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The Big Outside Makes Another Top 10 List

The Big Outside Makes Another Top 10 List

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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About The Author

Michael Lanza

A former field editor and primary gear reviewer for Backpacker Magazine, Michael Lanza created The Big Outside to share stories and images from his many backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor adventures, as well as expert tips and gear reviews to help readers plan and pull off their own great adventures.


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    Congratulations Michael…and well deserved! If you ever find the time, it would be great to get your thoughts on a top 10 list of “best long day hikes” (U.S.). Thanks again for using your expertise to share and enlighten others.

    • michaellanza

      Thanks Kenny. Nice to hear from you. I like your idea, I’ve been contemplating something like that. I hope you’ll see it before too long. I’ll look forward to your comments on it, too!


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