In my Ask Me feature at The Big Outside, I share my response to a reader question. This page has links to all of my Ask Me posts about Family Adventures. See my main Ask Me page for links to the pages for all the categories covered under Ask Me, including Gear, National Parks, Backpacking, Hiking, Skills, Paddling, International, and Skiing/Snow. My main Ask Me page also explains how you can send me a question.

—Michael Lanza

 

10 Tips For Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids

Family Adventures

How Old Were Your Kids When You Started Taking Big Trips?

Advice on a First Backpacking Trip With a Toddler

First Backpacking Trip With a Toddler

Should We Get Travel Insurance For Overseas Adventures?

 

My daughter, Alex, trekking the Alta Via 2 in Italy's Dolomite Mountains.

My daughter, Alex, trekking the Alta Via 2 in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains.

Tips For a First Backpacking Trip With Young Kids

Hiking With Preschool-Age Children

Tips on Finding ‘More Complicated’ Family Adventures and Hiring Guides

How Do You Protect Yourself and Your Kids From Tick-Borne Diseases?

Backpacking Trips With an 11-Year-Old

How Do You Keep Teenage Boys Motivated on a 76-mile Backpacking Trip?

 

Hi, I’m Michael Lanza, the creator of The Big Outside, recognized as a top outdoors blog by USA Today and others. I invite you to get email updates about new stories and gear giveaways by entering your email address in the box in the left sidebar, at the bottom of this post, or on my About page, and follow my adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

My family backpacking on the West Rim Trail, Zion National Park.

My family backpacking on the West Rim Trail, Zion National Park.

Tips on Food For Backpacking With Kids

Convincing Other Scout Parents to Approve of Outdoor Trips

Which National Parks Should My Family Visit on a Cross-Country Trip?

The Ultimate Family Tour of Yellowstone

 

Grand Prismatic Geyser, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

Grand Prismatic Geyser, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.

Which Dayhike or Two-Day Backpacking Trip Should Our Family Take in the Grand Canyon?

Where Should Our Family Backpack in the Grand Canyon?

A Recommendation For a Family Backpacking Trip in Southern Utah

Where Should We Take a Family Hiking Trip in Early Spring?

Dayhikes and Backpacking Trips in Idaho’s Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains

How Do I Outfit a Growing Kid Affordably?

Can You Suggest a Versatile Baby Carrier For Hiking?

Tips on Sleeping Bags For Backpacking With a 4-Year-Old… and For Her Parents

 

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