My name’s Johanna Hoadley (aka Jodi). As the Director of Product Management at Next Issue, I get excited about technology that makes life better, easier, or more fun—and preferably all three at once.
I’m also an avid hiker and backpacker, six-time Team in Training participant, former journalist, and founder of Hikerly, a blog about hiking in the Bay Area and beyond.
Check out the video to learn more about what I like to read, and enjoy my favorite recent stories on the great outdoors, our beautiful planet, and living healthy—all available now in your Next Issue app.
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My Outdoor Adventure Bucket List
Peru Two Ways
My fiancé and I are considering hiking the Salkantay trail for our honeymoon, so imagine my delight when I opened up the latest issue of Backpacker to find these gorgeous photos and descriptions.
Go West: Sunset's 2015 Ultimate To-Do List
I’ve always wanted to raft the Grand Canyon, and I once tried summiting fourteener Longs Peak. Those and more make this Great West to-do list right up my alley.
Best of the World 2015
My home base of San Francisco made the list with the Presidio, but the photos of hiking in Corsica (green + sun) and on Switzerland’s 14,692-ft. Matterhorn (snow + mountains) have inspired a couple more stops on my adventure bucket list.
Our Planet (And Beyond?)
Did you know there are more Siberian tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are in the wild across the earth? Here’s the heart-wrenching story of the fight to save these beautiful big cats.
Have We Found Alien Life?
I’m always fascinated by the latest in scientific discovery. New in the lab: microbes that live off electricity. Could they be the key to the workings of life on Earth…and elsewhere?
Spotlight: Troubled Waters
Short but very insightful reminder on just how detrimental human actions and global warming are to our oceans. Tap each of the icons to see the effects on ocean temperatures, wildlife, and more.
The Great American Sleep Deficit
It seems like I learn something new every time I open Next Issue. Today’s fact: In the 1800’s, people would go to sleep at sunset for a few hours, then wake in the middle of the night to eat, drink, pray, canoodle, and chat before heading back to bed until morning. Newsweek explores why sleep is vastly different in today’s world.
Home Practice: Jump-Start Your Day
It’s hard to say I don’t have time for morning yoga with these 10-, 20-, or 30-minute options. I’m filing this one under 2015 healthy-living inspiration.
Gluten-Free Redo: Veggie Meatballs
While I’m not gluten intolerant, I wanted to try making my own meat-free meatballs. The verdict: Delicious! This is a recipe I’d highly recommend you try.