Over the course of 400+ weekends, we've tried LOTS of activities*.
And the biggest inconvenience has been having to search, vet, and plan around incompatible calendars and inconsistent reviews for everything we wanted to do. If we wanted to go climbing, there are literally a dozen options, including scammers. How could anybody choose a good one? And how could we coordinate it with our schedules (not to mention our friends' schedules)? And that's how the idea for Outerthere.com started taking shape.
Over those 400 weekends, the Outerthere fam has screened out the best and worst outdoor experiences, have helped figure out itineraries and costs, and have provided invaluable feedback on making Outerthere work for everyone else. Today, it's the only place where you can see albums and watch videos of small groups of beginners trying almost everything outdoorsy to do in and around NYC and book that same adventure.
And after 400 weekends, there are now hundreds of awesome, local, tried-and-tested outdoor adventures featured on a single calendar for you to look forward to trying year round, with new experiences added regularly. Plan your stress-free weekend, try something new, or just watch us figure all this sh_t out and you’ll see that 60% of the time, it's lit every time! Yeah! (We did a study. But don't trust our math, tho).
*See who we are and (almost) everything we’ve tried at #whatyoumissed.
You just hiked (or ran) 20 long miles in 90-degree weather and ran out of water. But one of the others on the trip had extra water to share with you.
You just climbed the equivalent of the Empire State Building twice(!) on your way to 25,000 total steps because someone put a bunch of mountains on your trail. But with the help of the others who helped carry your pack, it was no sweat.
After carrying 50 pounds of food and gear up a mountain, you set up camp just in time for the sky to open up and dump FML-type rain on you for 3 straight hours. Fortunately, someone was smart enough to bring a tarp and you were dry and toasty all night.
No matter how often things go from "Piece of cake!" to "WTF was I thinking?!", you can't help wanting to do it again. While some of your friends be like, "You crazy...", you're thinking, "You just don't get it..."
Welcome to Outerthere!
Outerthere.com is intended to inspire you, to motivate you and your friends, to make you feel good going into your weekend because you already have an epic adventure planned. Check out the calendar, scroll the Trip Feed, search for your favorite Activities in the navigation above or trip ads or search bar below, find a trip that sounds amazing, and book it! Ain't ready to come out? Sign up for trip updates and follow us everywhere @outerthere.
Heads up fam. This website uses 3rd party tracking technology (from companies like SquareSpace, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Impact, Shareable, etc) and continued use of this site means you're cool with that. Outerthere.com is not that high-tech. We only know who you are if you sign up to something. However, these companies probably know who you are and follow you everywhere. All Outerthere is interested in is getting full credit for getting you all stoked and booking and buying stuff. Word. And thanks for understanding.