Hi, I’m Mitch.

I’m the CEO of TripSchool, a company that offers training programs in the travel industry. I’ve also written guidebooks, and organize specialty trips for groups around the world. I also speak at companies and conferences on a variety of travel-related topics. Below you’ll find descriptions of what I get up to.


I’ve written four city guidebooks, available through TripSchool Press. They’re geared towards helping tour guides (and anyone in the travel industry) get up to speed quickly on learning only the most interesting stories, trivia and fun facts that groups want to hear.

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I speak at travel conferences, company events, and professional organizations. Topics include crafting narratives when communicating to groups, creating exceptional experiences for group travel, and engaging effectively with students.

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I’m the co-founder of TripSchool, a company focused on training new tour directors and guides. We offer on-site courses in Canada and the U.S. to help new guides get up to speed on their destinations and guiding skills quickly.

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Tour Operator & Leader

For 17 years I’ve created special experiences & private walking tours around the world. I’m based in New York City, but specialize in creating and leading itineraries across the U.S. and Western Europe.

Other Passions

My side-passions include photography and composing classical music. My photos have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Time, The New Yorker, and LA Times, amongst others. My music has been performed for ensembles around the world. Most recently I premiered my second opera, Les Trois Mousquetaires, at the 2017 Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice.

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(photo by Lois Frazer)


Mitch Bach has been an opera composer, philosophy teacher, and magazine photographer, but the central activity his life has revolved around is travel. After graduating high school he left home with a backpack and no plan, and moved to New Zealand simply because it was the farthest place he could go. 75 countries later he ended up with degrees from the Sorbonne University in Paris in history, philosophy, and music, but his summers were spent organizing and leading groups around Europe and the rest of the world. He started his own tour company and now lives in Manhattan, where he guides locally and internationally, and trains new tour guides and directors. He runs TripSchool, which leads destination trainings in the US and Canada, and  publishes commentary guides for several east coast cities, and opportunities for joining a network of experienced tourism professionals who offer mentorship and practical destination help. When he’s not racing around the world, Mitch composes classical music (he just premiered his second opera) and takes photos for leading publications.

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