About Us

In 2012, we founded The Outbound Collective with zero users and no industry connections. We’ve spent the past eight years hustling and sacrificing to build a successful, independent business in the outdoor industry, and laying the foundation for what is required in this moment.

Today, over 15 million people rely on our website and mobile apps each year to discover new outdoor adventures, plan their travels, and to live healthier, happier lives. Our social channels reach an audience of over 840,000 followers. We’re embracing this moment in history as an opportunity to build the vibrant and diverse community that we’ve always envisioned.

We’re a small (only 4 people), bootstrapped, scrappy team that’s talented, hardworking, and irrationally optimistic. And we’re 100% committed to our purpose.

The Outbound was started by a few close friends with the goal of making the outdoors more accessible.
15 million
The Outbound reaches 15 million active outdoorists and travelers of all types.
Our reach on social media across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
The number of members on the Outbound website, iOS and Android apps.


The blurb: We're building a home for the modern outdoors that is rooted in inclusion, community, and inspiration. The Outbound Collective is a website, iOS and Android app dedicated to helping our community find local adventures, tours, and lodging options around the globe. Find the best spots to hike, camp, chill, and more - all with a simple interface, incredible photography, and inspirational destination guides.

We reach 15 million users, and have over 840,000 social followers. Our community is highly engaged, curious, and seeking new experiences.

Download our press kit

A few press mentions:

Outbound Collective launches paid residency for outdoors writers from underrepresented communities

Seattle Times

Must-have apps for summer camping and road trips


The Best Tools for Planning a Road Trip


How to Find the Best Off the Beaten Path Shoot Locations


10 Free Apps for Your Next Road Trip



Our audience of 15 million adventurous travelers utilize our web, iOS, and Android platforms to plan their travels and find the best local adventures, tours, and lodging.

We've developed a platform that allows brands and destinations to surface their campaigns and content in unique ways. Our audience visits The Outbound website, iOS app, and social channels to find local adventures, read compelling articles about travel destinations, get advice about the outdoors, learn about new gear, and more.

Unique visual content is our bread and butter. Work with us to acquire compelling stories, photography and video for your use that we can promote and distribute to the Outbound community. Unlike traditional influencer-based campaigns, our content is evergreen.

To get in touch about advertising, content marketing, or content-production projects, shoot us an email at sales@theoutbound.com


We don’t currently have any open positions, but we’ll keep you updated when we do.

Get in touch

For support inquiries or help using the Outbound website or mobile apps, send us a message at support@theoutbound.com.

For media/press inquiries or interview requests, please email press@theoutbound.com.