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TRIPup LA is back!

by: Triptrotting Team

It’s been a while since we’ve held a TRIPup in LA… we’ve missed you!

We invite you Angelenos and travelers in Southern California to join us on Saturday, March 10th. We are going to be steps away from the beach in Santa Monica at the historic and elegant Rapp’s Saloon, located inside Hostelling International.

Come meet travelers from around the world, locals, for an evening of fun and mingling… and it continues after the TRIPup event with an exclusive Santa Monica bar crawl event!

You can RSVP to this event here to join us!

About Triptrotting:
Triptrotting is a global community of travelers and hosts (aka “Triptrotters”), who are matched to each other based on similar interests. Our goal is to create a platform which helps travelers find like minded local hosts and provide opportunities for hosts to make friends from all corners of the world. We want to give both Triptrotters an amazing cultural and personal experience.

About Hostelling International:
Located just a couple blocks from the sand of Santa Monica Beach, Hostelling International USA (HI-USA) is quickly becoming the place for local and international travelers to meet, mingle and have fun! In addition to operations of HI-Santa Monica and the one stop shop HI-Travel Store, HI-USA conducts various educational programs for youth and adults of the greater Los Angeles area. Focusing on topics ranging from intercultural understanding to environmental awareness to responsible travel, HI-USA programs strive to provide the educational experience of travel to the local community. Through each of these programs and workshops held in the HI-Travel Store in Santa Monica, Hostelling International is able to achieve its mission to help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.


TRIPup Halloween Recap

By Triptrotting Team

Have you recovered from Halloween weekend yet? The entire weekend was all about parties for the adults and the candies for the kids…and costumes of course all around!

For Triptrotters visiting or living in Los Angeles, we co-hosted a black-tie TRIPup Halloween masquerade at the W Hotel in Hollywood with special performance by Tyson Ritter from the All American Rejects afterparty!  All while watching some spooky black and white movies, sipping on complimentary Casa Torelli wine and amazing appetizers from our co-sponsor

Triptrotters received complimentary entrance, free drinks and appetizers!
If you are not in Los Angeles, no worries!  Keep up with our events on the events page and you can even host your own TRIPup in your own city!

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(Drum Roll…) TRIPup Los Angeles is here!

By: Triptrotting Team

If you haven’t heard about all the fun that Triptrotters have had at TRIPup New York City, Jakarta, Budapest and Moscow in the past couple of months… You will DEFINITELY hear the party at the  TRIPup LOS ANGELES!

On August 28, 2011 Triptrotting team is bringing TRIPup to Los Angeles! In just 48 hours after creating the invitation for the event, over 250 people RSVP-ed!  We’ve had to expand our capacity twice! So, if you have not had a chance, you can still RSVP below.

TRIPup LA will definitely be done the true Hollywood style… It will take place at the W Hotel Hollywood Lounge and Bar from 6pm-8pm (18:00-20:00), followed by an after party at the W Hotel’s Jazz Night  with performances by famous singers / bands and celeb watching.  An important reminder is the dress code….since we are at such a lovely venue, there’s a dress code enforced.  Please remember to dress upscale smart and chic!  In Hollywood terms, that means dress up like you are going to a cocktail party and dress to impress…

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There will be FREE WINE from 6-7pm, sponsored by Casa Torelli! So don’t be late..of course there is a full bar as well!  Check-ins will start at 5:30PM and end at 6:45PM.

We’ll even have some cool prizes to give away!  If you are registered as a Triptrotter at, come to our table and ask for a raffle ticket.  You’ll be entered to win sweet prizes worth over thousands of dollars including bottles Casa Torelli Wine, Travel inspired perfume/scents from Parlux Fragrances , and beautiful designer jewelry from Katie Waltman.

There are many other ways to win prices from Skunk juice Earbuds to Citizen of the World T-shirts to Pingo international phone cards!! Don’t forget to bring your smartphone and a happy face 🙂

As of now the list of attendees includes everyone from our Ultimate Triptrotter, Yolanda Clatworthy, to Discovery Channel Travel Show host, Leon Logothetis, travel industry experts, prominent LA entrepreneurs, media representatives, USC and UCLA local students (yes, we all will party together and surely there are more things in common..right?), exchange students, young professionals and list goes on…


See you on August 28!

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