This week’s #ATQA Adventure Travel chat recap – “Avoiding Thirst” with the Hydration Summit

During this special edition of Twitter’s only chat dedicated solely to outdoor adventure travel, we teamed up with the folks at the Hydration Summit for a discussion about staying hydrated while out on the trail. As an added bonus, Geigerrig generously donated a hydration pack to give away to one lucky chat participant.

From favored methods of carrying water while hiking to the best ways to keep water bottles clean, this weeks’ discussion dove into every aspect of staying hydrated while outdoors. We were joined some experts in the field, and everyone came away from the conversation with some new knowledge, and a few new items to add to our gear wish lists. Check it out:

Q1: How do you keep hydrated on the trail?

@JillianLaura: “A1: Well, thanks to a total lack of gear, I opted for bottles this past weekend. Even with rationing almost ran out! #atqa

@valinreallife: “A1: I’m always sucking down h20. Use a bladder to keep things easy, esp. for the little Camp Granolans. #ATQA

Q2: Take a side on the great hydration debate: bottle or bladder?

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This week’s #ATQA Adventure Travel chat recap – “Outdoor Dads”

As a special ode to all the wonderful fathers who love the outdoors, this week’s #ATQA Adventure Travel chat was a special “Father’s Day” edition. I won’t even try to deny that I got totally teary-eyed while crafting the recap; there are some truly touching tweets that were shared during the chat.

I was unable to perform my usual co-hosting duties as I was stuck at an airport awaiting a plane during the chat, but the wonderful David Croyle did an excellent job as guest co-host. Shoot, he did it so well, I may even be out of a job. Check out the tweets:

Q1: What’s your favorite outdoor memory with your dad?

@RamblinBears: “A1: My favorite outdoor memory was going to Yosemite with my Dad for the first time at age 16. #ATQA

@JoyfulShoehorn: “A1. Going hiking in Idaho with my dad & leaving my mom and sister back at the hotel to whine. #ATQA

Q2: What’s your favorite memory of time outdoors with your kids?

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The inaugural #ATQA Adventure Travel chat recap – “Weekend Adventures”

During this week’s edition of #ATQA Adventure Travel chat on Twitter, we got down and dirty with the idea of weekend adventures. Many travelers are confined to cubicles during the workweek, and live for the moment they can escape the office on Friday afternoon to head out into the backcountry.

What’s even worse, many eager explorers find themselves missing out on the weekly #ATQA chats held every Wednesday at 5 PM (EST) – so after multiple requests from fans, we decided to present a weekly recap of the best tweets from each week’s chat. Check it out, and feel free to leave your thoughts and answers in the comments section!

Q1: How do you stay prepared for spontaneous weekend adventures? 

@KelseyIvey: “a1. I usually have a half un-packed bag sitting around my room from my last trip + my sleeping bags lives in my trunk all summer! #ATQA

@croyle: “A1: By trying to keep my gear in order and ready to go. As a SAR member, I need to have much of the same gear ready. #ATQA”

@overlandnomads: “A1: I keep my vehicle packed and ready for adventure…or zombie attack! #ATQA

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Come chat adventure travel (and win a great prize) with tonight’s debut of #ATQA on Twitter!

I’ve been hyped about the mysterious new #ATQA chat for weeks, and the big launch day is finally upon us – but..

What is #ATQA?

#ATQA is the newest chat to hit the Twittersphere. It’s all about adventure travel, from overland exploration and outdoor hikes to camping, climbing, road trips, and everything in between. Basically, if you’re my kind of person, this is your kind of chat! I’m co-hosting the chat alongside J. Brandon, and our great discussion is sponsored by Overland Expo.

I can’t spoil the fun and reveal our exciting questions for tonight’s chat, but I can tell you this: we’ll be spending the afternoon talking about driving through beautiful landscapes, sleeping under the stars, exploring new cultures, our favorite adventure activities, and more.

So what’s in it for you?

Besides enjoying a great chat and meeting some new adventurous friends, we’re giving away a great prize to one lucky participant. Our phenomenal sponsors at Overland Expo will be sponsoring the chat leading up to their big event May 18-20 in Flagstaff, AZ. They’re hosting a weekend-long convention and celebration of all things outdoor travel. And we want to send you there!

We’ll be giving away a great day pass to the Overland Expo event!

For your chance to win, all you have to do is tweet us your best, most creative, witty, and kind thoughts during the chat. Make sure you’re also following @ATQandA, and we’ll announce our winner at the end of the chat.

If you have any questions about the chat, feel free to leave a comment, shoot me a tweet @themorningfresh, or send me an email at katieboue@gmail.com.

I’ll see everyone tonight!

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