Tripmates unveils social travel network

Tripmates is launching its beta website.

Los Angeles’ hottest under 30 power couple, entertainment lawyer Sam Rogoway and publicist Emily Dahlberg, are the creative masterminds behind Tripmates. Frequent travelers, Rogoway and Dahlberg often found that travel guides led them to empty restaurants, glorified roach motels and run-down night clubs. Rogoway and Dahlberg felt the need to create an up-to-date, candid and interactive travel community aimed at young and hip travelers who want to be “in the know before they go.” Leaving their secure jobs behind, Rogoway and Dahlberg, along with the help of investors, were able to bring their vision to life.

Tripmates is an interactive travel community that connects members before they depart and keeps travelers in touch while they’re away. Tripmates allows globe-trekkers to meet locals or people traveling to their destination, find a “trip buddy” so they don’t have to travel alone, discover current and unbiased travel info from member-generated reviews and discussions, ask a “trip guru” for insider travel tips, and share travel blogs and photos.

Tripmates is ideal for world travelers and weekend vacationers alike, and perfect for students, singles, and couples seeking to explore-whether on a road trip, a semester abroad, or a tropical vacation. Plus, Tripmates offers Tripvite, an exciting group travel feature that takes the guess work out of group trips and ensures no one is waiting at the wrong gate.

“We are thrilled to launch the world’s first truly interactive travel community website to connect people worldwide and eliminate the term tourist,” said CEO and founder Sam Rogoway. “Our social network takes online travel to the next level. Not only are we revolutionizing the way people obtain and share travel information, but we are creating a phenomenon of trip buddies and travel dating.”