Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

Tour Guide Perspective: Kathryn Fray – Story Teller

I can tell you a story about anything. Go on, ask me. Some people are good with numbers, some at sport, but I can make-believe. I never imagined that I would end up doing this though. Theatre and storytelling for me was always on the stage. A full and complete script that you had to adhere to, costumes, props, lighting. The actors moved around a static set, the audience sat in the auditorium. And that’s all great, but audience and actor are a bit removed from each other…

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African Boheme on our Chelsea Market, High Line and Meatpacking Food & History Tour

African Boheme on our Chelsea Market, High Line and Meatpacking Food & History Tour

We are partnered with a great startup serving up wonderful experiences, called IfOnly and through them, African Boheme (@africanboheme), recently joined our Chelsea Market Food Tour. Here’s what she said to say…

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Like A Local Tours Wins Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019!

Like A Local Tours Wins Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019!

We are excited to announce that we have been crowned Best Bespoke Cultural NYC Tour Company 2019 in the third annual 2018 Lux Life Magazine Travel Awards. We will appear in their annual magazine that is distributed to over 250,000 readers and on their website LUX…

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Travel & Hospitality Award Winner

Travel & Hospitality Award Winner

We are thrilled to announce that Like A Local Tours is an award winner for the Travel & Hospitality Awards 2018 Americas program.

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Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins the Board of the Human Impacts Institute

Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins the Board of the Human Impacts Institute

We are so pleased to announce that Founder & CEO of Like A Local Tours, Lauren Beebe, has joined the board of the Human Impacts Institute (HII). HII’s mission is to create and share innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental issues.

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Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins Advisory Board for Student Focused Travel Nonprofit

Founder & CEO, Lauren Beebe, Joins Advisory Board for Student Focused Travel Nonprofit

We are proud to announce that our Founder and CEO, Lauren Beebe, has joined the Advisory Board for Reach the World (RTW). RTW is a student focused non profit that makes the benefits of travel accessible to classrooms, inspiring students to become curious, confident global citizens. Enabled by a digital platform, classrooms and college student travelers explore the world together. 

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Like A Local Tours Celebrates A Milestone: 10,000 Customers!

Like A Local Tours Celebrates A Milestone: 10,000 Customers!

“I couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved. We have a great team, great partners and this is just the beginning. It has been incredibly rewarding to positively impact a person’s first visit to NYC, or introduce a local to a new neighborhood or a new favorite restaurant….”

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THE BQX HAS THE MAYOR’S SUPPORT!

THE BQX HAS THE MAYOR’S SUPPORT!

The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will be New York City’s first new rail system since the subway began service more than a century ago. Like A Local Tours has been a proud support of this project since day 1, along with hundreds of other businesses. It will connect parts of Queens and Brooklyn along the waterfront that are underserved by current modes of public transportation. It will be paid for by real estate development tax and will be a boon to business and residents…

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Like A Local Tours joins Tourism Cares!

Like A Local Tours joins Tourism Cares!

Like A Local is thrilled to announce their membership to Tourism Cares! Read on to learn more about this important organization and how we are getting involved!

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Travel & Food Blogger Roaming Nanny raves about our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour!

Travel & Food Blogger Roaming Nanny raves about our Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour!

We are so pleased to share this great write-up on our Flatiron Food Tour by Roaming Nanny. “Our tour met up in the Flatiron district at 10:30 sharp. Rory, our tour guide, was there early to meet up with us all and I liked her instantly! Upon further investigation - Rory I swear I'm not a stalker, but think we should totally be friends - I found out that she was voted one of the best tour guides in New York. Get it girl! She is one of the best guides I've had in a very long time…”

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Food blogger Beauty & The Beets loved our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn food tour!

Food blogger Beauty & The Beets loved our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn food tour!

"For the past decade, I visit the city several times a year and have been making up for lost time. But one thing I have never done in New York is a food tour. Again, I don’t know why. I tend to take a food tour in every other city I visit, but never New York. But now I am a NYC food tour virgin no more. I recently signed up for a food tour in Brooklyn. A tour called Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Foodie Adventure. The cost of the tour was only $50, which is cheaper than most any other tour I have taken in any other city (and they New York City is the most expensive!) And honestly, for that lower price, I was expecting a mediocre tour with limited samples and not a lot of personality. And I was wrong."

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Like A Local Tours Featured in Australian Financial Review - Life & Leisure

Like A Local Tours Featured in Australian Financial Review - Life & Leisure

We were so honored to show the Australian Financial Review around one of our favorite neighborhoods on their quest to rooftop hop in NYC and Brooklyn. 

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Just awarded: Like A Local in Top Tier of New York's Best Tours by Expertise.com

Just awarded: Like A Local in Top Tier of New York's Best Tours by Expertise.com

Expertise.com looked at 1,700 local tours serving New York City and picked the top 19. And Like A Local Tours made the cut!

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Like A Local is Featured in Abercrombie & Kent!

Like A Local is Featured in Abercrombie & Kent!

One of the best companies in the travel biz is Abercrombie & Kent, who has been arranging luxury travel for their clients since 1962. So I was thrilled when they joined our Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour and then asked me to talk about a typical day in Williamsburg Brooklyn for their Sundowner Magazine!

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Like A Local Tours is Featured (& Recommended) by Verlocal!

Like A Local Tours is Featured (& Recommended) by Verlocal!

We are so excited to be featured in Verlocal's Host Spotlight! Verlocal is evolving the way individuals build businesses by connecting them to people looking to discover local classes, events, products, and services. From our food tours to Ikebana in Chicago or surf lessons in Washington, this awesome website has it all! We love their mission and how they're empowering individuals to share their passions with others! 

Try something new and use code VerlocalDIY for 10% OFF.

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Like A Local Featured by Headout: Discover New York City Like A Local

Like A Local Featured by Headout: Discover New York City Like A Local

March 11, 2017 - Eating local food, exploring hidden hot spots, and frequenting the joints locals flock to are some of the best ways to discover the soul of a city.  

In New York, you can head to a Jewish cafe and taste Israel in Williamsburg, or, walk the streets of Brooklyn and enjoy pizza from a wood oven burning for over a hundred years. You can stroll past historic buildings in Brewer’s Row, or stop by Artists and Fleas to buy yourself a treasure.

Lauren Beebe, founder of  Like A Local Tours, always felt that there was a disconnect between how tourists, even locals to some extent, experience NYC. She wanted to bring out the unique experiences centred around food, art and history. It was this desire that gave birth to Like A Local Tours. Today, her company is recognized as one of the most fascinating ways to dive straight into the heart of the city.

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The Daily Telegraph: Brooklyn, New York City: What to eat, shop and see in hipster central

The Daily Telegraph: Brooklyn, New York City: What to eat, shop and see in hipster central

September 7, 2016 by Kristie Kellahan // In Brooklyn, they go hard. Take it from Jay-Z, you don’t want to miss out on BK. Five boroughs make up New York City, and Brooklyn is one of them. First-time visitors might think Manhattan is all there is, as it’s home to famous landmarks including Times Square, Central Park, Wall Street and the Empire State Building.

But skip Brooklyn and you’ll be missing out on the excitement of late-night live music, food markets, shops stuffed with vintage threads and some of the best pizza in the world. ...

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Like A Local Tours Wins Unique Tour Operator of the Year for Brooklyn

Like A Local Tours Wins Unique Tour Operator of the Year for Brooklyn

Like A Local Tours has won Unique Tour Operator of the Year for Brooklyn in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards! From Luxury Travel Guide:

"The awards program selects winners based on their achievements and strengths in the travel industry. We received an overwhelming number of superb nominations this year and the judging panel had the unenviable task of selecting those firms, teams and individuals within each category most worthy of an award."

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Like A Local Tours is Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016!

Like A Local Tours is Awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016!

Like A Local Tours today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

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Like A Local Tours Nominated for 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards by Luxury Travel Guide

Like A Local Tours Nominated for 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards by Luxury Travel Guide

The Luxury Travel Guide are pleased to announce Like A Local Tours has been nominated as a potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards. Over the past 12 months we have been receiving votes for individuals & companies throughout the Americas, with our subscribers, hotel guests, travel agencies and industry experts all voting on who they feel is most deserving. Celebrating & rewarding excellence in many areas, these awards recognise companies regardless of size or location across categories including...

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