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5 reasons to visit your destination with a local
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5 reasons to visit your destination with a local

We find more and more activities and tours proposed by locals in some destinations and it’s really appreciated by travelers. But why ? In how is it different than hire a professional guide ? Here are some reasons why be with a local for a day is not a bad idea.

Bring you into unique places

Because he lives there, your local will show you unique places that only inhabitants know. From hidden gardens to unknown restaurants, you will enjoy your experience thanks to tips that anyone else may give you. Who know the city better than a resident? Notice also that you will not go to crowded touristic places, and that’s a very good point !

Learn more about local habits

Thanks to its experience of living in the city, local will give you some advices concerning your stay, so that you will easily learn local habits. For example, how to move around or avoid stings - because we all know that tourists are easy target of scams and robberies.

Always friendly

Most of the time, pass some moments with locals are really funny. For a cooking class at home or just a night in pubs, be with a friendly person cannot be useless, especially if you travel alone ! So, don’t hesitate if you see an activity that seems to be cool to do with a local, the host will be certainly even more cool !

More personalized

Because he lives there, your local will show you unique places that only inhabitants know. From hidden gardens to unknown restaurants, you will enjoy your experience thanks to tips that anyone else may give you. Who know the city better than a resident? Notice also that you will not go to crowded touristic places, and that’s a very good point !

Cheaper than a professional guide

Actually we cannot overlook this details, because price is important when we travel. We observed that usually, an activity with local host costs less than with a professional guide.

How to find travel friends?

Use PickPackGo, which is a free application that allows you to meet your "travel mates" all over the world thanks to its two features:
- Before your trip by entering your dates and your destination;
- Directly on site via a geolocation system indicating all the people around you (we love that☺).

You can also add a description, choose the type of your trip (sports, humanitarian, studies, backpacking, etc.), be informed about "last trips", as well as to choose your interests. The goal is to provide users with qualified, targeted profiles, so then user doesn't need to do a lot of researches.

According to Simon, the founder and CEO of PickPackGo, the application already has several thousand users in just a few months. However, he does not intend to stop there. The app will also include a "wall" on which users may ask their questions, write travel stories and share their best plans with the community!


PickPackGo application
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