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. (Page last updated – 10/22/18) (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.
Articles: I’ve been remiss in writing new articles on a regular basis. There’s plenty to write about, but I’ve been having so much fun getting out and planning new trips that I haven’t put enough emphasis on writing. This is a major area in need of improvement. More articles will be forthcoming when I return from the Banff and Maui!
Social Media: I’m look at increasing my Instagram presence and spending less time on Facebook. I also plan to set an email subscriber system. Hope to get this done early next year. You will soon 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. I might send out an email or message to people I know, but the only way an article link will be sent to you is with your consent. People’s email address will not be shared or sold.
The summer of 2018 has been great. I spent nearly five weeks on a Pacific Northwest Road Trip. An unfortunate incident forced me home for about a week and a half; then it was back on the road to visit Utah and Idaho. I also completed the Six Pack of Peaks Southern California Challenge, the Adventure-16 Three Peak Challenge, and the 3-2-1 Challenge.
This fall I’ll be attending, and volunteering, at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, spending a week in Maui, and heading to Scottsdale, Arizona for some desert hiking. A Jury Duty summons will keep me near home for part of December. I’m just starting to think about trips for 2019. So many choices. I’ll post more information when I figure it out.
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 to do 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 made Monday through Friday. The weekends, for the most part, will be spent with my wife, family, and friends, with Sunday mornings at church. This doesn’t mean I won’t be getting outdoors on the weekends, but if I do, it will be to spend it with others.
One thing I’m trying to stay out of this year is politics, at all levels. I’m distrustful of both parties and disgusted with the level of 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.
These are the major items. Stay tuned for updates.