All posts tagged: travel

Vayable Local Expierence

Vayable Makes Everyone a Local

We’re mighty proud to be part of the sharing economy, so you can imagine how excited we are to count so many collaborative consumption companies in the TaskRabbit for Business community. This week we decided to catch up with the co-founder and CEO of one of our favorite companies, Jamie Wong of Vayable. By providing an incredible marketplace that makes it easy to access local experts, Vayable is redefining the art of travel. Jamie was kind enough to chat with us about her vision for Vayable — and how TaskRabbits are helping her realize it. What’s the mission of Vayable? “To enable entrepreneurship, cultural exchange, and community worldwide by empowering people to share experiences with others.” How do TaskRabbits help out the Vayable team? “‘How doesn’t the Vayable team use TaskRabbit?’ might be a better question. TaskRabbits deliver us food, Apple equipment, and matzo ball soup for our friends when they get sick. They’ve helped us move (several times), and kept us healthy with juice cleanses and warm with firewood for our in-office fireplace.” What …

Airline Booking Help Sandy

Task of the Week: Help Me Take Flight

It’s been one crazy week for air travel. People impacted by Hurricane Sandy have been turning to TaskRabbits to help book alternative flights, and we’re all happy to help in whatever ways we can. While we hope the worst of the airline struggles are behind us, we’re also aware that the busiest travel season of the year is right around the corner. Whether you’re looking to fly home for the holidays, steal away for a much-needed island vacation, or map out a road trip to a winter wonderland, TaskRabbits can help with all your travel planning needs. You don’t even have to be in one of our active markets to post this Virtual Task. Let us know how we can help you take flight.

CruiseWise: Taking the Blues Out of the Cruise

Taking a cruise is all about luxury, relaxation, and convenience. Until CruiseWise hit the scene, booking a cruise tended to offer the exact opposite experience. Sifting through dozens of outmoded and difficult to navigate travel sites, comparing cruise lines and cabins, and trying to figure out how to make the most of the ports visited — it can be frustrating enough to keep you on dry land. On a mission to radically simplify the way people search, compare, and book cruises online, CruiseWise is shaking up things on the high seas. We caught up with Jordan Berry, Content Captain of CruiseWise, to find out more. Why does the cruise industry need to be shaken up? “Cruising is a great way to travel. For as little as $45 per night per person, you can have a hassle-free, 5-star experience and visit exotic destinations while disconnecting from the world. At the same time, the technology used to book cruises online is still stuck in 1998. Before CruiseWise, potential and frequent cruisers were unable to get a true …