I’ve never really been a fan of guidebooks. In fact, I’ve probably ever owned one and not just because they’re cumbersome to deal with but for me, it’s the one tangible item you can invest in that has the likelihood to become outdated very quickly.
I know people who rely solely on their guidebooks for what they see and do in a foreign country but what’s the alternative for those who feel uninspired to follow a book and yet still want to be able to discover as much as they can about a place without feeling limited to the long-established touristy places? Well, I came across this amazing website called Trippy. I don’t feel too bad having stumbled upon it now since it’s fairly new but I wish something like this had been around 2 years ago, for when wife and I had been traveling more. Nevertheless, it’s awesome.
The concept is simple: Anyone can ask a travel question. Destination experts (like you) provide amazing answers. So for example, I’ve lived in New York all my life, so I like to think I’m acquainted with basic and some in depth information which first-time or seasoned people visiting the city would like to know prior to their visit, so I would be able to provide them with value in order make their trip even much more memorable. I absolutely love the concept. I’ve already asked several questions myself about 2 places that I hope to visit in 2016: Colombia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
And if the service was legit enough, just take a look at the amazing roster of advisors they have for the company, so I’ve which I absolutely look up to: Anthony Bourdain, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kevin Rose, etc.