Our Story

Our Story

Our love for travel and learning about other cultures has led us to create Triptrotting. Triptrotting was no random discovery. It came from our personal experiences not so long ago, in 2007 on a trip to Bangkok, Thailand together. Everywhere we went, we felt like "clueless tourists" being herded by tour guides to temples and elephant rides. Most of our time spent there was filled with things to see, food to eat, and places to go. There was a key ingredient missing, the people. Who are the locals? What does a young, educated local do for fun? Where does she or he go to eat? We had so many questions and nowhere to turn to find our local peers to ask. We soon realized that we are not alone, and there are many people who are looking for the same experience.

The idea grew into something more. Making friends from around the world will help you change the way you see the world and other people, like it did for us. When you actually get to know a person, regardless of culture, religion and background, you realize that people are not so different after all. What started as a way to learn about other cultures has made us realize a bigger goal. We can change the way people treat each other and really make a difference in the world.

We invite you to join us, become a Triptrotter, and help us change the world.

Sincerely,

Aigerim and Shana

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Investors

Triptrotting is well-funded by a group of successful investors including Google Ventures, Idealab, Launchpad LA, 500 Startups, Golden Seeds, Seraph Group, WI Harper Group, and amazing angel investors!

We are hiring

iOS Developers

Full Stack Developers

Experienced Mobile App Designers

If you love working in a fun and challenging environment with driven and diverse team that wants to change the world, then Triptrotting is for you! Flexible hours, great benefits and perfect location in the heart of San Francisco are just a few of our perks.

To apply, please contact us at careers@triptrotting.com