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
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
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
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
As we near the end of National Bike Month, we hope everyone has gotten a chance to enjoy the joys of zipping through the city atop a two-wheeler. Biking is a wonderful way to get around town day-to-day, and Tim from Streets of San Francisco gives his tips on how to start out with biking! If you have more burning questions for him, you can … Continue reading How to Start an Urban Biking Lifestyle
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
by Douglas, one of Vayable’s newest ambassadors hailing from the beautiful Cinque Terre region in Italy! In a moment when everything seems to flit by us at the speed of a mouse-click, when information zooms past and relationships are sometimes reduced to nothing more than a “like” on Fb, the thing we all need to combat the sense of constant movement and uncertainty is passion … … Continue reading Why Everybody Needs Some Vayable … and Italy More Than Most.
“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
Paris on Demand helps you make the most of your trip to Paris. By suggesting workshops and designing custom-tailored itineraries according to your wishes and needs, it enables you to visit Paris with complete peace of mind. Here’s a guest post by the wonderful, Pierre, who runs the joint and offers tours on Vayable! Thinking about your long-time dream trip to Paris? In order to … Continue reading Some Tips on Visiting Paris
by Caryn Hi, I’m Caryn from A Day in The Life. This post is part of a group of blogs participating in the 20SB Blog-Swap 2011. Be sure to check out June’s post on Life in New York on my site today! If I have any advice for college students today, it would be to travel and study abroad. It was by far the best thing … Continue reading Explorer Perspectives: Study abroad in college! Tips and experiences.