This ‘Now’ Page was last updated on June 21, 2019.
The purpose of this ‘NOW’ page is to provide insight into my vision for Adventure-to-Adventure, where it’s headed, what to expect in the future, and also what’s happening on a personal level (see below) since this directly impacts the content of this site. (For more information on ‘Now’ Pages check out the following site: http://nownownow.com/about)
My current focus for Adventure-to-Adventure is:
– Providing information other people can use to plan their own adventures
– Writing articles to inspire people to get outside
– Penning features people enjoy reading.
My article focus is on:
– Trip reports, with links and details, to allow people to put together their own outings
– Writing about adventure (people, places, activities, etc.)
– The occasional gear review highlighting what I’m using and why I like it (or not)
– Book reviews (I’m an unapologetic bibliophile)
– Upcoming outings.
On the topic of ‘free’: Adventure-to-Adventure is a free site and not connected to any affiliate marketing program. Which means I don’t receive any compensation from links which appear in the articles. Any ads you do see are from WordPress since Adventure-to-Adventure uses a ‘free’ WordPress plan. All the costs accrued with this site, of which there are a few, are covered by me.
Why so few articles lately? I’ve been remiss in writing new articles due to some deeply personal issues. (See my article: https://adventuretoadventure.com/2019/06/04/whereto-the-last-six-months/ ) More articles will be forthcoming as things settle into a new normal.
Social Media: I’m looking to increase my Instagram presence(@adventuretoadventuredotcom) and spending less time on Facebook. I wrote a series of posts about Facebook and Social Media with the intent of publishing a long article on Adventure-to-Adventure but decided against it. (My focus is on adventure, not venting my spleen on the evils of social media.)
I also plan to set up an email subscriber system later in 2019. When that happens you will see notes on the website, in articles, and on the Adventure-to-Adventure Facebook page giving you the option to receive the latest Adventure-to-Adventure article sent straight to your Inbox. People’s email address will not be shared or sold.
Trip Plans: Summer 2019 starts today! I’m planning to visit Park City, and other parts of Utah in July, then head up to Glacier National Park and volunteer at PCT Days in August, as well visit friends and family in the Pacific Northwest.
This fall I’ll be attending, and volunteering, at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, spending a week in Maui. There is a hiking project I want to do in Phoenix, and Scottsdale in December. More to follow.
Long-term, I’m still planning on posting upcoming events on the Adventure-to-Adventure Facebook page and/or create an ‘upcoming events’ page. These trips will be free, though I have to figure out if there are any liability issues before scheduling them. It might be better for me schedule all my trips as Sierra Club outings since there is insurance for Sierra Club outings. More to come. Most of my trips which don’t involve leaving Southern California will be held Monday through Friday. The weekends, for the most part, will be spent with my wife, family, and friends, with Sunday mornings at church.
One thing I’m trying to stay out of again this year is politics, at all levels. I’m distrustful of both parties and disgusted with the level of unthinking partisanship. Civil political discourse is difficult, even among friends, when people don’t understand their own confirmation bias, and worse, don’t understand what confirmation bias means. I have much better things to do with my remaining time on this earth than to descend into that quagmire.
These are the major items. Stay tuned for updates.