Tag Archives: Michael Lanza
By Michael Lanza
Why do you read my blog? I’m genuinely interested in knowing, so please tell me in the comments section at the bottom of this blog post. But based what I’ve heard and seen from many readers like you who follow The Big Outside, I know you’re probably looking for the best backpacking trips, family adventures, dayhikes, and other great outdoors adventures, plus my tips on how to pull off those trips, and my expert gear reviews. As you start to plan (or you should be planning) the adventures you’ll take this year, I’m going to use today’s blog post to point you in the right direction. Continue reading →
By Michael Lanza
More than five years ago, I launched this blog and website with a simple goal: to offer stories, photos, and expert trip-planning advice on America’s and the world’s best outdoor adventures—including many that are great for families—based on my on-the-ground, first-hand knowledge from having done all of the trips myself. Since then, it has grown into a popular online source for stories about hiking, backpacking, paddling, and other adventures, as well as my gear reviews and my tips on outdoor skills. Most gratifyingly for me, The Big Outside has inspired families and others to get outdoors.
Will you help me continue publishing this blog? It’s easy. Here’s how. Continue reading →
My book, Before They’re Gone–A Family’s Year-Long Quest To Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks, has received honorable mention in the Outdoor Literature category, the top awards category, from the prestigious National Outdoor Book Awards.
In it, I write about spending a year taking wilderness adventures with my wife, Penny, our nine-year-old son, Nate, and our seven-year-old daughter, Alex, in national parks that, because of climate change, are likely to be very different places by the time my kids are my age.
Read an excerpt from my book and reviewer comments about it, view a trailer, and find links to media coverage about my book at The Big Outside Book page.
See the complete list of winners at noba-web.org/books12.htm.