In an ideal world I would never have to book anything in advance, land in a new destination and have a day planned by a local upon arrival. I might want to volunteer for a day or randomly decide to visit the local farmers market. And now I can. These are some of my favorite (and most useful) apps to fulfill all of the above and more.
VAYABLE – www.vayable.com
A marketplace where you can book unique travel experiences from locals.
SOMEWHERE - https://www.somewhere.com
Instagram photos tied to information related to the images.
ONE FINE STAY – http://www.onefinestay.com
Airbnb with the addition of hotel services.
VOLUNTEER MATCH - http://www.volunteermatch.org
Search for the perfect way to make a difference even while you're on the run.
TRIP SKETCH - http://tripsketch.com/mobile
Eco-friendly activities and experiences in 80 plus cities.
LOCAVORE - http://www.getlocavore.com
Pinpoint nearby farmers' markets & farms that sell the products you love.
FARMSTAND - http://www.farmstandapp.com
Find the best locally grown food from over 8700 farmers’ markets worldwide.
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Lauren Gropper (twitter.com/repurpose) is the Creative Braintrust Sustainability Expert and CEO of Repurpose, Inc.