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About TripScout

TripScout helps you discover the world like never before. We curate the best recommendations from local experts and provide trip-planning tools to personalize your travel experience.

Our app provides insider tips that you won’t find in guidebooks. We teach you about a place’s culture, and ensure you uncover all of a city’s hidden gems – from a grandma running a restaurant out of her house, to a hidden speakeasy bar, to street art that helped inspire a revolution.

Experience where chefs eat, where bartenders drink, and where baristas meet for coffee. Learn about a city’s iconic sites, wander around the coolest neighborhoods, and find vantage points only photographers know about.

There are fascinating stories all around us. We just have to know where to look.

We have mobile travel guides in over 100 cities! Check out some of our press here.

Click here to download the app for iPhone or Android.

Comments from the Road

“Our new favorite walking tour app”

“Help travelers explore the local side of the city”

“Finally, a travel app that’s purposefully, blissfully simple”

Top Travel Startups TripScout

“Makes life abroad more convenient”

“Makes travel easier but just as exciting”

Our Founders

Konrad Waliszewski
Konrad WaliszewskiCEO, co-founder

Konrad Waliszewski has visited approximately 100 countries and Forbes has called him a “modern day Marco Polo.” Prior to TripScout, he was the COO of Speek, which raised $6m in venture capital and was acquired by Jive. He was also a consultant for private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies, and worked as an investment banker focused on tech M&A and venture captial at GCA Savvian in San Francisco. A longtime digital nomad, Konrad also maintains the Go Konrad travel blog. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at @gokonrad.

Andy Acs
Andy AcsCPO, co-founder

Andy Acs is a world traveler and product wizard. Prior to TripScout, he was a product manager at Wedding Wire, where he focused on local search and vendor discovery in the wedding industry. Andy was also a product manger at Treater, a venture-backed startup in the mobile gifting space. Andy also served as a business analyst at Living Social. Andy teaches product classes for General Assembly’s enterprise clients and international campuses. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at @malcolmacs.

Annie Erling Gofus
Annie Erling GofusHead of Content

Annie Erling Gofus is a writer based in Washington, DC. Originally from North Dakota, Annie studied history and started her career at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. In 2014, Annie was awarded a Fulbright Grant in the Slovak Republic where she taught American Studies and studied Communism’s effects on spirituality. Since returning, Annie has been creating wanderlust-inducing content for TripScout. Annie is passionate about travel and training her extremely stubborn rescue mutt to be a therapeutic visitation dog. You can follow Annie on Instagram at @AnnieErGo.

Richard Hessler
Richard HesslerHead of Engineering

Richard Hessler is a full-stack software engineer that is passionate about using technology to help people experience the world better. Prior to TripScout, he worked on various engineering projects while traveling the world full-time for a year on Remote Year. A civil engineer turned software engineer, Richard has held senior engineering roles for two venture-backed companies, Upcounsel and WeddingWire. You can follow his adventures on Instagram at @rhessler.