help.

Most importantly, you cannot sign yourself up, you must nominate someone. Think of the single father or mother that is missing work because school is closed. Think of the family that lost a loved one to COVID-19. Nominate the person who worked countless nights as a nurse trying to bring comfort to a patient. This is about community, and giving what you can, even though we are all losing a lot. This is about the therapeutic benefits of nature.

The trips will only be available once it is safe to travel again so we do not add fuel to the fire.

All vans have 5 seat belts and 2 beds, comes with all the gear and 125 miles per night. Please note, you must be 25+ years old to drive.

To sign up, visit the ROAMERICA website by clicking HERE.


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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.