The Outbound launches new adventure-finding app

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The Outbound IOS app makes finding outdoor activities easier than lifting a finger — well, you still have to do that. Photo: Courtesy of the Outbound Collective

Between air travel, car rentals, security checks and checking in, traveling somewhere new can occasionally feel complicated enough to warrant, well, just staying home. Luckily, now there’s an app that will help you find something adventurous to do at your final destination — even if it’s in your own hometown.

The Outbound Collective, a website that helps people connect with the best outdoor adventures nearby (with more than 250,000 users a month), launched their IOS app today, giving mobile users a sleek, streamlined, well-organized place to search for local hikes, early morning trail runs, swimming holes, surf spots and waterfalls.

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Filter outdoor activities by location, type, skill level and more using The Outbound’s new travel app. Photo: Courtesy of The Outbound

Like many travel-related apps, the content available is crowd-sourced from a community of outdoor enthusiasts and the company’s team of local experts, “Explorers.”

The difference is the high level of curation and organization involved — the app only shows the best and most accurate information and photography.

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Winter Hike to Svartifoss, a photo added by Tiffany Nguyen to The Outbound app. Photo: Tiffany Nguyen

Planning a trip? Search the planet for outdoor experiences using filters for location, activity, season, skill level and special features. Then, scan through trip reports and professional-quality photography, save your ideas, and create lists for each trip and destination.

You can even share your adventures and follow other users to see where they’re going.

At best, it’ll become your go-to resource for planning a trip. At worst? Hey, it’s a good excuse to avoid using TripAdvisor.

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