Vayable was created to help users enjoy unique travel packages to the places they want to visit. The site includes original activities so users can immerse themselves in authentic local culture while enjoying a trip that includes activities and the things they enjoy doing. Vayable works by connecting travelers with real local experts. Users will give back to the local communities they visit by visiting local businesses and attractions. Users can also return to Vayable to share their experiences and knowledge. Users can discover trips to San Francisco, New York, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Figi, South America and North America. The user can also view specific types of trips, which include rural, urban, social good trips, political or activism trips, art and culture, mind and body, leisure and getaway trips, seaside, adventure and outdoors or “going up and going down” trips (primarily for climbers).
Vayable was created by CEO Jamie Wong and Samrat Jeyaprakash. Based out of San Francisco, California, the company is focused on helping users find authentic, unique travel options. Both Wong and Jeyaprakash are avid travelers, with Wong beginning her exploration of the world after a trip to a Hopi reservation at the age of eight. Jeyaprakash lived in eleven different cities while growing up, which helped instill a passion for seeking out local “insider” experiences. Through their history and desire to travel the world, both founders have designed Vayable to help people discover new, amazing things.
The web is full of travel themed websites that offer discounts on package vacations. These are often very repetitive and feature few original or underground attractions. Vayable presents a refreshing alternative that allows the traveler to get closer to the places they visit by trying lesser known activities.
Vayable welcomes users with color images of destinations and activities right on the homepage. The site features a dark pink and liquid blue color scheme that brightens the overall appearance and gives the site an eye-catching quality. Vayable is very well-organized, with a great balance of content and open space.
A new user can sign up for Vayable by clicking the blue “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The top of the following page presents the user with a wide blue and white “Connect with Facebook” button. Users who prefer to create a new account for Vayable can do so by filling out the form in the lower, left hand corner of the page. The form asks the user for an email address and password. A note at the bottom of the form advises the user that by submitting their information they are automatically agreeing to the Vayable terms of service.
Vayable provides a helpful service for travelers that want to enjoy a unique trip. The site is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees or purchase requirements for using Vayable. This is by far a good choice because the site has a number of competitors all across the web. Of course the user must pay for any trips they book through Vayable, but this is not a requirement and depends entirely on the user’s spending habits.
Vayable is an excellent tool for users who want to find a new kind of vacation. The website focuses on local attractions, artisans and businesses rather than more mainstream options. Users who prefer to sample authentic local culture and become acquainted with the places they visit can really appreciate what Vayable has to offer.