These days, when you’re ready to take a trip and head out into the world for a new adventure, there’s a fairly standard process in place that you’ll likely follow. First, you’ll decide on your destination, dates, and method of travel. Then, you’ll start searching the local area for the perfect place to stay— an ideal mix of a comfy home base and a picture-perfect central location that keeps you close to all the action. Then, it’s time to pack your bags and get movin’— hooray for holiday!
But what happens after you arrive? Chances are, you’ll settle into your vacation rental home and then quickly start searching your phone for the most fun and can’t-miss activities in the area. In fact, most vacation home rental guests confess that they spend a majority of their first day at a new place simply scrolling the internet for local places to visit, directions on how to get there, pricing for certain attractions, and whether reservations are needed or not. Yikes.What if we told you there was a better way? A central place to go where all of the popular activities in a new area were gathered together in one spot, easy to access, and simple to plan a visit to?
You may think it sounds like a full-time job. And you’re right, it is— ours.
One of our main goals at Explorabout was to make finding local adventure as simple and streamlined as possible, making it easy for our users to spend less time searching and planning and more time enjoying their activities. We accomplish this by allowing our users to simply drop a pin in their desired location, then quickly filter, browse, and book that day's adventure.
It’s the sort of intuitive program that’s so smart and simple it almost seems too good to be true— but we assure you it’s not. Explorabout is here to change the whole travel game for the better.
Whether you’re a vacation rental guest, vacation rental manager, or an activity provider, here are the ways that Explorabout can work for you:
We pride ourselves on providing info and helpful resources to vacation rental guests who are looking for a bit of an “off the beaten path” experience. If you’re a traveler who loves to find those little-known, local-favorite activities and plan a day of unique and memorable adventure in some unforgettable places, then Explorabout will be your new travel buddy and BFF.
You can also use our services to locate fun, fresh activities right in your own hometown, too.
At Explorabout, we love to support local vacation rental managers who understand that renting a home is only the first step to an exceptional, five-star experience for their guests. By aligning with our full-service, adventure assistant program, you immediately elevate your guest's vacation rental stay from average to absolutely awesome.
Rest assured, the demand for unique local experiences will only grow stronger as post-pandemic travel numbers continue to increase— so you want to become more than just a “place to stay” for your future guests. You can use your Explorabout partnership to help market your vacation rental homes in a novel way that helps you stand out from the crowd.
You’ll also be pleased to know that Explorabout operates on a commission-only basis through the activity providers, and is of no cost to you.
Guided nature hikes, paddle boarding tours, scuba excursions, and mountain biking day trips— these are just a few of the types of activities that Explorabout users are looking for. Right now, we offer adventures in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, with our sites set on providing activities up and down the east coast and eventually the entire US.
Although we focus on providing activities to travelers, Explorabout can also easily be used by locals to find adventures like yours right in their own backyard. Keep in mind that we require our activity partners to comply with all state and local guidelines for local businesses, and to pay an agreed-upon commission rate for each activity booked through our website.
If you’re a vacation rental manager, activity provider, or an “Explora” looking for an adventure, feel free to reach out and drop us a line anytime. You can also sign up for our newsletter and get adventure inspiration straight to your inbox.