Triptrotting Looks To Connect Travelers, Locals

Pasadena-based Triptrotting, a new startup funded by Idealab, is launching its service today, to help match travelers to like-minded local hosts. Triptrotting uses an algorithm to match travelers and locals, to help them on their trips. The firm said the algorithm was developed with the help and expertise of former eHarmony Chief Scientist Galen Buckwalter. Triptrotting's founders are Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng. Troptrotting said it matches travelers and local hosts based on personality, professional interests, and more, so that they can have a far less "touristy" travel experience.