Have you ever traveled to a city and wished you knew someone so you could get the 411 and make friends? If so, and if you don’t have a large following on Facebook or other social media handles, you might want to consider Joey. This website offers travelers a place to book coffee or drinks with a local (a “Joey”).
All of Joey’s locals have been hand-selected for their passion for meeting travelers and sharing what they love about their communities. In the future, the site will offer additional ways to connect with locals before, during and after your trip—like having a friend welcome you to their hometown. In addition to what’s listed, they “have locals in over 100 pre-launch cities with whom [they’d] be happy to connect you.”
Prices range from $20 to $75 for a meetup. Since San Francisco is their launch city, they have the most locals to choose from there. Other cities might just have one option right now. It’s a brilliant idea and I love their mission, “to help travelers get off the beaten path and get in touch with local communities.”
Good to know: If you aren’t traveling alone, they charge $15 for each additional traveler. The price includes one drink per person.
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