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Peter G.

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I am a 777 pilot for American Airlines. Based in JFK. I enjoy traveling, good food and wine, hiking, skiing, camping, backpacking, mountaineering, bicycling, geocaching and running. I am 8th in a family of 10 children.

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, covered in scars, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Yahoo! what a ride!"

Dream it. Plan it. Do it.

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Peter G.

I scaled my tour down to half day. It meant a very quick visit to many of the sights. Met the guide at my hotel which was convenient, but then we spent 35-40 minutes just getting to the first site. Would be better to meet the guide at the Bund. Also, I had wished the guide would have pointed out some of the most interesting items within the Shanghai Museum. At this price, I expected to be shown and told about some key items. Instead, guide gave me about 30 min to explore on my own. Not a good use of time. Loved visitng the French Concession and seeing this wonderful neighborhood. Walking through Yuyuan Park was also a real highlight. Nice to be able to customize the experience, and make the most of a short time frame.

Peter G.

I had a truly wonderful tour of Buenos Aires with Katharina on August 18th, 2013. From start to finish, this tour was everything I had hoped it to be. Kat was warm, friendly, knowledgeable and provided us with great insight to all the sites on a well crafted itinerary that really hit all the highlights of BA in a comprehensive tour. The pacing was really wonderful as it allowed us to feel like we could leisurely linger at all the right places. I loved the lunch stop to sample the traditional street food. I was a bit concerned that the traffic and crumbling streets might create a hazard, but your the bike tour really made the most of the great bike lane infrastructure and quieter streets that I didn't even know existed. It certainly helped that we conducted our tour on a brilliant day in BA, but nonetheless, I would highly recommend this tour to my fellow travelers. Thanks.

Peter G.

A great experience exploring East London with the opportunity to sample the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of wonderful local markets and neighborhood hangouts. My guide Kathryn made a special effort to really customize the tour to my interests and choices. We started with a hidden gallery tour of art created by people with disabilities located in unused office space. We then wandered across the London Bridge and into Boroughs Market which was bustling with vendors selling everything from soap to venison. Great options for a sit down lunch, but we decided to choose to sample some of the many delicacies and specialties in the market. Too many choices, but I can return here now that I know the place. We continued on the tour boarding a typical double decker bus, and rode up front on top into Hackney and a decidedly different visit in another market populated by West Africans and locals selling everything from lamb heads to suitcases. Felt almost like I had stepped into another world. Who knew this existed here in London. Capped it off with a walk along the canal. Throughout, Kathryn was informative and eminently helpful answering all of my questions. This is what Vayable is all about, connecting with a local and giving you a chance to step outside the tourist track and really experience the city. Priceless. I highly recommend this tour.


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Kathryn G.

Peter had been trying to book on an experience with me for a couple of months, so we were lucky to finally be able to get a plan together. I love having keen walkers and despite the wind and cold it was great to be able to walk and talk (and catch a bus) with Peter to get to various places. He was just as enthusiastic about eating at Borough Market (foodie heaven) as perusing the many stalls at Ridley Road Market - selling weird and exotic animal parts (perhaps not for the squeamish). He also introduced me to the world of geocaching. Just one of the many things I love about hosting travel experiences - I get to learn just as much as the explorers do!