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Joseph C.

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I’ve been introducing people to Detroit for a decade. I grew up in the suburbs and moved to the city after developing an obsession with it while attending Wayne State University. There I studied Media, which lead me to work in film and music production. In addition to working on Hollywood productions, which itself involved plenty of backseat-driver tours, I worked on small scale films and videos including a documentary on the city. The character of that work carried over into my tenure as one of Detroit’s top hosts on Airbnb at "The Bumblebee House", where I have so far hosted over 100 travelers. I also help people to “live, work and engage” in Detroit as a tour guide for D:Hive, Detroit’s welcome center. This all runs parallel to directing the music collective Zelda and the Unibrows, which I co-founded in 1997.

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Natalie

We had the most fantastic tour with Joe recently - it was our first Vayable experience and a really good one. We decided to take Joe's tour as we thought that Detroit would be quite difficult to get to grips with: very few guide books have much to say and things obviously change quite quickly. We're so glad we did! Joe was a pleasure to spend time with; he knows the city really well having spent his whole life there; and he showed us a real variety of things that helped to give a really rounded view of the city. Joe was generous with his time and gave us some "homework" of great things to check out during the rest of our visit - which we duly did. He also gave us some really good food recommendations which we very happily checked out. All in all I would advise anyone thinking of visiting Detroit to do a tour with Joe. Having someone show you the positives, as well as the (all-too-often reported) negatives, of this fantastic city can make all the difference.