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Tripiamo is a first of its kind service that allows travelers to get around like a local wherever they are in the world. Tripiamo provides the fastest, most engaging and informative way for Americans to learn how to get around by providing online guides that give fundamental knowledge needed to use any mode of transit in another country: whether by car, motorbike, bicycle, public transit or on foot.

Tripiamo provides the fastest, most engaging and informative way for Americans to learn how to safely and confidently get around by providing online guides that give you the fundamental knowledge you need to use any mode of transit in another country: whether by car, motorbike, bicycle, public transit or on foot. Tripiamo guide materials include: 

  • 360 Degree Tours - an opportunity to actually experience a destination’s road environment as if you’re in another country before arriving. Using actual 360° footage filmed at each destination, you’ll be able to watch an instructor led course as if you’re the driver, cyclist or pedestrian, getting yourself mentally familiar with local road environments and how to react in certain situations.
  • Expert Tutorial Videos - expertly designed tutorials provide you illustrated micro-videos on all things you need to know to drive motorbike, cycle, take transit or get around on foot safely & securely,. Presented in a fun and engaging video format, this series will cover many valuable topics to be aware of as an American in the country of your choice.
  • On-The-Go Materials - resources that may be beneficial for you and your loved ones during your journey. Including, but not limited to:
    – Handy Getting Around Guides 
    – Our favorite and easy to navigate maps for tourists 

Experience what it’s like to get around on your own in another country before you arrive so you can keep your trip for adventuring, not stressing. 

Tripiamo guide materials will go into detail across the following areas:
  • Road, Pedestrian & Public Transit Essentials
  • How to Avoid Fees, Fines, Scams and Unnecessary Expenses
  • How to Handle Emergencies and Local Authorities
  • Local Transportation Etiquette

 

Although exact topics differ based on country, please visit our What You’ll Get page for more detail.

 
  1. Go to our Guides page to sign up. You will be asked to select which guide is relevant to you, by choosing your country and modes of transit. Purchase and access your guides.
  2. You’ll then have access to your Tripiamo guide(s) via your own online portal, available to go through at your own pace. 

There are three guides available per country:

  • motorbike & car transport – $24.99
  • public transit, cycling & getting around on foot - $24.99
  • all modes of transit - $29.99
  • each additional guide after your first is $5.00

Please visit our Guides page to learn more about pricing for purchases as an individual. 

We might be a bit biased, but we think so.

 

According to the Centers for Disease and Control Road, road related incidents (regardless of transit mode – car, walking, bicycle, motorbike) are the leading cause of non-natural death for healthy U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad. They are also a leading cause of death in the United States for people aged 1–54. According to the World Health Organization, the rate of road-related accidents continues to grow amongst foreign visitors.

 

Knowing this, we find it odd that Americans, for example, can freely drive in 174 countries around the world without any need for understanding local road environments. Today, all that’s necessary to drive abroad is a filled-out $20 application. Similarly, we find it odd that there’s no comprehensive understanding on how to effectively and safely get around by foot, bicycle or with public transit in any country where foreigners are at risk.

 

Taking only a few minutes and a few dollars to learn the road conditions before travelling can teach you something, even a thing or two, that might help you avoid risk and even reduce large and unnecessary expenses (medical, vehicle damage, and driving tickets).

 

As the phrase goes, not investing in prior education is penny wise, pound foolish. We believe Tripiamo is an investment that’s well worthwhile.

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out our customer reviews at the bottom of our home page.

Costs for road accidents can vary but are generally bucketed into three categories: Medical, Property Damage and Traffic Violations. While private insurers pay about half of all accident costs, individual crash victims still pay 26%.

 

Medical – The average costs for:

  • A slight injury crash: $1,036 in the EU, $7,500 in the USA
  • A serious injury crash: $10,229 in the EU, $61,600 in the USA
  • Crashes with fatalities:$9,904 in the EU, $1,130,000 in the USA

 

Property Damage – Generally speaking 72% of crashes result in property damage, which equate to the below average costs:

  • A slight injury crash:$4,323 in the EU, $11,900 in USA
  • A serious injury crash:$10,498, in the EU, $21,000 in the USA
  • Crashes with fatalities:$10,805 in the EU, $65,000 in the USA

 

Traffic Violations:
In certain markets foreigners are expected to be three times more likely to receive a fine for traffic offenses. Although every country has a different set of rules around speed limits, drunk driving, jaywalking, using a cell-phone, not wearing a seatbelt or a helmet and other traffic violations, tickets can vary in a range of fine amounts from just $35 to $750 per ticket across Europe. Receiving a ticket, in some instances, can even revoke driving permits in the future.

 

*The above mentioned costs are examples quoted from various studies and sources. Tripiamo is not liable for any of the above mentioned data in the case you are involved in an accident or receive a fine.

During the enrollment process you will be asked to choose which guide you’d like. There are three guides available per country:

  • motorbike & car transport
  • public transit, cycling & getting around on foot
  • all modes of transit

All of our guides are available on all devices and can be used either before you get to your destination, during your travels or even once you arrive.

Generally speaking, most people purchase a Tripiamo guide after they book an international trip but before they arrive at their destination (1-12 months beforehand). Guides are available for one year from the purchase date, so you can use Tripiamo’s materials before, during and even after your trip. Most will use before getting to their destination as practice ahead of time.

Using the link below you can select to purchase Tripiamo as a Gift for someone. Once you purchase and provide the recipient’s email address, they will receive a link to login and access their Tripiamo guide at their leisure for a period of twelve months. You also have the option of sending the gift on a specified date along with a personalized note.

Currently each individual user needs to sign up independently. There are no special options for groups.

Although we believe otherwise, if you are not satisfied, please use the contact us link to request a refund (up to 30 days after purchase). Please include your receipt number in your message.

Yes! If you’re interested in becoming a referral organization for Tripiamo guides please check out our affiliates page for more detail.




You will have 365 days access to the materials from the date of purchase. During this time you will be able to access Tripiamo guides as many times as you’d like.

Once purchasing a Tripiamo package you’ll receive an email with a username/password. Once logged-in you’ll have a dashboard where you can access all Tripiamo guides available to you.

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