What is Trippy?
Trippy is a question and answer travel website for travelers to help each other travel better. Trippy is the place to get the best, most personal and useful answers to your travel questions.
Who uses Trippy?
Anyone who travels, period. Whether you travel year round for a living, or are an occasional traveler or avid staycationer, there's a place here for you.
How do I sign up for Trippy?
Go to https://www.trippy.com/signup/ and click the button to "Sign up with Facebook".
Note: Your homepage is tailored by the places you follow, so be sure to follow some of your favorite places — whether they're places you know well or places on you want to visit — to get the most out of your Trippy experience.
If you'd prefer to sign up by email instead, please contact us and we'll help you.
Can I create a brand or business account on Trippy?
Since we're a community of real people helping each other travel better, we do not allow brand accounts. For those in the travel industry, we ask that you create an account with your real name and real photo. Then, in your profile, you can mention your company and include a link to your site. You may see some old posts or users from years ago that appear to be connected to a business. Those are gradually being removed by the system and new users are subject to current rules. Please do not link to your company or blog when you post questions or answers.
Trippy is meant for travelers to help each other, so the system may automatically edit or delete promotional messages and business accounts may be deactivated at any time. The best way to use the site is to list your information on your profile page, then provide helpful answers to members who will check out your profile. We've found that to be more effective than promoting directly to users. By writing real answers, you'll become known as a local expert and people will naturally find you.
Are posts moderated on Trippy?
Yes, all posts are reviewed. New members and new posts in particular are subject to restrictions, and the system may automatically remove anything it detects as spam, backlinks created for SEO purposes, promotion of business or services, or anything with commercial intent. If you are a new member, make sure you post real answers and use the "@" symbol to tag places in your answers so they appear on the map.
How are the questions and answers in my feed chosen?
The questions and answers that appear in your personalized feed are determined by the places you are following, so be sure to follow all of the places that you know, as well as the ones you'd like to visit.
If you follow a city, you will see all the questions and answers about that city in your feed; if you follow a country, you will see all the questions and answers about that country, as well as the ones of the cities within that country. For example, if you follow Paris, you will see all questions and answers about Paris; if you follow France you will see all questions and answers about France, as well as Paris, Nice, Marseilles, etc, whether or not you are following those cities individually. We highly recommend that you follow countries to get the most out of your Trippy experience!
How do I update my profile?
To update your profile, log in and go to your profile page, which can be found by clicking on your profile photo at the header of any page. Once there, you can click on the "edit" links and update your profile.
What makes a great profile?
Your profile is where the Trippy community gets to know you, so be sure to make it shine!
Name and photo: You can use your real name or a pseudonym, but please do not use a business name otherwise the system may de-activate your account.
Bio: Tell us a little about yourself as a traveler, and if you have a blog or social media account that you're proud of, this is the place to share it. New members may not be able to add a website right away, but once you become an active member by posting questions or answers, you'll be able to link to your blog or travel site from your profile page.
Places: Your homepage is tailored by the places you follow, so be sure to follow some of your favorite places — whether they're places you know well or places you want to visit — to get the most out of your Trippy experience.
How do I change my profile photo?
To edit your profile page, go to your profile, which can be found by clicking on your profile photo at the header of any page. Once there, click on the "Edit" button next to your profile photo and select a photo to upload.
How do I update my email address?
To update your email address, hover over your profile photo on the top right corner of any page and click on Settings in the drop down menu. Once on the settings page, click on edit in the Email section.
How do I verify my email?
When you sign up for an account on Trippy, you will be sent an email with a link to verify your account. If you don't see it in your inbox, try checking your spam folder and make sure that Trippy.com is added to your safe list. If you still haven't received the email, please send us a message about it.
If you missed the boat on verifying your email address when you signed up, never fear — simply log in, go to the settings page and click on "Verify Email". You will be sent an email with a link to verify your account.
How do I update my email notifications?
To update your email notifications, go to the settings page. You'll be able to check or uncheck what activities you'd like to receive email notifications about, as well as how often you'd like to receive those email notifications. You can also unsubscribe from any emails here.
How is my custom URL created?
Your custom URL is created based on your first and last name.
How do I deactivate my account?
To deactivate your account, hover over your profile photo at the top right corner of any page and click on "Settings" when the drop down menu appears. On the settings page, click on "Deactivate my account".
How do I ask a question?
To ask a question, click on the orange "Ask a Question" link at the top of any page. See below to learn what makes a question great!
What does a great question consist of?
Great questions lead to great answers, so when you ask a question, make sure to keep these tips in mind:
Location: Filling out the right location(s) when you ask a question will share it with a bigger audience, thus greatly upping your chances of getting great answers. For example: If you ask a question about Paris and add "Paris" as the location, then the Trippy community members who are familiar with Paris will see your question.
Question Headline: Keep your question title short, but include key details. For example: "Pet-friendly hotel near the beach and parks" will get you better hotel recommendations than just asking "Nice hotel".
Question Details: Personal details help others best answer your question. Add anything that makes your travel unique, such as time of year, if you're traveling with kids, or if you prefer vegan options, etc. Sharing things like why you're taking the trip or what type of traveler you are is also very helpful. Anything that helps the person reading your question better understand you and what you're looking for will result in better answers. For example: Bad: "What's the best hotel in Los Angeles?" Good: "I'm coming to Los Angeles for a business trip and will be working at the convention center in downtown L.A. I'm bringing my wife and kids, ages 4 and 7, along and they will want to see the sites like the beach and Disneyland while I'm working. Should we stay downtown or near the beach like Santa Monica? And what is a moderately priced family-friendly hotel in each area? We will have 1 car for my wife and I to share."
How do I get my questions answered?
Posting a question using the above criteria for a great question is a good start! Filling out the right location(s) will ensure that folks who know those locations see your question. Having a succinct headline and relevant additional details will also help you get better answers.
How do I answer a question?
To answer a question, click on the blue "Answer Question" buttons and links that appear across the site.
How do I geo-tag places in my answer?
You can geo-tag places in your answer by simply typing the @-symbol followed by the name of the place. A drop down menu will appear with suggestions and you can select the correct place to appear in a map with your answer.
Can I add photos to my answer?
New members cannot add photos, but after you've posted a number of helpful answers, you'll eventually be able to upload photos to your answers. Please do not post any images that are under copyright. Make sure you own the rights to any photos you upload. Any infringing photos will be removed.
Can I link to my business or blog in my answer?
We have found that other members respond better if you simply write great answers. People will notice the quality of your answers and check out your profile. Once you've become an active member, you can link to your business or blog from your profile page. Please do not link to your business within answers.