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Life Outside is a platform created for the purpose of connecting our readers to the potentials that exist in the outdoors and to build a community of outdoor enthusiasts who inspire one another to live their best lives, outside. Life Outside seeks to share the raw relationships that we as individuals have with the outdoors and to provide an outlet for real people to have a voice to share their passions.

Life Outside is looking for individuals to inspire our audience with their storytelling and authentically illustrate their experiences in such a way that will empower our readers to seek fulfilment in the outdoors.

Our community doesn’t settle for the mundane and predictable, we seek the extremes and unexpected, a common mindset amongst all of us adventure folks. These values are embedded into our storytelling and allow Life Outside to consistently share stories untold.

If you’re seeking to educate, empower, and inspire a community of like-minded individuals, we want to hear from you!

Contributor Guidelines


Features are 1000-1500 word articles.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • stories from expeditions
  • wilderness experiences
  • interviews
    • endurance athletes
    • outdoor influencers
    • outdoor companies
  • outdoor culture
  • resources in the outdoors

Smaller articles are generally 300-800 words

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • gear reviews
  • wilderness tips
  • travel/adventure guides
  • nutrition/ wellness
  • news in the outdoors


We are constantly launching new series for our readers.

Our latest are:

  • Trail Tip Tuesday
    • smaller articles providing readers with information about a specific topic regarding trail running, hiking, mountain biking, etc that is shared every Tuesday.
  • Faces of the Trail
    • Coming soon! This series highlights incredibly inspiring and interesting individuals that have found fulfilment from being on the trail. These people should have compelling stories, be captivating, and empower our community.


We are always accepting photography submissions.

Ideas for photographs

  • endurance sports
  • mountain sports
  • outdoor lifestyle, e.g. :
    • subjects hanging out in alpine huts
    • van life
    • surf culture
    • mountain life
  • landscape
  •  aerials
  • wildlife & nature
  • details
    • e.g. hands on a canoe paddle, steam coming from coffee mug while in the mountains



  • please submit your queries to with the subject line ‘life outside query’
  • unsure of what a query is? Have a look at this helpful link 


  • please direct your submissions to with the subject line, ‘life outside photo submission’
  • please ensure your photographs are low res and are named as follows: “Your name_location”
    • e.g. Ryan_JasperNationalPark
  • you will be properly credited for your image which will be in front of the eyes of hundreds of potential clients