May I ask a favor? It would mean a lot to me if you could take a few minutes to provide me some feedback. I have spent a significant amount of time thinking about how to share more of my passions in The Active Explorer. However, this blog is nothing without you the reader, so the next logical step is to ask YOU if my ideas intrigue you.
The foundation of this blog is adventure travel. In particular, I cover a lot of hiking and backpacking because I spend more time doing this activity than any other. I ache so see beautiful places without cars or buildings in the background.
Recently I have added more food articles because I really, really, love good food. Often my travels give me the chance to try new cuisines and I get super excited about sharing both the experience and recipes.
Here are some new ideas I think might interest you:
All of my active pursuits require that I stay fit. Often I tailor my workouts to my upcoming adventures. For example, I’ll be caving next week, so I’ve stepped up my leg workouts to prepare, including an emphasis on certain movements. I’ve already written posts on staying fit and safe such as, From gym to trail: Adjust your workout for backpacking and Hydration at the Extremes: It’s Not Just a Heat Issue.
While we are talking fitness, I can’t stay in shape without fueling my body properly. On the road, I eat all kinds of stuff I never would at home, so it’s twice as hard to stay on track. I’ve begun to create my own recipes like Traveler’s Bean Salad to help me cope. What do you think? Should I add more fitness and nutrition content tailored toward adventure sports?
Another topic I’m often asked about has to do with lifestyle. People want to know how I have transformed from being an overworked zombie, to the more balanced life I have today. Let me be clear, I’m still a work in progress, but I’m willing to share my journey with you. My articles, No time? Un-pause your life and press play, and Combating stereotypes: Why I’m no proper lady, are examples.
Your interests matter to me. Please comment below or email me at Erika (at) TheActiveExplorer (dot) com with your thoughts and any ideas I may have missed. At the end of the day, I share my passions because I like to entertain and help people, not to read my own writing. As long as I have a passion for a topic, it will be considered.
To summarize, tell me what you think of the following topics:
- Fitness and Nutrition for Adventure Sports and Travel
- Lifestyle Posts Relating to Following Your Passion and Work/Life Balance
- Anything else you notice that I’ve missed but you think I would cover well
Once I have settled on this, big plans are in the works for all of the topics I cover, so it’s important. Thank you in advance for taking the time to give me your feedback!