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12th April 2012

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gtrot Recommends: Coachella

If you’re reading this and you are Coachella bound, let us just say that we are very jealous. The first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is quickly approaching and we’re here to give you a few recommendations on what to check out in Indio, California and surrounding areas. (Not that you’ll have much free time!)

Most first weekend festivalgoers are heading to the desert today. This may be your only time to explore the city you’ll be partying in for the weekend. We all know you’ll be worn out by Monday, even if you do have a little free time. Hang out with friends before the big weekend at one of these restaurants: 

1. The Grill On Main 

2. Sam’s Sushi - Treat yourself to a delicious lobster roll!

3. Stuft Pizza

4. Las Casuelas Quinta - Order chips, guac and a huge margarita to get yourself in party mode.

Check out gtrot.com to find more things to do in Indio, Palm Springs and La Quinta during the Coachella Festival! Create your own collections of things you’ve done and things you want to do in any city on gtrot. 

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10th April 2012

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The new gtrot is live!

It’s here guys and gals- a new gtrot focused on making your local experience even better.  The new gtrot helps you discover, organize, and share local favorites, to-dos, and much more in your home city (or travel destination!). It’s something you can use wherever, whenever.

We’ll take you through a short registration flow to get your new profile set up. Then start exploring your city and create collections to showcase favorite food spots, bars you’ve been meaning to try, or concerts you want to see - it’s all on the new gtrot!

For more information on the new gtrot, check out our recent press with Fast Company and TechCrunch.

Tagged: Chicagocitydiscoveryexploregtrotlocalsocialsocial travelstartuptechtechnologytechcrunchfast company

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7th March 2012

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This morning we emailed our users a monthly newsletter to let them know that big changes are coming to gtrot. Tnooz shared our news with their community to let them know that we’re shifting from travel planning to city discovery. 
When we launched the current gtrot.com in November, we thought we built a travel planning product. Turns out we were wrong. Personalized recommendations for restaurants, nightlife, deals, events, and more are great for travel. But nearly half of you started exploring your home city, using this advice to plan your weekend or night out. So this month, we’re relaunching gtrot to give users what you want: a platform for discovering your city, sharing your favorite things, and making plans with friends. Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the relaunch! 

This morning we emailed our users a monthly newsletter to let them know that big changes are coming to gtrot. Tnooz shared our news with their community to let them know that we’re shifting from travel planning to city discovery. 

When we launched the current gtrot.com in November, we thought we built a travel planning product. Turns out we were wrong. Personalized recommendations for restaurants, nightlife, deals, events, and more are great for travel. But nearly half of you started exploring your home city, using this advice to plan your weekend or night out. So this month, we’re relaunching gtrot to give users what you want: a platform for discovering your city, sharing your favorite things, and making plans with friends. Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the relaunch! 

Tagged: Trot Newsnewstnoozpresssocial travelcity discoverylocalexplorediscoverwanderlust

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1st March 2012

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We posted a new Mystery Photo on Facebook! Do you know where this photo was taken? Submit your guesses for your chance to win a gtrot prize pack. We’re giving away one hint a day! 

We posted a new Mystery Photo on Facebook! Do you know where this photo was taken? Submit your guesses for your chance to win a gtrot prize pack. We’re giving away one hint a day! 

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28th February 2012

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Chicago is home to an incredible budding tech scene and a few of the Windy City digital startup and tech folks will be heading to Austin in two weeks for SXSW. Meet Brittany and Zach of gtrot, and our other Chicago friends at the Techweek SXSWi Innovate+Chicago Party!
If you’re traveling to Austin in March, be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite! 
Also, follow @thetechweek for updates and to score a VIP pass.

Chicago is home to an incredible budding tech scene and a few of the Windy City digital startup and tech folks will be heading to Austin in two weeks for SXSW. Meet Brittany and Zach of gtrot, and our other Chicago friends at the Techweek SXSWi Innovate+Chicago Party!

If you’re traveling to Austin in March, be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite

Also, follow @thetechweek for updates and to score a VIP pass.

Tagged: SXSWSXSWiInteractivedigitaltechtechnologygtrotstartuptechweekparty

Source: techweek-innovate-chicago.eventbrite.com

27th February 2012

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Year after year many college students graduate with no idea of what’s next. Chicago native Amber Rae is here to change the lives of 24 of those students. She’s starting her own unconventional school, The Bold Academy, for students who want to change the world, but aren’t sure how to get started. The fearless trailblazer doesn’t feel like higher education is enough, and wants to bring 24 college students and recent grads to Boulder, Colorado for a 4-week “transformative life experience”. The goal of the program is to provide students with real-world experience and a clear strategy on how to follow their dreams and ultimately land their dream job.
She describes the experience as a very fulfilling emotional roller coaster, “There will be moments of fear, deep connections, triumphs, and breakthroughs. We see lifelong bonds being formed in days, and strengthened over weeks. We envision this experience being the catalyst for the rest of their lives.”
For more information on The Bold Academy, visit Amber Rae’s Tumblr! 
This sounds like an awesome way to prepare for the future. What do you think?

Year after year many college students graduate with no idea of what’s next. Chicago native Amber Rae is here to change the lives of 24 of those students. She’s starting her own unconventional school, The Bold Academy, for students who want to change the world, but aren’t sure how to get started. The fearless trailblazer doesn’t feel like higher education is enough, and wants to bring 24 college students and recent grads to Boulder, Colorado for a 4-week “transformative life experience”. The goal of the program is to provide students with real-world experience and a clear strategy on how to follow their dreams and ultimately land their dream job.

She describes the experience as a very fulfilling emotional roller coaster, “There will be moments of fear, deep connections, triumphs, and breakthroughs. We see lifelong bonds being formed in days, and strengthened over weeks. We envision this experience being the catalyst for the rest of their lives.”

For more information on The Bold Academy, visit Amber Rae’s Tumblr

This sounds like an awesome way to prepare for the future. What do you think?

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24th February 2012

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#FriFotos: Coffee from our favorite local New Orleans coffee shop, PJ’s Coffee! 
"The most satisfying cup of coffee you will ever experience."

#FriFotos: Coffee from our favorite local New Orleans coffee shop, PJ’s Coffee! 

"The most satisfying cup of coffee you will ever experience."

Tagged: LouisianaNOLANew OrleansPJs CoffeebrandcitycoffeejavalocalmissionFriFotostravelfoodfoodie

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23rd February 2012

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We posted a new Mystery Photo! The first person to correctly guess where this photo was taken wins a gtrot prize pack! 
Any guesses?

We posted a new Mystery Photo! The first person to correctly guess where this photo was taken wins a gtrot prize pack! 

Any guesses?

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22nd February 2012

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How was everyone’s Mardi Gras? We hope you got a chance to check out our Mardi Gras Tips video if you were celebrating Fat Tuesday in New Orleans.
If you’re interested in knowing more about how Mardi Gras helps the New Orleans economy, read “Mardi Gras Decoded" by our Community Manager Kamaria.

How was everyone’s Mardi Gras? We hope you got a chance to check out our Mardi Gras Tips video if you were celebrating Fat Tuesday in New Orleans.

If you’re interested in knowing more about how Mardi Gras helps the New Orleans economy, read “Mardi Gras Decoded" by our Community Manager Kamaria.

Tagged: Mardi GrasNew OrleansNOLAbeadsparadesking cakeLouisianaFat Tuesday

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16th February 2012

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There’s a new Mystery Photo! Do you know where this photo was taken? Submit your guesses on Facebook to win a gtrot prize pack!

There’s a new Mystery Photo! Do you know where this photo was taken? Submit your guesses on Facebook to win a gtrot prize pack!

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