The world’s first toilet tour

At least we think it’s the world’s first toilet tour. Art Meets Function is a London walk led by Rachel, a public toilet aficionado. Rachel is a native of California who’s fallen helplessly in love with the English capital. A student of theater, she’s discovered that tragedy and comedy in London are by no means limited to the stage. The city streets are weighed down by thousands of years of human … Continue reading The world’s first toilet tour

Rediscovering the Mission

I’ll never forget my first taste of the Mission. It was the winter of 2000 and the grey clouds over the Bay Area were protesting the result of that presidential election by refusing to shift. I exited the BART at Mission & 16th and walked straight into a rainstorm. I hazily recall my sodden search for somewhere with a roof and my enormous relief when I spotted the … Continue reading Rediscovering the Mission

Top New York Restaurant Picks of the Season

Top New York Restaurant Picks of the Season By Lianna @ Vayable on December 5, 2012 A dining experience with typical food in a standard space isn’t going to cut it in New York this season. With a new restaurant opening every week in the city that never sleeps, we challenged our local Vayable tour guides to find the new restaurants that combined great food … Continue reading Top New York Restaurant Picks of the Season

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

The Vayable Community + Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has affected hundreds of our guides and community members living and traveling to NYC or any other city affected by Sandy.  The biggest concern is staying safe, staying warm, and being able to connect with your loved ones to make sure they know you’re ok. What we’re doing to help: Free shelter:  We are offering FREE ACCOMMODATION at an Airbnb to any Vayable guides or … Continue reading The Vayable Community + Hurricane Sandy

Stay Safe During Hurricane Sandy

The movement of Hurricane Sandy towards the East Coast of the United States could have a tremendous impact on travel plans this week. We are concerned first and foremost for the safety of our guides and travelers. If you are guiding an experience that will be affected by the hurricane, please contact your travelers as soon as possible to communicate your plans. If you need to … Continue reading Stay Safe During Hurricane Sandy

Science Meets History with the Invented in SF Walking Tour

I am intrigued by good historical tour and I love to learn about science. Robin marries the two with the Invented in SF Walking Tour. This is a history tour of San Francisco with a twist of science. Or is it a science tour with a twist of history? Robin kicks the tour off with introductions and a fun ice breaker, by asking us “What have you invented?” … Continue reading Science Meets History with the Invented in SF Walking Tour

Fun People-Powered Vacation Plans with Flightfox, Airbnb and Vayable

Curious what a crowd-sourced holiday might look like? Flightfox turned this curiosity into a fun contest idea. They challenged experts to plan a unique, creative and fun vacation using Flightfox for travel, Airbnb for accommodation and Vayable for experiences. All three companies are people-powered travel resources. We’ve loved reading these creative vacation ideas. The first place winner devised a plan to visit San Francisco, New … Continue reading Fun People-Powered Vacation Plans with Flightfox, Airbnb and Vayable

London Food Guides on Travel with Kate

Let’s celebrate Friday with a virtual vacation. Kate has been exploring the food scene in London with Sakhr and Matthew as her guides. These videos are a sweet treat from her adventures in noshing. A Foodie’s Paradise in London on Travel with Kate Hungry yet? Oh, there’s more goodness to come… A Street Food Party in London on Travel with Kate Kate is an on-camera host, travel expert and … Continue reading London Food Guides on Travel with Kate