We take a ton of pride in the courses we offer. We want them to be full of fantastic experiences, tailored specifically to what tour directors & guides need to learn, while also giving you a leg up on the competition by learning what it’s taken us two decades to learn.

But you shouldn’t just take our word for it. Below is a collection of unsolicited praise from our family of graduates. No student has received any nudging or incentive to share their experiences. Scroll through, and please let us know if you ever want to speak directly to one of our graduates about their experience.

“I want to send a huge thank you to Mitch and Alan for your wisdom and support. TripSchool is the best decision I’ve ever made (and you can make if you are trying to get into the travel industry). The information received left me excited, some left me scared, some made me cry, but we always had laughs. You guys are beyond amazing!”

I cannot overstate my endorsement of TripSchool! Worth every financial & physical step… priceless! Fellow TDs: contact me with any questions, I would love to share about my experience with you. I encourage everyone to consider TripSchool whenever you have the opportunity! Long live Mitch and Alan!

MAJOR SHOUT OUT to both Alan Armijo and Mitch Bach for an unbelievable last 9 days in Washington DC, NYC, and Boston!!! What is Tripschool like? AMAZING. What do I love about it? EVERYTHING. Here’s the short version: do yourself a favor and SIGN UP RIGHT NOW!!!
TripSchool is intensive destination training by two of the most talented tour directors in this industry… a dynamic duo that exemplifies what it means to have a unique style and still be successful… the perfect pair to learn from in action regardless of how many years you’ve been in the industry… the two that will help you understand what it means to tour direct beyond just giving facts… the two that will show you what it means to tell stories that people will remember long after they go home… the two that will connect you to invaluable contacts and resources… and the two that will walk your feet off until they don’t go anymore but make you laugh as you learn all along the way.
The experience is invaluable beyond what can be put into writing and the colleagues that you meet throughout training will become a part of your network and your friend group, but more importantly, YOU will become a part of the TripSchool family.
Words cannot express my gratitude to them and all of my fellow TripSchoolers for reminding me what a weirdly amazing and perfect industry this is for us.
If you have any doubt about just how useful and informative Megatraining has been, let me reinforce my total unabashed endorsement by telling you that while we were on the road in NYC, I signed up for the next TripSchool destination training that was available!
Mitch & Alan, I don’t know how you two do it, but you both never cease to amaze and inspire us all. Thank you for being your uniquely perfect and awesome selves.

Dear Mitch and Alan,

Thank you so very much for pouring out your wisdom, passion and instructing me on the numerous options to lead tours in the large East Coast cities.

I learned so very much. There is no question I have a heightened sense of confidence in bringing groups to the area. Also I feel empowered to color outside the lines. I love that you two each bring different perspectives and preferences to the training. It helps give me permission to bring my own specific interests to tour and make it my own.

It is my sincerest hope that you each prosper and fulfill your hopes and dreams. You are a dynamic duo and a treasure to us neophytes. Also you are both very sweet and kind. It makes a huge difference. A tour without caring leaders isn’t the same.

9 days, 221,653 steps, 80.75 miles, and 3 cities later, we are heading home after a truly successful run with TripSchool’s Mega East Coast Training!

For any of my tour director friends looking to better themselves and their destination knowledge, I cannot think of anybody better than Mitch Bach and Alan Armijo to show you how to master your craft!

Thank you both for making my trip to NYC a successful one. The program was great (and have been kicking myself that I didn’t do the mega tour), I learned a lot, and the biggest thing was my confidence in getting around NYC went up exponentially! THANK YOU for such a great opportunity. I think what you both are doing is wonderful and fulfilling a much needed niche with continuing education and destination knowledge.

Great learning, lots of laughing, and wonderful group of leaders and motivated colleagues. Invaluable and memorable! Thank you so very much! Networking with fellow colleagues was also terrific.

Thank you Mitch Bach and Alan Armijo for an unforgettable experience on your MegaTraining!!!! Y’all are at the top of your game and offer us so much more than the basic where to go and how to get there!!! Your passion and enthusiasm for the industry is unsurpassable, and your energy is infectious!! Thank you for sharing all your secrets and not keeping them to yourselves. I am so grateful and privileged to be a part of such a wonderful community.

Loving spending time with TripSchool. 12 miles bashed out on foot around DC yesterday, and my brain is about to explode but such a great way to quickly gain insider knowledge of daunting American cities made all the better by sharing the learning experience with other TDs. Thanks to Alan and Mitch for the enthusiasm and amusement!

Mitch! I just finished my first tour and my group leader and students had such a great time! I used so much of what you and Alan taught me and I really felt it gave the tour strength and stability, and really put the finishing touches on what would have otherwise been a very basic mediocre tour. Thank you for being such awesome teachers!

It’s been an amazing Mega journey! 173,475 steps walked over 77.48 miles and 114 floors climbed, 2.5 hours of sleep in total, 1,563 cups of coffee sipped, 1 amazing Mitch and 1 fantastic Alan and – voila! – the first Mega TripSchool is successfully concluded!

It’s been beyond mind-blowing! I can’t give you two enough praise, accolades or appreciation!