Founder and Editor: Erika Wiggins
Erika Wiggins is the founder and editor of The Active Explorer. Her writing focuses on adventure sports, travel and dining. Originally from Palo Alto, California, Erika sailed the South Pacific and Caribbean as a child and continues to travel extensively throughout North America and Mexico. In addition to travel, her passions include fitness, unique local cuisines, strong coffee and wine.
Outdoor Adventure Contributor: Laura Manina
Laura Manina is an avid backpacker, skier and mountain biker based in the Lake Tahoe area during the summer. During the winter, she and her husband Mitch, cruise the waters of Mexico on their boat The Hanali. A professional photographer for over 25 years, Laura also holds a degree in journalism. In addition to being a regular contributor to The Active Explorer, Laura is Erika Wiggins’ sister.
Photographer and Culinary/Fitness Expert: George Osmun
George Osmun packs his camera into the backcountry hiking, skiing, and however else necessary to get the shots needed for The Active Explorer. Passionate about both food and fitness, George also advises on these topics for the site. He holds a degree from the Culinary Institute of America and is an experienced personal trainer.