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We’re Tumbling!

Monday, September 26th, 2011

gtrot is now on Tumblr! We’ve decided to create a Tumblr blog for the fun stuff like travel inspiration and wanderlust. Don’t worry, we’ll keep posting here too. Tumblr will be for everything we wish we could post, so prepare your dashboards for a destination overload. Are you on Tumblr? Feel free to send us your links! Head over to gtrot’s Tumblr now for your daily dosage of all things travel.

Happy Travels!


Mystery Photo Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

For those of you who follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook, you’ve noticed that every Wednesday we have a Mystery Photo Contest. We post a photo from an interesting place and the first person to correctly guess where the photo was taken wins! The winner gets a special gtrot prize pack! Our prizes in the past have included tons of gtrot stickers, travel guides, travel books, t-shirts and more! Today’s Mystery Photo will come later this afternoon. Be sure to stay tuned each Wednesday for different Mystery Photos from around the world.

Here are a few of our previous Mystery Photos:

“Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@gtrot) to stay up-to-date on all things gtrot. Happy travels!

Travel Tech | #WanderWeekends (#wwkds)

Monday, August 8th, 2011

gtrot is excited to announce a new Twitter initiative, “Wander Weekends”. Wander Weekends will be a weekly event hosted by gtrot every Monday. It will be a recap of what people did for the weekend: where they traveled, what they explored in their city, etc. The travel world is adding Monday to its weekly roster of events. The event is open to everyone and we’re extending an invite to you first. For the first few weeks, there will not be any questions, we simply want you to use the hashtag #wwkds when tweeting about what you did the previous weekend. #wwkds will take place from 2 p.m. EST to 4 p.m. EST. We want you to share your weekends with us and the travel community! If you’d like to be one of the hosts of #wwkds in the future, please email our Community Manager Kamaria at kamaria[at] Now, tell us what you did this past weekend if you can remember! Happy travels!


gtrot at TechWeek!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

We had a great time participating in Techweek COMPETE! gtrot’s co-founders Brittany and Zach chatted with lots of people throughout the day. We gave out gtrot stickers, candy and inflatable globes! We made it to the Top 5, but we didn’t win COMPETE. Congratulations to BabbaCo! Here are a few pictures from the day at the booth:

Zach & Brittany

gtrot stickers!

Who wouldn’t want an inflatable globe?

Our sign/paper airplane game!

Brand New: gtrot Insider’s Guides!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Are you traveling abroad this summer? Well, we hope so because the gtrot Insider’s Guides are now live! For eight of the top summer destinations, we have compiled recommendations from gtrot users with experience in those cities. We’ve got great places to eat, shop, party and explore! If you share your trip to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome or Shanghai on gtrot, we’ll send you a free copy of the guide right to your inbox! If you think we missed some important stops, feel free to let us know on Twitter (@gtrot). These are not your average travel guides. Sourced from young, social travelers, you’ll find off-the-beaten path activities, events and experiences. Happy travels!

Unlock your travel badges!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

You can now unlock travel badges when you share trips on gtrot!
Log in now to see which badges you’ve already uncovered

Are you taking a trip this summer? Have you been to South America? Did you go to Mardi Gras or the World Cup? We’ve got badges for these and many more!

Share your past trips and upcoming plans on gtrot to unlock more badges. You might also unlock a real-world discount or freebee in your destination!