Rayka is the world’s first social recommendation platform for travel, where friends, travelers, and students can share their favorite places with one another. We’re all about personalized recommendations, rather than biased 1-5 star reviews from strangers: with Rayka, simply follow other travelers, peers, and friends to see their favorite places near and far! It’s the perfect way to find the best restaurants, bars, things to do, and more from the opinions of people who are like you and you find interesting. We’re changing the way people travel by letting them #exploresocially!
We’ve already partnered with some of the world’s top travelers and foodies who have great recommendations all around the globe! Follow them and easily discover hidden favorites, best kept secrets, and recommendations you can trust as you explore what’s nearby, or use their content to inspire your next trip!
RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT REVIEWS
**Discover the best places to go from people like you
**Follow only who you want to discover their recommendations, either nearby in a local city or as you travel.
**Paid rankings? Fake accounts? Biased content? Not on Rayka: with our platform, you control who you want to follow and what recommendations you want to see
LISTS OF FAVORITES
**Organize your posts for easy sharing by creating lists of favorites for anything, such as your favorite cities in Europe, favorite secluded beaches, top 5 bars in Nashville, top 7 local brunch spots, favorite new hotels in 2019...the options are endless!
**Want to discover the favorite towns of Sal Lavallo (the youngest person to visit every country in the world)? How about the top 10 favorite restaurants of one of the top food Instagram accounts? Only on Rayka is that possible!
**Rayka (which refers to the Icelandic word for “wander”) is all about making exploration more social - both nearby your location and on the go as you travel or plan for a trip.
**Grow your profile to showcase your travels and effortlessly share your recommendations with your friends the next time they ask you for suggestions.
WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
“"As the youngest person to have visited every country in the world, I am constantly asked for travel recommendations. Rayka fills the gap between social media platforms and review sites by letting users see recommendations from people they know and trust, which is such an improvement from having to rely on outdated 1-5 star reviews from strangers. I have no doubt that there is a need for this." -Sal Lavallo, youngest American to travel to every country in the world
“I’ve had a look at the app and I think it’s a fantastic idea. I love the thought of being able to get relevant recommendations when I travel from people like me. I often find sites like TripAdvisor often don’t list the type of restaurants and cafes that I’d like to go to. It would be great to have a profile on the site and share my own recommendations!” -Top Food Instagram Influencer
“The 5-star rating system is outdated. I am a Yelp Elite so I leave tons of reviews; but still constantly get asked for recommendations and it’s a bit cumbersome texting them my list. I would rather have an app that they can follow me on and look for my recommendations: Rayka finally solves that.” -Yelp Elite user
We are always looking for ways to help make the app better and help people more easily discover and share recommendations! Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.