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!
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.
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 Wimdu.com.
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!
After flying across three continents, two oceans, and exploring much of Eastern Europe in just a month, it seemed fitting that my Ultimate Triptrotting Adventure end where it started just a few short months before: in LA. City of angels, of beaches, of aspiring actors and actresses from around the globe. Far more relevant to my time there, however, was LA as base for the Triptrotting office! This is where it had all began, the idea for the contest, the launch, the votes, the decision to send me abroad as am ambassador-of-sorts for the company. Here is where the founders live, work, and lay the foundations for travelers around the world to connect and to gain the ‘local’ experience. How truly symbolic that my ‘local’ experience in LA happened to be with the very people who inspired it all!
And boy did they hook me up! From staying in a typical LA apartment, complete with pool and access to shopping and celebrities at the nearby Grove, to invites to excusive guest-listed clubs and afterparties, to wine-tasting of some fabulous California wine, to night time drives up the hills to see LA spread out below, and beyond. I’m talking Michael Jackson tributes, the grand opening of an ice-cream parlour, Mexican restaurant hopping, Korean BBqs, lounging on Santa Monica Beach, partying with some of LA’s finest at the exclusive birthday party of a well-known event planner, and a day spent at Walt Disney studios (normally off limits to members of the public). Not to mention tours of the Triptrotting office, where so much magic happens! Photo shoots with the team, time spent giving interviews in the studio, the chance to see an album being recorded by an up-and-coming Seattle hip-hop duo Striking Back. Oh, and in case you’re not convinced that my time in LA was suitably awesome, Triptrotting also invited me to the very first TRIPup event in LA. There, I had the chance to meet up with other locals and travelers at the beautiful W Hotel in Hollywood. All-in-all, not a bad introduction to the city of LA!
You don’t wanna hear it from me though, check out video evidence on Triptrotting TV instead!
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…
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 www.triptrotting.com, 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.
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!