When you finally booked your holiday or citytrip, you just want a local expert to tell you the best places in town. So you can skip all the other boring places you don’t want to see. Let me help you with that.
There is an app for Android or iOS. It’s called Stay.com and it helps you to make your personal guide for your trip.
You can make a personal guide by logging in for free and adding a city to your personal dashboard. Then when you’re inside that particular city, you can make a personal and private guide about that city. You can share this guide with friends too if you’re traveling together. You can have pre-fun before the travel by adding new discovered places about the city every time. You’ll get a notice when your friend adds something new to. This is great way of planning your trip alone or together.
The guide can be downloaded in the app, so you can use the city guide offline. The maps are offline available too, showing where the places are, where you want to go! You’ll be the new local expert this way.
There are local experts telling you where to go! For example chefs telling you their favorite restaurants or make-up artists telling you the best beauty places to go. You can find all kind of local experts.
My friends and family
When my friends and family visit me, they ask me a lot; where should we go in Stockholm? I am the local expert here, right? So Maikel, my friend below in this picture, came up with the idea to download this app and use it in our little trips that we had, at the beginning of this year. I found out how easy it is for me to just search for places I know I like and add them to our personal guide that we have together. Then he could choose where he wanted to go and where to first.
All kinds of places
In the app you’ll find all kinds of places; shopping malls, shops, restaurants, bars, beauty and lifestyle stores, you name it. You can add new places or suggest new cities in the app, which you feel are missing. There are about 150 cities already created in the app. This is really fun for an expat too, who newly moved to a new city.
Since Maikel travels a lot to Hamburg, he created guides for Hamburg. But not the normal one. You can also be a Local Expert in Stay.com and work together with them. He collaborated and created theses guides, which you can find on their website and in the app right away. Here is what he suggested as local expert and why:
I couldn’t be more excited when I saw his guides. It was so nice and easy to use. He proposed me if I wanted to make one myself too, being the local expert of Stockholm. I thought it was such a nice idea, so now you can find me as well on the app and website, being the local expert of Stureplan. The fanciest area of Stockholm. You know what’s even more fun? Any one can be a local expert or create a personal guide. You just have to ask them to work together of course. So if you think that you have a nice area or city to show; help them out making this app even more successful! Share your expertise!
Would you like to start using the app too?
I will upload more guides in this article as this is a ongoing process. Maikel will make one for Amsterdam South and I will make another one for Gamla Stan in Stockholm. You’re welcome back to check the updates out!
PH: two photo’s from Maikel are his. Stockholm pictures are mine =)
Would you like to make a guide and would you use this app? Do you recommend any other apps?
Stay with me,