The NoHo Arts District dot com motto really needs to be “NoHo is only as great as its people.” Jack Witt is definitely one of them.
Our long-time friend and blogger Jack Witt has been North Hollywood’s health and fitness expert for many years. He has been a civic-minded resident who has helped transform our bodies and minds and has also worked to increase the health and active lifestyle of NoHo seniors. Jack has refocused his blog to highlight his two passions and says, “It's going to be about two things that are very near and dear to my heart, traveling and staying active.”
Jack and his team have just launched a dedicated blog/website for active travel programs www.ActiveWorldJourneys.com and healthy lifestyle cruises www.SilverSailings.com. There are many trips coming up.
We asked him some questions so you can get to know Jack and his pursuit of active and healthy travel.
How and when did you come to the NoHo Arts District?
I moved to the area in 2002 when it was just starting its renaissance into the NoHo Arts District. It's been amazing to watch this area of North Hollywood turn into such a vibrant, energetic and popular district of Los Angeles.
What made you refocus your blog?
I really believe that walking in nature, hiking and biking, immersing in other cultures, and traveling with a positive and like-minded group of people that enjoy the same things that you do, is the very best way to stay healthy and happy.
What active travel adventures have you done?
We've adventured in Costa Rica, Peru/Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, Israel and Jordan and as well National Parks here in the good ol' USA such as Chaco Canyon, Arches and Zion.
What active travel adventures are you planning?
This summer, we'll be on a 9-Day Walking and Tasting Adventure in Northern Spain's Basque Country and Wine Region on the legendary Camino De Santiago Trail.
And in February 2018, I've put together an active Cuba people-to-people tour.
In March 2018, I'll be hosting the Inaugural Healthy Lifestyle Cruise of Silver Sailings to exotic Asia ports with my weight loss success client Louis Horowitz.
In progress and currently being hand-crafted: Patagonia Trek - Fall 2018 and Active Egypt Tour Winter 2018
What makes your active travel adventures different?
My travel programs are very hand-crafted and focused on supporting local sustainability, immersing in other cultures, soft adventures that most people can do regardless of fitness level, and always tasting unique local foods and drinks.
Thanks, Jack! Happy Travels.
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