I’m proud to announce that Flip Key (@flipkey), a Trip Advisor (@TripAdvisor) company, just named The Big Outside to its Top 10 Outdoor Travel Blogger list, which includes several good blogs about hiking, backpacking, and camping.

Last year, I was also named to USA Today’s Readers Choice 10 Best Hiking and Outdoors Bloggers list. It’s exciting and validating to have my blog recognized for its quality, especially when it’s something I love doing and it often involves stories about my family’s adventures (like in Capitol Reef National Park, photo above). I particularly appreciate the comments and e-mails I receive from readers, so please keep those coming (and I do respond as quickly as I can, despite the high volume of them).

If you’re wondering where to begin exploring the many stories about family and other adventures I’ve posted at this blog, try my All Trips page, or—sticking with this top 10 theme—my stories “New Year Inspiration: My Top 10 Adventure Trips,” and “My Top 10 Family Adventures.”

—Michael Lanza

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