Dan Szczesny

Long-time journalist, author, hiking guide, publisher and dad-to-be, writes about getting kids outside and travel and sometimes both.

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist and author living in New Hampshire.

His first book, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, is a hiking memoir about a one year, 225-mile journey through some of New Hampshire’s least known wilderness with his 10-year-old foster daughter.

A new book, The Nepal Chronicles, about a month long trek to Everest Base Camp and marriage in Kathmandu, was published this year.

Dan began his career in Buffalo, New York. Since then, he has written for a wide variety of regional and national publications, including the Main Line Times, Philadelphia Weekly, Princeton Packet, The Good Men Project and Pennsylvania Magazine. In 2001, Dan became Associate Publisher of The Hippo, now the state’s largest Arts and Entertainment journal.

He’s a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s 4,000-footer club and has written extensively about the outdoors and hiking. He has camped in the Grand Canyon, hiked England’s Coast to Coast Trail and trekked to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Dan is a hiking guide for Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center in Milton, Mass.

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