Video of the Week: Where it Starts

Sometimes life doesn’t go according to plan. The expected path before us crumbles, and we’re left adrift wondering where to turn next. It is in these moments where the course of our lives are truly determined. It’s here where we choose to shy away toward the easy road or shed our fears in order to follow our dreams. We’ve met people time and time again who have chosen to do the latter, and they never fail to inspire us. People like Oliver Rye, who left school to pursue his dreams of filmmaking while traveling North America in his Land Rover. From the dusty deserts of the Southwest to the snow-capped peaks in the north, Oliver has sought out the adventure his heart desired and captured its spirit in this short film called Where It Starts. Good luck out there Oliver, we’re all rooting for you.

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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.