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Trippy is the place for you to collect and share travel ideas, and collaborate on your travel plans with the people in your life who know you best - your friends! It's a full-circle travel experience that takes you from Dreaming to Doing.
Travel Boards... Oohs, Ahhs, and TONS of Inspiration!
Discover places that pique your interest by making travel boards on Trippy! Travel boards are visual collections of places where you've been or want to go. Start creating your boards by simply clicking the "want" or "been" button on the images of places you see on Trippy. You can also create custom boards based on any themes that inspire you. Whether it's restaurants you want to feast at in Barcelona, or beaches you want to visit around the world, there's a board waiting to be created! To see travel boards in action and to get your creative travel juices flowing, check out the travel boards of some notable folks on Trippy.
Once you've got your boards going, you can share the inspiration with friends! Whether it's killer microbreweries or the best cupcake shops across the country, you can share each board on Facebook, Twitter, and any of your other favorite social media hangouts to score big travel lust points with friends.
Trip Plans... Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality!
Trippy's trip planning tool allows you to create a trip itinerary based on the places you're considering, which can be shared with your friends to collaborate on ideas and recommendations. Trips also work with our full-featured iPhone app so that you can view your travel plans and create trip albums on the go, allowing you to take your friends along for the ride!
Makes good sense, right? Tapping into the travel experiences of friends gets you helpful suggestions to make your trip great, and your friends get to relive their favorite travel moments and share their passion for places they know and love. Win and win.
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 your friends are 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 on.
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.
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.
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.
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.