Michael Lanza

Michael Lanza is the northwest editor of Backpacker magazine and the author of Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks. He blogs at TheBigOutside.com.

Michael Lanza: This week

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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