Christina's Open Road


Xola Consulting/Action Sports Consulting

“The thing that everybody has to give is their joy.”


Action Sports Entrepreneurship


Acceptance Character Choices Confidence Conflict Dedication Determination Education Experience Exploration Family Fear Focus Fulfillment Goals Inspiration Instincts Money & Financial Security Passion Perseverance Pressure Risk Regrets Self-Reflection Success Support & Encouragement Struggle Transitions Values Failure Community


Alaska, balance, communication, create space, creating space, creative outlets, exercise, gym, insecurity, journalism, joy, nervous, options, pride, push yourself, routine, rowing, safety zone, seeking approval, structure


After graduating from Cornell University, Christina Heyniger didn't know what to do with her life. She found herself working at a cheese shop before completing two master's degrees: an MBA from American University and an MA from Georgetown University. She then began work as an adventure tourism consultant and formed her own company, Xola Adventure Consultants. She is also the founder of Off the Radar, an online source for adventure tourists. Christina works as an advisor to the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Development.

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