As many of our readers know, Zephyr Adventures operates conferences in addition to active tours. We are excited to announce we are adding a new conference for 2016.
FitBloggin’ is a social media conference that has been around since 2010. It’s goal is to:
“Use blogging, social media, and digital communication to motivate, inspire, and foster a culture of health and wellness where everyone belongs.”
The owner of FitBloggin’ contacted me in January to see about having us take over the conference. The reality is it is a lot of work to run a conference, she was a one-woman team, and it just became too much work and not enough fun for her. After a couple months of discussion, we agreed and will be running the 2016 conference, taking place July 21-24 in Indianapolis.
What does that mean for our tour participants? Not much. As we explain on our events page, we stick to running conferences that fit our lifestyle and tie into our tours: food, wine, beer, and fitness. We do think the conferences and tours are good for each other, with conferences giving us great contacts and expertise to improve our tours.
But what we really like about FitBloggin’ is it is more than a conference. It is a community. It is a community of people passionate about health and wellness and, more importantly, about communicating health and wellness to others via digital means.
Ultimately, the reasons we are in the adventure travel business are because a) it is fun and b) it is rewarding to create great vacations that improve people’s lives. We are excited to add a new event to our company that does the same thing.