We are Ben & Tina, two nature and outdoorsports inspired storytellers from Switzerland. We love to travel and explore new places by Bike, Skis and Surfboard.
What is “outsideisfree – get outside” all about?
The main goal of this website is to get people outside. With our pictures and travel/adventure stories we want to inspire people to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer. No matter how, most of our bike adventures can be done by foot, the same goes for posts about skiing. Nature has so much to offer, every free minute spent inside is a lost opportunity to enjoy and explore what’s outside. So it’s simple, go outside, its free and enjoy! Happiness awaits!
Armin “Ben” Wurmser
Besides being outside on the bike, the skis or the surfboard one of Armins biggest passions is capturing the impressions on his adventures – with his camera. Most of the pictures on outsideisfree are taken with a Sony A7II, a full frame mirrorless camera, combined with his beloved wide angle or a 70-200m telezoom lens.
Armin started biking as a kid on his rigid schoolbike which he broke pretty soon. This caused him to work in his holidays to pay for his first “real” bike – a BMC hardtail.
Editor / Illustrator
Tina with her background in PR, Marketing & Tourism is responsible for german content (see offers) and basic marketing activities around outsideisfree.ch. She also takes care of all the post “photo-work” such as evaluating and editing all the nice pictures taken on their trips. She is the 2nd photog of the team and responsible for most (all) pictures taken of Ben as well as some sweet ass landscape shots.
As a former ski racer Tina always had a passion for outdoorsports. It is Skiing that got her into biking – originally as a summer training, biking became trail by trail more important to her. Even tough her first bike had a rigid fork, it was the downhill that got her blood pumping. By the time she was 20 she stopped racing on skis but didn’t stop biking. During her studies in St. Moritz biking was again the perfect activity to clear her mind. During that time she started racing marathons – scoring especially on the downhills. A couple of years ago on a bike vacation to La Palma she discovered shuttle accessed biking – which wasn’t all that bad. Now she mostly enjoys big mountain trail riding and discovering new regions in company of her perfect partner in crime, Ben.