Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe + More Named Trippy Advisors
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:46:56
Need trip advice? Okay, we got you. So do the likes of Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe and Trippy.
Trippy (Trippy.com), a social travel website and mobile app designed to inspire and plan travel, today announced its advisory board members which include: Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe, Anthony Bourdain, Kevin Rose, Tim Ferriss, Randi Zuckerberg, Andrew Zimmern, Gary Vaynerchuk, Chase Jarvis, Soleil Moon Frye, Soraya Darabi, Johnny Jet, Veronica Belmont, Kim Mance, Brett Snyder, Gary Arndt, Peter Shankman and Boo ("The World's Cutest Dog"). This diverse group of influencers and passionate travelers each offer a unique lifestyle perspective when it comes to travel – for everyone from the foodie and fashionista to the pet lover or techie. In their role as advisors, they will use Trippy to share their travel experiences and inspire other travelers.
As people visit Trippy, they'll also get an early preview of the site's next evolution, referred to internally as "Project Delightful." This sneak peak provides a look at Trippy's new visual-browsing experience, which is focused on the serendipitous discovery of travel ideas through photos. The experience allows people to view pages of travel photos, click on the places they want to go and have been to, and add travel ideas to visual inspiration boards. Custom boards can even be made for any category, from 'Feeling Beachy' and 'Weekend Getaways' to 'Just Eat It' and 'Get Cultured.'
"With visual browsing, we're really taking people all the way from dreaming to doing now, and we are so honored to have such an esteemed group of advisors leading the way to inspire great travel," said J.R. Johnson, founder and CEO of Trippy.com. "As a new site, we're able to be fast and focused as we take in how people respond to Trippy. It's in that spirit of innovation that we're giving an open look to the public of where we're headed with Project Delightful."
Each travel photo is geo-tagged, which helps people remember the locations of all the places they're inspired to visit and also allows them to see their collection of photo ideas plotted on a map. When travelers are ready to turn their ideas into a real trip, Trippy taps into their social network to show friends who know about the places they're interested in. This makes it easy to get personally-relevant ideas, creating a full-circle travel-planning experience.
Do you use Trippy? Will you?