It's the first site to let your friends plan your trip, helping you travel better.
Trippy ties into social sites like Facebook to find your friends who know about where you're traveling to (those who have checked in, live, work, or go to school there) and who already know your personal details (like if you're vegan, have toddlers, or a penchant for pinot). Makes good sense, eh? Tapping into the travel experiences of your friends is a whole lot more valuable than getting questionable info from random strangers.
Trippy makes it fun for your friends to make your trip great.
Easy one-click recommendations and Facebook-style comments let friends say what hotels, restaurants and things to do would be perfect for you.
For those who need a little memory-jog, Trippy's easy auto-complete tool quickly pulls up just what they're looking for from a whole database of locations. You can also add places you're already considering so friends can chime in with feedback. In Trippy's social setting, your friends spur each other
Friends get to go along for the ride.
Trippy's mobile app lets friends travel with you by seeing your pictures in real time as you follow their recommendations on your itinerary.
Get a "friend-sourced" itinerary made for you in real-time.
Pick the suggestions you like most and they'll drop right into your itinerary and get plotted on your map. When you're ready to check rates or book the trip, Trippy handles that too.
All the recommendations from your friends stay on Trippy so you can see them again any time (and your friends then have a quick, easy place to send others who'd like tips on that location).
Copy that trip!
See a friend's trip shaping up to be incredible? Easily copy trips you'd like to take or use as a jump-start to plan your own. You might have a specific trip in mind, or maybe you're just dreaming of a "someday" destination. You can use Trippy to keep track of all the trips you're thinking about.
Trippy's Team & Mission
J.R. Johnson and the Trippy team have been helping people travel better since 1999 when we launched our first travel site, VirtualTourist. That was back when it was a pretty novel idea that real people could share travel experiences online. We grew VirtualTourist to a thriving community of millions of travelers, until it was bought by Expedia in 2008. Flash to 2011, when we looked at online travel tools with a fresh perspective - and were shocked by how little innovation had happened considering how social media had evolved.
So we're back, to change the way people travel once again. There are hundreds of travel sites made for you to plan your trip. Doesn't make much sense though, considering you're probably not an expert on places you're visiting, especially if you've never been before. Plus, travel sites are typically an unfortunate mix of questionable content from crowd-sourcing, "local experts" (aka, strangers), and people paid to write fake reviews. Trippy is the first site designed to offer a "friend-sourced" solution to the long-standing problem of untrustworthy and irrelevant travel content.
Along the way, we hope we can spread a little something we like to call "helper joy." It's that happy kick you get when a friend has a great experience thanks to advice you shared. It's just human nature. We want our friends to have as great of a time as we've had.