Frequently asked questions

You've got questions. We've got answers. Probably. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about being an Explorer for The Outbound. If you have something that's not answered here, feel free to reach out!

What is an Adventure?

An adventure is a detailed trip report that tells (and shows) our community how they can go out and have a similarly amazing experience to the one you had.

What information are you looking for?

The more detail the better. We want to make sure it's as easy as possible for someone to follow in your footsteps. If you've got geo-coordinates, mileage, elevation gain, etc. add it to the adventure to make it easier on the next person

Which photos should I upload?

Try to share at least 3 photos per adventure (min. dimensions 1500x1000).The photos should do a good job of capturing the primary points of interest (waterfall, stunning sunrise or sunset views, lakeside camping, etc.) of the adventure. We're stoked on candid profile shots, but let's keep the selfies to your Facebook profile.

What if my adventure has already been added to the site?

Unfortunately we don’t feature duplicate adventures. If you’ve done that adventure, we’d love for you to share a review or any inside tips you have that might help members of the community go out and have a great time.

I added an adventure, why hasn't it been featured yet?

While we cover a lot of ground, The Outbound is still a relatively small team. We can assure you that we carefully look over each adventure we receive. If your adventure has been accepted, it will either be featured, or we will respond with follow up questions within 14 days. If your adventure has not been featured on the main site within two weeks of submission, it will simply remain on your profile.

Anything else I should know?

Each Explorer is responsible for promoting their adventures to their friends, family, and their following. You also acknowledge that you accept our terms, and any form of editing (usually for clarity or safety reasons) that might occur on behalf of The Outbound’s editorial team.