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

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

Spotlight on the World’s Best Oyster Bars

by Julie Q, oyster aficionado and Vayable guide. Check out her oyster blog at inahalfshell.com 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

How to plan a trip like a foodie

At some point, we all find ourselves rolling our eyes at those self-proclaimed “foodies,” possibly one of the most overused ways of describing a person who just simply likes to eat. Jeffrey, however, has spent years deciphering the maze that is the Queens food scene. There are pockets of immigrant cultures in Queens that are not well-documented and where people don’t necessarily speak English, but … Continue reading How to plan a trip like a foodie

Getting to Know Your Own City with the Help of Vayable

by Etan Berkowitz, Vayable ambassador who recently moved to San Francisco About two months into living in San Francisco, I had done all the touristy things I was supposed to from biking on the Golden Gate Bridge to talking with the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf. The problem was that I still felt like a tourist, alienated by the fact that I’ve been following the signposts … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Own City with the Help of Vayable

Be a Tourist at Home: Ideas for Extending Your Holiday

by Whitney Eden, Contributing Writer Nearly halfway into January, our post-holiday glows have definitely faded away. We waited all year for this blissful break, be it a tropical trek or quality time with the family, and it only left us wanting more. So if what are the options if you’ve used up all your vacation days? In the words of Marcel Proust, “The real voyage … Continue reading Be a Tourist at Home: Ideas for Extending Your Holiday