Help the Book Launch

My new book “Hike it Baby: 100 Awesome Outdoor Adventures with Babies and Toddlers” is finally coming out June 1, 2018 and I want to invite you to be a part of the launch team.

My publisher, Falcon Guides, would love to find at least 50 bloggers, influencers, photographers, connectors to help spread word about the Hike it Baby book coming out June 1, 2018. You are getting this because I recognize your impact and influence on the world around you.

If you are interested in being part of this awesome support, please fill out this form and let us know how you would like to be involved so we can get a book out to you! It can be as simple as posting an Instagram shout out where you send people to @hikeitbaby (the orgs instagram) and @hikingmyway (my instagram). Here is a folder of photos from the book to use if you would like. Or you can get even more involved and do a giveaway or write a blog.

What will you get out of supporting me in this?

  1. A FREE digital copy of Hike it Baby: 100 Awesome Adventures with Babies and Toddlers via NetGalley
  2. A behind-the-scenes look at marketing a book and updates from me on where I will be next. Let’s work on collaboration events if I am doing appearances in your town. I’ll be alerting everyone on this list as to giveaways coming up and sharing info so this can be more of a collaborative launch and your page/instagram will get promoted and shared by others when you do a giveaway.
  3. A big shout out to you from my social media and I am happy to share any of your upcoming happenings or blogs in return.

To get involved please fill out this easy, quick Google form.

Here is an example of an easy suggested posts if you want to just grab an image and get after it while you are thinking about it. Or feel free to write your own post. 

Shanti Hodges, Founder of Hike it Baby has a book hitting the shelves this month that will help more families get out onto trails. Such a cool project. The whole community helped her pick hikes nationwide, so these are definitely family friendly for little ones. #hikingwithkids #hikeitbaby #hikemoresmilemore #hikingwithbabies #bornanoutsider

Here’s are 4 links to purchasing the book if you want to share. These are NOT affiliate links. Just shortened so easy to cut and paste.



Barnes & Noble

Books a Million

And here’s a bio about me.

SHANTI HODGES is on a mission to build communities, both online and offline, that help connect people to nature. In 2013 she founded Hike it Baby, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families with babies and toddlers find each other in the outdoors. In 2016 she began hosting an annual family camping festival  ( in Oregon. In 2018 she began hosting retreats in Southern Utah (

Prior to hitting the trail as a mom and outdoor movement leader, Shanti was a freelance writer and a consultant helping small businesses with their websites and social media. As a freelancer she wrote for magazines like Outside, Men’s Journal, Marie Claire, Shape, Self, and also wrote a book in 2007 called, “Women Who Run.”

Shanti and her husband Mark split their time between Portland, OR and La Verkin, Utah (Zion National Park area).  She enjoys watching their son Mason fall in love with nature on their frequent adventures camping, rafting, biking, and of course, hiking in the outdoors. Shanti hopes to help families discover easy ways to connect with and enjoy nature as often as possible because she truly believes the love found there can change the world.

You can follow Shanti’s adventures on Instagram @hikingmyway or Facebook

To learn more about Hike it Baby go to or follow the community on Instagram and Facebook