What is Local Insiders about?
Did you ever visit a city where a good old friend was living, the sort of friend that not only knew exactly what you like but also how to find it and how to surprise you with new experiences precisely catered to your taste? Or, think of your most memorable travel experiences. Were they not always linked to encounters with “real” locals?
At Local Insiders, we offer you a shortcut to such mind-expanding and authentic experiences with locals. No professional tour guides, no sightseeing tours, no group tours (unless you decide to come with your own group of friends) – only bespoke experiences with people just like you that guarantee a local immersion and a human connection. Think about meet the maker, themed shopping tours, go behind the scenes visits, workshops and anything else that would make a great memorable experience that meets your taste.
Why did you make this Local Insiders’ mission?
We love to travel, too. We believe the people we meet make our best travel memories and make our trips unforgettable.
Sometimes you have friends that are happy to introduce you to their friends, or you have enough time to just wander the city for a chance to get in touch with some locals along the way, to go places where young creative business owners have their studios or to buy local design at a hip concept store. Yet sometimes you just don’t have enough time on site, the knowledge or the energy and time to search for encounters like this. Thus we wanted to offer a simple, hassle and worry-free way to ensure you can make these kinds of memorable experiences we care so much about.
How does it work?
You get in touch with us to tell us about where you travel to when and what you are looking for. We will be in touch shortly to get to know you better and to match you with a Local Insider, who will come up with some preliminary ideas to kick-off the design process.
We will handle everything, yet you will always have a say in the process. You will also have to sign off on everything we do to ensure you have everything your way.
Your experience – our passion!
Who are the Local Insiders?
All Local Insiders are independent freelancers who want to make some extra money doing what they love. Most of them are young creative entrepreneurs, who want to share the passion for what they do with like-minded visitors from abroad. It almost feels like visiting your new best friend. Every single one of them has been selected and vetted by me for their specific knowledge and insider access.
What kind of experiences can I book with Local Insiders?
It all depends on you and your interest. To give you some examples: Take a tango lesson with a professional dancer and choreographer in Buenos Aires, go off the beaten path in Taipei to discover the local food scene with the help of a local food writer, meet an award winning milliner at her London studio to learn more about her work and about hats in general, go on a streetwear and sneakers shopping experience in NYC, meet the chef of a much hyped restaurant in London to learn more about her inspiring story and to taste the menu she designed just for you, and on and on we go.
Your ideas can be general like „I love Art“ or „I like to cook“ and we will come up with ideas or you tell us exactly what you are looking for like „I want to meet up with a Tokyo based Beauty blogger for an insider shopping experience“.
Local Insiders is focussing on bespoke experiences going forward.
Please get in touch to tell us more about your travel plans or what’s on your bucket list of places to see and things to do.
We’d love to help you plan sth exciting with a local in the know!