Guidebooks and travel websites are useful sources of information about popular tourist attractions in cities around the globe, but for insight into what really makes a location unique, nothing beats suggestions from a local. Localfu is a web-based application that provides travelers with personalized suggestions of things to do in dozens of cities around the world, curated by locals who know all the best places to go.
Select the city you’re visiting from a list on the Localfu website, and Localfu will provide you with a list of qualified “Localfus” in that area. Browse the profiles created by these Localfus and select the Localfu whose interests most closely align with your own. Tell the Localfu what you’re up to — for example, “I want to visit breweries in Dublin next weekend” — and the guide you’ve selected will email you a shareable list of things to do in the city you’re visiting, complete with addresses, phone numbers, images, and personal insights.
In-the-know locals in participating cities can sign up to become Localfu experts as a way to share their knowledge and earn a little extra cash. In exchange for sharing their insider information, Localfus receive $4 for each traveler they work with, minus payment processing fees. Localfu says most experts spend 10 to 20 minutes on each suggestion list they create.
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