A Living Museum in Caballito, Buenos Aires

by Elisa Diodato, Vayable guide shares one of her favorite places to take travelers to in Caballito, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, that is richly woven with the stories of its community. If you wish to make a trip back in time, I know a special place in the ancient neighborhood of Caballito. What makes this place so special? It is home to an incredible … Continue reading A Living Museum in Caballito, Buenos Aires

Most Romantic Moments on Vayable

One of our favorite things about traveling is taking in the sights, sounds, and feel of a completely new place. The promise of surprises around every street corner re-creates the excitement of that feeling of first falling in love with someone. Since Valentine’s day is just around the corner, we want to celebrate the most romantic moments in Vayable history! A Vayable Proposal At the … Continue reading Most Romantic Moments on Vayable

Going Green in the City

by Adriani León, ex-Vayable Intern The Bay Area has a long history of progressive green movements, from foraging to school gardens, underground food markets and guerrilla grafting, these activities are supported by people found in community gardens, street food fairs, and thriving farmer’s markets.  We are also one of a few cities pioneering a composting program. In 2009, the city of San Francisco passed the Zero Waste … Continue reading Going Green in the City

How to Immerse Yourself in New Cultures

Randy is a software developer who decided to pack up his life and move to Thailand after running a business for 10 years out in Los Angeles. In the beginning, he was a complete novice to Thai culture but over the past years, he’s learn to cook, talk, and walk like he’s Thai! Isn’t that just the dream?? by Randy, Vayable traveler and software developer … Continue reading How to Immerse Yourself in New Cultures

From Inside a Government Occupied Favela in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is more than just beaches, warm weather, expansive views, and beautiful people. One of our new guides, Stewart Alsop III, has an amazing story to share that shows the side of Rio that many people live their everyday lives in but travelers don’t necessarily get to see. He is currently starting an adventure paintball company and living in a favela that will … Continue reading From Inside a Government Occupied Favela in Rio

On Being Inspired by the World Around You

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard We’re inspired by the places we explore and the people that we meet there, and our guides feel the same way! Hannah, who organizes a Sunday Drawing by the Beach activity on Vayable shares her story about traveling to … Continue reading On Being Inspired by the World Around You

Castro Cultural Bar Crawl in San Francisco

Beneath the fabulous dance music, clever puns, and rose colored drinks is a district full of history. Stories from the past are told through the establishments that are still standing and the culture that exists today. Twin Peaks, on the corner of Castro and Market, was the first gay bar in the nation with large glass windows on all sides, symbolizing a sense of transparency … Continue reading Castro Cultural Bar Crawl in San Francisco

After Dark, New Worlds. Jeffrey Orlick in the WSJ!

Our dear friend, Vayable Ambassador to New York City, and guide, Jeffrey Orlick‘s Queens Midnight Street Crawl was featured in the Wall Street Journal today! Love it! The night began on a wary note: A bouncer relentlessly tried to kick an inebriated man out of a Mexican restaurant. The group of eight cautiously eyed the man, patiently waiting for their al pastor tacos as two … Continue reading After Dark, New Worlds. Jeffrey Orlick in the WSJ!

Spotlight on Russell, Vayable’s SF Street Art Guide!

  We met up with our guide, Russell, for lunch and he took us to CELLspace, an organization that provides affordable work space for artists. He showed us the mural he’s working on and talked about some of the other artists that got their start at the space! He uses the money that he earns from giving street art tours on Vayable to maintain and … Continue reading Spotlight on Russell, Vayable’s SF Street Art Guide!

Guide of the Week: Paris Symphonic Orchestra with Kevin

Kevin is a new member of the Vayable community and offers a symphonic orchestra experience on Vayable in Paris. He’s a web entrepreneur working on Backpackmojo, a wanderluster (obviously), Vayable fan, and classical music lover! We sat down with him to talk about all things travel, tech, and Paris! Why do you want to be a Vayable guide? It’s really about meeting people. It’s very hard sometimes … Continue reading Guide of the Week: Paris Symphonic Orchestra with Kevin