Buddyz is a travel platform powered by locals, a.k.a. the most knowledgable and interesting experts, the ones that know the country best!
Try to recall your best travel memories and you’ll notice a pattern - the most memorable moments are probably the ones where you’ve gone off the beaten path and perhaps stumbled upon a family-run restaurant, had the best meal, chatted with the interesting group of people who sat next to you, shared desserts and life stories, then journeyed on to an incredible night out.
Yes, you can plan an entire travel itinerary, go online to search for things to do and places to visit, but all you’ll find are touristy attractions and overrated restaurants. It’s not the same as when you spontaneously ask the local bartender for recommendations or when you have a local friend to bring you around.
We want to emulate those experiences through Buddyz - by pairing you up with a local guide, you can discover one-of-a-kind experiences and unforgettable activities in hard-to-find places.
We want to encourage people to travel more meaningfully, to immerse themselves in local culture, and to connect with people from the places they visit.
So on our platform, you will find what we call ‘Experiences’ for every interest - ranging from cultural walks, intimate meals at secluded local eateries to creative workshops and classes. All of which are led by locals and are vetted for quality.
It’ll be as if you’ve come to a new country and had a local buddy to bring you around the city.
Gone are the days where we follow a tour bus with 30 people, hopping from one tourist trap to the other. We want to inspire a new and better way of travel - get to know a place through the eyes of a local and through untold stories that give far more meaning to the place.
To create a world where people can build their livelihoods and advocate humanity through travel.
To provide a unified travel platform that allows anyone in the world to:
We believe in celebrating the uniqueness of a country, contributing to the local economy and ultimately creating a sustainable livelihood for people within the country - all through simply supporting independently owned businesses within the local community. That’s where you’ll find authenticity - family recipes passed down through generations, handmade quality goods that aren’t mass produced in factories, and if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet and talk to the passionate people behind the business. This is where you should be spending your hard-earned tourism dollars. Besides that, we are creating job opportunities for those who are passionate about their country, the ones who know the place like the back of their hand - all its history, secrets and untold stories!Show More
At Buddyz, we value diversity, culture, heritage and all the good stuff that makes up a country. These are the things we also strive to preserve, so we encourage you to learn about and celebrate other cultures. Live like a local, immerse yourself in the local way of life and embrace every part of it! It is through forming that personal connection that we truly begin to respect the place that we are visiting.Show More
We aim to inspire people to travel better, and that means to seek more meaningful activities while also being more responsible of your travel footprint. Ever heard of ‘Slow Travel’? It’s an approach to travel that emphasizes connection - whether it is to local people, local culture or even local food. We think a trip should always have an emotional impact. Traveling is not the time to seek out the ordinary or the conventional. Embrace the feelings of discomfort and use your trip as a chance to grow. So why not take a step back and think about the reason behind your desire to travel?Show More