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

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 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

How to Start an Urban Biking Lifestyle

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

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! He now shares his version of stunning Phuket with travelers who are … Continue reading How to Immerse Yourself in New Cultures

Why Everybody Needs Some Vayable … and Italy More Than Most.

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.