All tagged travel

Compartir experiencias turísticas en destino entre particulares

En los últimos años han proliferado una serie de plataformas online que permiten ofrecer experiencias turísticas en destino entre particulares. Una persona se promociona como guía local para ofrecer un servicio a un viajero que quiere conocer un lugar fuera de los circuitos tradicionales. Las propuestas son muy variadas, desde rutas gastronómicas, culturales y deportivas a recorridos de compras y tours fotográficos, entre otras. Buen ejemplo de este tipo de plataformas son Vayable o Trip4real, creadas ambas por jóvenes emprendedoras.

Best Travel Sites: What to Do and Where to Eat

Some travelers like to pick a vacation destination and leave the details to chance, while others feel the need to carefully plan and schedule their vacation days. Whichever side of the planning spectrum you fall on, you’ll want to have an idea of the area’s must-see attractions and best places to eat. And the easiest way to know is to check out my favorite travel planning sites for pre-trip planning and apps for making plans on the go.

Travel Trends for 2014

In 2013, we saw groundbreaking advancements in the travel space, which is constantly moving forward in step with technology and changes in consumer behavior. The evolution of this industry has teed up 2014 to have some interesting new trends to watch out for. Next year, we’ll see new concepts, such as "workations," and an increase in a consumer demand for faster, more fulfilling getaways as vacations remain few and far between for the average worker. Read on to find out what we’ll see over the coming year.

5 best sites and apps to get you through the weekend

Vayable.com

Vayable.com is a great site for someone wanting to escape. They match your travel preferences with local experts that they call “Insiders.” These “Insiders” not only connect with you online to help you set everything up, they can actually meet you in the city of choice and personally show you around. The experiences can range from “off the beaten path” attractions like street art tours to eating like a local. The way to get started is to simply create your account, answer a few questions about where you want to go and what you are looking forward to doing, and the site matches you with a Vayable-certified insider, which takes about 12 hours. I know it’s kind of a different way to travel, but what a great way to get a real inside look at a city.

10 great places that live up to their reputation

Some places get such a build-up that they can't possibly live up to their reputation. Visitors leave having checked off their bucket list, but feeling vaguely unsatisfied. But occasionally a destination delivers big time, says Jamie Wong, founder of Vayable.com, a site connecting visitors to locals who offer insider tours and travel advice. "Even in the hyped up world of travel, some places are truly remarkable," Wong says. She shares some favorites with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.

The Future of Travel: Humanity

The birth of commercial air travel gave way to an unrivaled experience of luxury and service while catapulting us into a new era of global connectivity. Only decades later we book flights and hotels online with a click of the mouse and take advice on restaurants and local activities online from complete strangers.