I chose to go through RockingTrip for my trip to Bali, because I didn't want to discover this island only from a tourist point of view. I wanted to discover the people, their way of life and their beliefs. RockingTrip allowed me to discover places with few tourists and yet full of meaning. Leaving with people to meet on the spot to exchange without necessarily a commercial goal was a real plus, because I was able to attend important moments in the life of the Balinese without being the tourist passing through, but rather the guest of the family that we receive. The roadbook created by three different editors was an opportunity to approach Bali from three different angles, it was wonderful.
Passionate about paragliding, I had a dream: to paraglide in the best conditions in Death Valley in the USA. Not knowing anyone there despite my network of friends I had resigned myself to not thinking about it. And then I discovered RockingTrip and its network all over the world. I launched my request without really believing in it and I was surprised to receive several proposals of Roadbook on this subject. Once I had chosen the two most relevant writers for the two areas I wanted to go to, I could benefit from their network on the spot to make my dream come true in the best conditions. I didn't need to book my accommodation or my plane tickets, but to make my dream come true with passionate people was just magic, thank you RockingTrip.
Last year I wanted to do a family trip that was out of the ordinary, but I didn't have time to search all the travel forums for the best ideas. I knew which country I wanted to go to: Kenya, but I didn't have any contacts there which was a hindrance to going on such a big trip. I used RockingTrip to find the best ideas, talked to the three travel writers to get the best advice for my trip, booked the tickets and hotels and we left as a family for 3 weeks. Each week was wonderful, as I was able to fulfil my children's and my husband's dreams, without the help of RockingTrip we would have had at best a package tour, but here everything was tailor-made.
I am used to travelling without constraints by booking my own plane tickets and choosing my accommodation or restaurants at the last minute. I am used to booking my own plane tickets and choosing my accommodation and restaurants at the last minute. I am used to this type of travel and yet I was pleasantly surprised with RockingTrip, because the advice I received was a perfect complement to what I am used to doing. Having real human contacts on site who are not there just to make money, but really as friends of friends, is a real plus and great memories.
I discovered RockingTrip through a friend who had loved her trip and in particular the encounters she had made. I decided to give it a try, I found the site very easy to use, I was able to express everything I was looking for and I chose quite quickly the 4 editors of the 4 areas I wanted to discover. Once on site I had a great pleasure to meet the contacts provided by the editors, apart from the fabulous landscapes of Patagonia, the human encounters are the most beautiful memories of my trip.a
I had wanted to go and discover Iceland's volcanoes with a real volcanologist for a very long time, but unfortunately it was impossible to find this person through my network and my shyness has always been a block to realise this dream. I also looked at organised trips, but I don't like this kind of travel where everything is fixed on a minute-by-minute schedule. RockingTrip was the solution, I was able to describe precisely what I wanted from my trip, take the time to select the most relevant editors, exchange with them and finally go on an adventure with my son. The trip was as intimate as it was powerful and the meeting with the editors' contacts unforgettable.
RockingTrip is the meeting of travel enthusiasts around a common goal: the sharing of truly tailor-made travel advice for your next holiday.
Here is what we propose in 4 steps:
RockingTrip is the possibility to describe your trip as you wish, to submit it to our community of roadbookers (travel guides) composed of people who know perfectly well the places where you want to go, and to ask them for their best advice, their best plans, and their contacts. All this in a secure, private and paid way for the roadbooker. You will then have the possibility to exchange via our messaging system with the roadbookers to refine your desires and to have the advice that perfectly matches your expectations for your trip.
On RockingTrip you will only get advice, we do not offer you anything else, no purchase of plane or train tickets, no booking of accommodation ... just the best advice with suggestions of accommodation, places, activities ... that you can do throughout your trip.
RockingTrip is for independent travellers who want to build their trip with the best advice, but who want to remain free to choose their accommodation, transport and itinerary.
When you want to go on a trip, for your holidays, you can:
RockingTrip is the assurance and security of having real personalized advice, just for you and perfectly matching your trip, the country, the places and the activities you want to do.
It's also the possibility to benefit from a premium concierge service throughout your trip (premium option).
On RockingTrip, you will not be able to buy plane or train tickets, book your hotel, buy a boat ticket, or rent a car. Each guide will be able to give you the advice they think is best for you. You will have total freedom on the reservations you wish to make, whether it is months in advance or at the last minute once you are there.
For us, a successful trip is the combination of the beauty of the places and activities, but also of the people we meet. To make your trip unforgettable, we encourage our roadbookers to suggest one or more contacts they know on the spot, whether they are professionals or simple individuals whom they trust to exchange with you if you wish.
Because even with a great network, it is not always possible to have the right contact on the spot to be able to do a particular activity or discover a place. Not everyone has friends who travel the world every year and go to the countries or destinations of your dreams.
With RockingTrip you will have the right contacts to make sure you don't miss out on your dream trip.
We have a large number of roadbookers who speak several languages and cover most countries. Our website is in 3 languages, but your roadbook can be written in many more. RockingTrip will be your personal guide throughout your trip, whether it is to a specific location or throughout a roadtrip.
From the moment you set off, whether by boat, plane, car or other means of transport, our guides will give you the right advice so that you can enjoy the roadtrip of your dreams, whether it's a sporting trip, a romantic trip, a family trip, a trip with friends or a solo trip. Each guide will be able to give you advice for your trip that is closest to your initial brief.
That's why we have made sure to recruit guides from all over the world, not only in Europe, India or Peru, but in every country in the world. They speak many languages, certainly yours, and while the RockingTrip interface is in 3 languages, the travel guides can be written in many other languages, just put your preferences in the departure brief.
As our vision is one of sharing, you set the price of the roadbooker's travel tips. Remember that their advice is written specifically for you, not just copied and pasted from one person to another. We have set a floor of 30 euros, for a pyant roadbook, but you are free to offer more for better quality advice and especially to attract our best roadbookers who are free to accept or not to share their best plans with you.
We also wanted to give the possibility to guides to offer their advice, thus keeping the notion of sharing. You will have the possibility to ask for free advice, however, you will not have any support from us and you take the risk of not having any roadbookers (travel guides) willing to share their travel tips on certain countries or places for free. But it was important for us to keep this possibility of free sharing as travel enthusiasts.
Once the writing is done, you will receive your roadbook as a PDF, so you can put it on your mobile or print it out if you prefer to have it in paper form. All travellers using RockingTrip's services should be able to be as independent as possible if they wish.
If you opt for a premium roadbook, you will have a 24/7 concierge service to help you during your trip. You will be able to ask him all the questions you want about your tailor-made trip, and thus complete your roadbook.