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What is Tripping's Community?
Tripping's community is a social platform where travelers can connect with local people for tips, shared cups of coffee and homestays in over 175 countries. By providing a safe and easy way for travelers to engage in cultural exchange, Tripping can transform a simple vacation into a meaningful, life-changing experience.
In addition to connecting travelers with locals, Tripping also aggregates and offers the widest selection of local home rentals on the planet. From Fijian bungalows to New York City lofts, travelers can use Tripping to step off the tourist path and stay in unique local spaces in over 36,000 cities worldwide.
What are 'Trippers'?
All members of the Tripping community are considered to be "Trippers." But when talking about how our site works, we tend to call traveling members "Trippers" and members who are currently at home "locals."
Is Tripping safe?
Yes! This is because our members honor the trust-based community we are creating and are empowered to make good decisions about their own safety. Check out our TripSafe Center for more information about how we help keep our members safe at home and on the road.
I'm a local. Why should I connect with travelers through Tripping?
If you're passionate about travel, culture and meeting new people, then connecting with travelers through Tripping is the perfect addition to your social life. You'll be able to experience the world without ever packing a bag and then when you have time to travel, you'll have people to meet and places to stay all over the globe. For even more reasons to start connecting with Trippers, check out our Top 10 Reasons to Host.
I'm a traveler. Why should I connect with locals when I'm traveling?
Our members connect with locals for travel tips, shared cups of coffee or even free homestays. Meeting up with a local can instantly make your trip more colorful, cultural and memorable. Just as an example, it can be the difference between
A) Simply visiting the Statue of Liberty and buying the obligatory I <3 NYC shirt; and
B) Partying with New York locals on a rooftop in Brooklyn after spending the day shopping at the best vintage stores in Williamsburg.
Which would you rather do? We thought so.
As a local, do I have to host Trippers to be part of the community?
Tripping appreciates the generosity of you offering your home to travelers, but we never expect or require you to do so. Even if you don't host Trippers in your home, you're still an invaluable member of the community and can be an amazing resource for travelers. Try meeting up for coffee or showing a Tripper around town instead.
Is Tripping free?
Yes! Tripping is free for travelers and locals.
What are Networks?
Networks are micro communities that allow our members to connect based on shared interests and affiliations. Want to meet up with fellow yoga lovers on your next trip? Join our Yoga Lovers Network and search for members in the cities you'll be visiting. Want to reconnect with alumni from your university? Browse our academic Networks to find your school. Click here to see all of our Networks.
What are the demographics of the Tripping community?
We have members in over 175 countries. Over half of our members are female travelers. The ages of Trippers run from 18 to 104 years old. While the majority of our members are in their 20s and 30s, we have a growing number of 40+ and 50+ members.
Are there more resources to help me get started with the Tripping community?
Yes! Check out our TripSafe Center for more frequently asked questions and tips on how to get started and stay happy while connecting through Tripping.
Does Tripping guarantee the availability and rates of rentals displayed in the discovery engine?
While we do our best to display the most current information from our rental partners, we cannot always guarantee the price or availability of a home rental property. Always double check with the property host to ensure rates and availability before booking.