Secret Party in New York City @ The Back Room

Mix a connoisseur of the best treats in Chinatown, a rooftop bar hopper and a foodie from Queens and you get what only a New York Vayable community can serve-up – some great New York insider tips and a lovely meet-up. These were just some of the tour guides that attended the Vayable family meet-up at the Back Room, the Lower East Side speakeasy. Sipping … Continue reading Secret Party in New York City @ The Back Room

Vayable Guides Go Moo

We’re excited to have partnered with our favorite printing service, Moo to bring you premium, beautiful Vayable business cards for free! All you have to do is pay for shipping. Show off your experience in style; give some cards to your favorite hosts, friends, neighborhood joints, and travel minded people to spread the word about your experience  Thanks to our wonderful designer, Beau, we have some … Continue reading Vayable Guides Go Moo

Work With Us!

Recently our little team finished Y Combinator and raised more money than we can fit under our beds. Long story short, we’re hiring for positions in our beautiful, charming San Francisco office. We believe in empowering people to make a living doing what they love and creating a world where having a passion in something is your source of financial stability. Technology should make our lives … Continue reading Work With Us!

On Authenticity

Whenever people ask us why they should take Vayable tours, we always talk about the idea of authenticity. Wikipedia defines authenticity as “the truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, devotion, and intentions.” In the modern world “authenticity” can mean almost anything. It can mean identifying with “alternative” lifestyles and tastes; it can mean being effortlessly cool; it can mean being all natural without artificial flavors … Continue reading On Authenticity

Guide Story: How I Started a Non-profit to Benefit Local Communities in Panama

We recently got to know Joe, who runs Operation Safe Drinking Water down in Bocas de Toro of Panama! When most people think about Bocas de Toro, they think of white sand beaches, lush rain forests, and beautiful reefs. There are also indigenous villages scattered around the swamplands, many of which don’t have access to safe drinking water. We started Vayable to make it easy for tourists to … Continue reading Guide Story: How I Started a Non-profit to Benefit Local Communities in Panama

How to Quit Your Job and Become a Digital Nomad

by Spencer Spellman, one of our favorite travel bloggers and soon-to-be travel guide! I’m a digital nomad, self-employed, freelancer, workshifter, or whatever the latest buzz term is.  That means I can work anywhere; well almost anywhere, at least somewhere that has a decent Internet connection 90% of the day. I do a little bit of everything, with most of my work taking place and existing … Continue reading How to Quit Your Job and Become a Digital Nomad

London’s Top Street Food Markets

by Matthew Lee, our street food and all-things-hipster specialist in London. London once had a lousy reputation for food, but then something changed. Perhaps it’s due to TV chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver bringing fine dining to our living rooms. Or maybe living in a city where over 300 languages are spoken has helped our conservative English palates discover there’s more to … Continue reading London’s Top Street Food Markets

Have a Gay ‘ol Time at Pride!

San Francisco’s Pride celebration is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation, reflective of the open and loving culture of the Bay Area as a whole. This year’s theme is global equality with a focus on social, political, and educational advocacy for LGBT people around the world. We’re celebrating Pride here in San Francisco, and we hope you have a gay ‘ol time no matter … Continue reading Have a Gay ‘ol Time at Pride!

Walk Like An Egyptian

by Doug, a camel farmer based in Texas and Egypt. He offers 10+ day all-inclusive trips in Egypt, where you can live the local way of life and also explore the beautiful country. Wasta is Arabic for “connections,” and I like to think travelers on my experience have wasta the minute they sit and eat with the Egyptian families on my guided tours of Egypt and Sinai. … Continue reading Walk Like An Egyptian

Spotlight on the World’s Best Oyster Bars

by Julie Q, oyster aficionado and Vayable guide. Check out her oyster blog at A couple of years ago I had the very good fortune of traveling around the world for business. When the working day was done, I’d set out on my own to find the best oyster or seafood joints that I could find. Sure enough, I came across a handful that are worth … Continue reading Spotlight on the World’s Best Oyster Bars