Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Gear Up and Play – To go to your GUAP profile please follow the “My Account” link (Left side of Floating bar in Header!)

Getting Started -  This FAQ Guide is to ensure you get the most of your Gear Up and Play Experience.  The Guide is broken down based on what you want to achieve on the site.  I want to be a Author, I want to Promote external content, I want to Book New Adventures and Find Deals on Outdoor Adventure Gear.

I want to be a Author

1.)  Can I be a Author? Yes, we do accept Guest Posts.  They must be relevant, well written and useful to our readers.  The content must be unique (not exist elsewhere on the web), original and owned by you the Author.  Copyright remains with you the author at all times.

Simply message me (must be logged in) if you wish to post to the blog and I will grant you proper permission.  If you have not created a account yet you can still reach me using the contact form (here) if you have questions about joining.

Your Guest Post can include both, a link to your profile here on the site where you can promote yourself further as well as a link inside the article to a relevant personal blog (travel, adventure, outdoor recreation).

2.)  What is the Writers Workshop?  The writers workshop is a group where writers can come together on the site and read up on useful information, share their own ideas and discuss writing.  Don’t be shy, start a new topic in the Writers Workshop now :)

3.)  Why am I ranked a Homebody and What are Ranks?  This is a fun way for us to engage community members, you get points by participating in forum discussions, uploading photos, submitting articles and simply interacting with others (comments etc).  Read this Post:  From Homebody to Travel Writer

4.) Can I include Links inside my post to external content if it’s not my personal blog? You may create links (maximum of two) to outside websites for non-commercial (personal, educational and research) purposes only.  You may also link to photo sources and of course, your personal blog.  For more info on publishing policy see our TOS.

I want to Promote External Content

1.) Using your Profile to Promote yourself:  If you run a travel/outdoor rec/adventure blog or website you can promote it using your GUAP profile.  It’s easy, go to your profile.  By default you end up on your Wall activity tab of your profile, instead select the profile tab and then select edit.  Use the Author Portfolio tab to enter previous work/projects.  Use the Contact Info tab to include such information as website, facebook, twitter profiles.

2.) How do I import my tweets to my GUAP profile? Yes, your tweets can appear in your activity stream automatically keeping your GUAP profile fresh with the new content you tweet on twitter. Go to the Settings tab >> Social Networks >> Twitter >> follow the directions”.

Book New Adventures / Find Accommodations / Shop Outdoor Adventure Gear and Apparel

Yes, it’s exciting to be able to interact, ask questions and read up on places from real people Around the World.  In addition we offer some of the most innovative price comparison tools when it comes to finding new adventurous tours, accommodations and outdoor gear/apparel.  These are tools to help you plan and save money.  Remember, after you plan your next adventure, don’t just leave us in the dark.  Come Back and Share it!  We want to hear about your adventure so come back and guest post with us in the community blog.  Happy Travels.

1.) How do I Find my Next Adventure? You can browse activities and tours here:  Book Activities and Tours.  Need a Hotel and want to search all the best travel sites in one place, sites like, Priceline, Expedia and many more.  You can do that here:  Find a Hotel.  You will also find a list of top cities for climbing, paddling, hiking and hitting the slopes.

2.) What is Gear Scout? Gear Scout is a simple price comparison search tool that searches over 100 outdoor retailers to find sale prices.  These are sites like Backcountry, REI,, Moosejaw, etc.  Need a backpack, why not see what’s on sale first?  Try Gear Scout and we bet you will like it!