Connecting passionate locals with adventurous travelers.
LocalAventura has been fortunate enough to be featured by a number of awesome publications! These magazines, blogs and online publications have done a great job at delving into the ways in which we help travelers have local and authentic experiences, and how we help empower local businesses and guides through our network. Check out some selected publications below!
UYD Media is a global youth media and digital content company that celebrate those who are “using their difference to make a difference”. In this podcast they describe LocalAventura’s work: “…they personally vet and interview all of their guides to ensure unique experiences with expert guides. In turn, they hope to support the economic development of this region by making it more accessible to travelers and empowering local guides.”
This online publisher of news from travel industry startups quoted LocalAventura Co-founder Andrea describing the issues previously faced by some of our guides: “I’ve seen it time and time again, many talented guides just lack the time and resources to [create an online presence], which usually involves becoming an expert in online marketing strategies.”
Kimkim is a travel startup that connects travelers with local travel experts. In this interview with LocalAventura Co-founder Andrea, Andrea discusses some of our tour options: “We have historical tours of different cities and local areas, but we also really care about parading unique and interesting tours, and so we have a really incredible photography workshop where you go through a workshop, and then you’d do a photo shoot throughout the day. We also have a pisco tasting class in Lima, Peru, and we have cooking classes, and so what I love is that we can offer something really unique.”
Lioness Magazine, which aims to elevate, educate, and support female entrepreneurs, featured LocalAventura Co-founder Andrea who said: “I urge fellow women in and out of the business world to consciously fight the instinct to be perfect and instead take risks, test alternatives, and break the current system.” Lioness Magazine also described our platform as follows: “LocalAventura allows visitors to plug in where they are traveling to so they can see the tours that are being offered near where they will be staying. After that the user is brought to another page that offers tour options by category including “Nature Lover,” “Foodie,” “Night Owl,” “Wino” and many more.”
The Latin Flyer offers uncommon insight into travel in Latin American by providing travel tips, reviews, photos and travel videos. In this article, the Latin Flyer features LocalAventura Co-founder Andrea who provides an example of the sort of authentic experiences LocalAventura offers: “...our trekking guide in Patagonia has been working in the industry for over 12 years now. Because of that, he knows the best off-the-beaten-path locations to take travelers.”
Skift featured LocalAventura as a recently launched travel start-up and referred readers to our AngelList page.
The Latin Kitchen is the go-to online destination for Latin cooking, food and entertaining. As such we were thrilled to have some of our food and wine tours featured in an article: “In Mendoza, for example, we have a vineyard guide, Peter, who is also a winemaker. He grew up surrounded by Argentine wine culture, and so not only does he love the flavors, but wine is a cherished part of his upbringing.”
TravHQ, a media company that analyzes digital and online trends for the travel industry, described our platform as follows: “LocalAventura hopes to establish themselves as leading trusted source in providing travel services in the region. Travelers can alter any pre-existing tours to meet their needs, or they can contact LocalAventura directly for any kind of help to them set up a tour that the team hasn’t listed yet.”
Life+Style+Justice promotes living an ethical lifestyle through informed choices in clothing, food and travel. In this post they quote LocalAventura Co-founder, Andrea Vidler: “[w]e at LocalAventura, an online booking platform that connects travelers with local guides in Latin America, vet and interview all our guides to ensure their shared commitment to socially responsible tourism.”
The University of Pennsylvania startup accelerator, I-Corps, profiled some of the steps taken by LocalAventura’s team to test the validity of the LocalAventura business model and idea: “A vital point in building LocalAventura was the decision to launch a pilot program. We hoped to use this pilot to both build customer credibility and a loyal customer base, as well as to learn more about what type of client our business appeals to and how we should be reaching them.”
The American couple behind LivingTheQLife featured LocalAventura and some of our top recommendations for exploring Santiago as a local: “Perhaps one of the most underrated neighborhoods of Santiago, Barrio Brazil is the most traditional part of the city. The neighborhood features colorful houses and fascinating and eye catching political street art.”
This online travel magazine that caters to travelers who care about the environmental, cultural and economic impact of their journey highlighted some of the advantages of travelling with LocalAventura: “Whether it's a culinary tour in Lima or a hike in the Andes, there's no better way to experience the magic and beauty of the region than with a trusted and knowledgeable local.”
The Bottom Line is a student run publication for students of the Columbia Business School. This article features one of our intern fellows, who described his experience with us as follows: “I may be the type of person who often prefers to sit in a cafe or chill in a park, but I’m so glad I’ve opened myself up to experiences like rock-climbing, because it was one of the best I’ve had so far! While on the trip, picture this experience as your last and try to make the most out of it.”
LocalAventura’s Stephanie Cohn describes her authentic experience travelling with a LocalAventura guide: “…The best part of the night wasn’t tasting my first aguaymanto sour or exploring the many rooms of a refurbished Victorian-style mansion turned bar, though that was certainly a blast. It was the small hole-in-the-wall, vintage-style bar we wandered into. There were probably only four other people in there and a Peruvian guitar player.”
In this travel blog, LocalAventura’s Stephanie Cohn describes her experience with us: “Working for LocalAventura has given me the chance to continue my adventures in the region, tasting desserts, delicacies, and drinks, everywhere I go. From Patagonia’scalafate sour, Argentina’s baked empanadas, and Chile’s mil hojas cake, I’ve enjoyed every bite of the way and managed to acquire some recipes for myself.”
The World Wanderer is a blog aimed at inspiring young women to travel through interviews with prominent female globetrotters, tips on travel, and destination reviews. Here Erin interviewed LocalAventura’s Andrea about her personal experiences in travel and asked her to describe the foodie scene in Peru: “…the gastronomic revival in Peru has even helped build Lima’s tourism industry after a tragic civil war in the 1980’s. From the mountain, coast, and jungle, each part of Peru has distinct flavors, making it a paradise for foodies. Seriously, just go to Lima and have a causa with a passion fruit pisco sour, you won’t regret it.”
Culture with travel promotes cultural assimilation through adoption of new cultural experiences, specifically through travel. In this post, they describe an authentic experience organised with LocalAventura as follows: “When Ines Gonzalez invited us into their small estancia, we were instantly welcomed as a member of her family. Our tour started in their nearly 100-year-old home, where we were immediately immersed in her family’s history and tradition.”