Our Story

We live by an ethos:
Good people + incredible destinations + awesome activities = Life-changing trips.

How it works

Who you travel with matters. That’s why we’re here to make sure your trip is full of folks who are riding the same wave when it comes to vacation. To help us find the right trip for you, simply:

  • Become a member
  • Fill out your profile
  • Start searching for trips!

We’ll use your profile to match you with like-minded travelers and suggest trips based on people like you who are either going on or who have craved a trip.


The Team


Dave Aidekman

Founder of the Trip Tribe

Dave Aidekman is an experience junkie who vacations either with ski boots or barefoot. His best experiences include skydiving in New Zealand, scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, skiing America’s top resorts, landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier, leading yacht trips in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, and swimming at the base of the world’s tallest waterfall in the Amazon rainforest. Before The Trip Tribe, he was a partner in two previous travel businesses, was a White House and State Department national security official, and business strategist.

Super Power An infinite appetite for chocolate.

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Jared Hutchinson

Director, Travel Sales

With a background in international development. Jared has found himself traveling and working all over the world - Bolivia, Nicaragua, Serbia, and Kenya to name a few. He often finds himself "off the beaten path," probably due to his terrible sense of direction, but he'll claim he just loves uncovering unknown places. He's currently eyeing up a trip to Colombia in hopes to become a famous cumbia musician and hopefully makes his way to Cuba and Myanmar before they change too much.

Favorite Trip Nothing will ever top La Feria in Sevilla - dancing la sevillana until the sun comes up.

Super Power To master every instrument, voice, and dance for all styles of music.

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Marc Bowers

Director, Travel Sales

"Marc Bowers" (obviously a pseudonym) developed his love of travel during his years as a global fugitive. In that time, Marc managed to mastermind the overthrow of four small governments across Latin America, Africa, and Southeastern Asia. He counts as his proudest accomplishment the moment in 2013 when he held three places on Interpol's Ten Most Wanted list under three different aliases.

Favorite Trip Flying nap-of-earth over Victoria Falls in a vintage C-47 ferrying arms to one of his client armies.

Super Power Invisibility to security cameras.

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Meg Aidekman

PR & Social Strategy

Meg Aidekman is an accomplished traveler, skier, and sailor with experience living in Europe and around the U.S. She is a marketing, public relations, communications, event execution, social media, and design professional.

Super Power Getting reservations at the best restaurant in any city in the world.

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Genevieve Shapiro

Customer Support

Liz Dyrenforth

Supplier Relations