Meghan J. Ward Nominated for Best Hiking and Outdoors Travel Blogger by USA Today and 10Best

I have just emerged from a four-day backcountry trip here in Banff National Park to find out I’ve been nominated for Best Hiking and Outdoors Travel Blogger by USA Today and 10Best (readers to decide the final verdict!). After 3.5 years of work on The Campsite Blog (with the help of an editorial assistant, Helena Artmann and a team of gear reviewers), I am thrilled with this nomination, and stoked to be amongst some friends I admire in the outdoor blogging industry.

USAToday 10Best Hiking and Outdoors Travel Blogger

Here’s how they decided the nominees:

From USA Today/ The top hiking and outdoors bloggers have a passion for nature, history, cool gear — and they have the blisters to prove it. It goes with the territory when you’re out and about snapping photos and sharing your tips, maps, gear reviews and expert advice. For them, exploration is a gift to share through beautiful images, vibrant stories, detailed guides and breathtaking video. Voting begins August 4th at noon. Come back each day through September 1st to give your favorite travel and food blogger your support. Winners will be announced on September 3rd.

Please go and vote!

I’m not normally a fan of these popularity contests, and would rather be judged by a panel, but if you like what I do over on The Campsite, please cast your vote! You can vote once per day until September 1st.

Vote here.

Outdoor Blog Swap: The Campsite and Adventure-Inspired

Katie's interview with me on Adventure-Inspired.

I recently had the chance to “swap blogs” with Katie Levy from Adventure-Inspired. We had the idea of interviewing each other to learn more about why we love to blog about the outdoors, what inspires us and what the rest of our lives really look like!

Check out the Blog Swap here:

My interview with Katie on The Campsite.

  • Tell me a bit about yourself. When you’re not posting on Adventure-Inspired, what are you doing?
  • When did you start the Adventure-Inspired blog? What led you to start on such a big project?
  • The website sometimes says “us” and “we.” Who, apart from yourself, is involved in Adventure-Inspired?
  • I particularly enjoy the interviews (with people in the outdoor industry) on Adventure-Inspired. Which interview was your favourite to date?
  • What do you hope people ultimately take away from the content on Adventure-Inspired?
  • What do you think is in the future for Adventure-Inspired?

Katie’s interview with me on Adventure-Inspired.

  • What inspires you to write?
  • Where did the idea for The Campsite come from?
  • What’s your ultimate goal with The Campsite?
  • What advice do you have for women who want to get started in some of the outdoor activities you love, but don’t know where to start?
  • Tell me a little about exactly what it is that you do…what’s a typical day in the life?
  • Is blogging part of your full time job?
  • It’s definitely hard to balance work demands and the day-to-day demands of life with getting outside and doing what you love. How do you find the balance?