Hello! I’m the author and photographer (Instagram) of four books, many articles, and several blogs for publications like Outside, Adventure Sports Network, Adventure Cyclist, Falcon, Skyhorse, Adventure Journal, Red Bulletin, Paddling Mag, Duct Tape Diaries, Rafting Mag, and others. I’m also a contributing editor for Canoe & Kayak.
Over the years I’ve become: a (particularly slow) backpacker… a (where’s he going?) raft guide… a (seems to like rivers more than rocks) geology student… a (can someone else do the math part) river researcher… a (you call that stable?) kayaker… a (somewhat intelligible) writer… a (that looks even more unstable) mountain biker… a (let’s put him in the attic classroom) college teacher… a (surprisingly slow) skier… an (is this thing on?) photographer… a (shaky-legged) paddleboarder… a (gonna look this up) editor… an (even shakier-legged) packrafter.
By strange quirks of chance, I’ve chased adventures, jobs, degrees, and affordable living situations—with my wife—across the entire U.S., roughly along the 37th parallel. Originally from California, I’ve spent extensive time living in and exploring the American West, the Ozarks, the Southeast, and parts abroad. Currently, I’m splitting time between the east coast and western U.S., always searching—often for misplaced gear. If you’ve seen my latest pair of lost sunglasses, please message me.
Here are some links to my work:
I regularly share images via my Instagram feed @mikebezemek
My PHOTOGRAPHY site has images collected from various projects.
PUBLICATIONS has links to some selected stand-alone pieces.
Under BLOGS, in the menu above, are links to: WEEKEND EXPEDITIONS and REGULAR PADDLER, REMARKABLE WATERS, two ongoing series about paddling sports for Canoe & Kayak; LIKE SEX IN A CANOE, a satirical review series on sh*tty beer; and ROVING RIDER, a digital series about bike-packing. My personal blog is Hot Mess of an Adventure Writer Tells All: Confessions, Lessons, and Mishaps from the Field.
Under BOOKS, in the menu above, are links to descriptions for two guidebooks: Paddling the John Wesley Powell Route and Paddling the Ozarks for Falcon. TWIT LIT CLASSICS is a new series of humorous literature companions, including #Moby-Dick and #Frankenstein. More information and short works of classic twit lit can be found on the project website twitlitclassics.com.
My ABOUT tab has an official bio.