What are your wishes for 2017?
Would you like to meet new people, make new friends?
Would you like to share your knowledge or passion?
Would you like to make some extra money?

We are looking for nice welcoming people who would like to share their knowledge with others.

Pick Your Day is the platform where the woman or man next door can offer those genuine experiences; anything from local cuisine, visit a home, city tour, biking, hiking or sharing your knowledge/hobby. Our concept is for tourists seeking new adventures and locals who would try something new in their own neighbourhood.

You can have a look at https://pickyourday.com/getstarted or mail support@pickyourday.com 

Could it be you?

Best wishes from the Pick Your Day team

This year has been a very exciting year for us and we are well prepared for 2017.
 
All of us in the Pick Your Day team love to travel and experience our beautiful world. We would like to make it easy for you to experience the diversity of cultures, people and activities – and learn something new. There are so many great activities to choose from!
 
We are here for you, if you have a dream  we will do our best to make it come true. Please contact support@pickyourday.com and we will do our best to find the perfect activity for you.
 
We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

 

One of my favourite times to enjoy London is just before Christmas. Seeing London decorated with lights and beautiful Christmas decorations gets me in the right mood. Listening to Christmas carols, visiting markets and trying local treats all bring the Christmas spirit to life.  Having hot chocolate at a nice café and watching people from all over the world Christmas shopping warms me up in the cold weather.

I would take a tour with our localist Harry. He can take us to the hidden gems, so we can discover the real London outside the tourist traps.  He can show us which local pubs serve a seasonal lunch in front of a crackling log fire. We can buy special Christmas presents from a Christmas market.  Having a chance to experience the real holiday spirit with a wonderful day in a great city is so special, warm and welcoming.
Read more

And since it’s almost Christmas, I would treat myself to a three-hour food tour with Rizalie.  What a different way to get an insight of British culture!  Trying all the local British treats with a passionate food guide!
Read more

I would like to step out of the tourist traps with a localist like John and Rizalie for an exciting time. I believe it’s time to see different sides to London

See all our activities in London

~Kristin from the Pick Your Day Team

 

 

London is one of the most visited cities in the world for a good reason. The city has a long and fascinating history, and it is known as the cultural capital of the world with its renowned theatre quarter, the many great museums and exhibitions, concert halls, rock scenes and festivals. I also believe that the ethnic and religious diverse population contributes to this status.

My favorites
I have always loved speakers corner. Yes, there are indeed many absurd discussions and some opinions it is quite hard to relate to, but with its long tradition I find it very interesting. The historic sites and monumental buildings are hard to ignore and my favorite is The Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. If you like nature photography, like me, I recommend Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum. 

Find your favorites
With the great variety of things to do in London it can be overwhelming and hard to find the activities best suites for you. In addition there is a lot more to the city than the traditional sites and some activities may be a little harder to come by than others. Our locals in London offer a wide range of activities that will show you a different side to this magnificent city – check out our activities in London.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day Team

Most of us have traveled to many countries and places around the world. But what moments have really affected you, changed the way you perceive the world, or will stay with you as the greatest moments of your life?

There are many reasons why moments in our lives stick to our mind. Very often these moments are connected to the people we meet along the way. People that has a different way of life and background that makes their lives so different from our own. Or sometimes it is because their local knowledge helps you understand the history, what is special about a specific pieze of art, the best way reach the mountain top or where to eat the best lunch.

The desire to help others create their most memorable travel moments is the reason why our founder, Jan Rangul, decided to create Pick Your Day. The idea came when he asked his daughter what she remembered from all the travels they did while she was growing up. Her most vivid memory was from their visit to Turkey where they by coincident visit their drivers grandmother. She remembered with great fondness the hospitality they faced.

Jan has always been the seeker of the personal meeting when he travels and vividly tells the story when he stayed with the Masais in Kenya many years ago. Few will knock on a stangers door or know where to look for these very personal experiences. Pick Your Day will help you find these personal experiences.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day Team

Britain may not the country that springs to mind when talking about countries to travel to for the food. Over the years there has been made many jokes about the poor food and the lack of sophistication in the British kitchen. However, this has really changed and according to some they now have an enviable reputation and some of the world’s best chefs come from Britain. Even the editor of the Michelin guide recently admitted that London was poised to become the fine-dining capital of Europe according to Condé Nast Traveller.

What I personally like is the varied food scene in London. Being one of the most ethnically diverse cities worldwide you can literally eat your way around the world. Enjoy the traditional pub lunch or the afternoon tea, the many Michelin-starred restaurants or the gastropubs. There are many guides to the best places to eat in London.

To get a more personal taste of the varied food scene in London we offer a range of different food tours and cooking classes.

Check out our Food activities and Cooking classes in London.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day Team

London’s dark history is quite unique and makes a visit even more interesting for those interested in the somewhat bloodier side to history.

The reason for this shady side to London’s history is partially the fact that it’s a very old town that has been highly populated and overcrowded. It has suffered from great poverty and its people have committed some of the worst crimes in history. One of the best known unsolved crimes are the identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer who killed at least 5 prostitutes in the White Chapel area in 1888. Learn more about him on this interesting walk.

It has survived mad monarchs, plagues and the Great Fire of London. Many millions have lived and died in the old city, and every square inch holds memories and experiences of the former citizens, many of whom roam the city. Learn more about this on the London Bridge Ghost Tour.

London has the reputation for being the most haunted capital in the world. Understandably the pubs around London have often been at the centre of the many stories of haunting throughout the years. Join the Haunted London Pub Tour to find out more.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day team

Christmas is the season of the year where it is busy for all types of travel.

Where does everyone go? Visiting family or on vacation?

Many people like Christmas to be the same every year, same destination, same food, same people. It is the Christmas is tradition, doing the same as last year.

Others, like me, like to do different things in the holiday season. I have celebrated Christmas in Asia, Africa and different destinations in Europe. When I am home in Norway I love skiing at Christmas. To be outside the few hours of daylight and if we are lucky there is starry clear sky with spectacular northern lights. That is a perfect Christmas night for me!

I celebrated Christmas on a beautiful beach in Thailand, sitting outside with my toes in the sand and listening to the sea while having Christmas dinner. This was truly a memory for life!

I have celebrated Christmas in Austria, with beautiful white Alps, church bells ringing and joining the Christmas midnight mass. I will never forget the beautiful sight when I came out of the church at midnight, the atmosphere was amazing.

In South Africa I celebrated Christmas listening lions roar while watching the starry sky. What a great memory!

For me is Christmas a beautiful starry sky combined with an activity, what is Christmas for you?

Read about a great destination to see northern light

 

~Kristin from the Pick Your Day Team

Not found the perfect Christmas gift yet?

What can you buy for the one who has everything? 

We believe the best Christmas present is something you can do together. 

There's nothing is like sharing memories! 

Even if you are not able to join the activity, it is a great surprise to get a present which gives a new experience. 

 

Check out at all the exciting and interesting activities you can find on www.pickyourday.com

For the best Christmas present ever!

 

 

 

Nairobi

Have you ever been to Nairobi? When you think of Nairobi and Kenya I believe the majority imagine safari and nice beaches, which is true! However, there is even more….

It is great to meet locals when you are new in town! We have localists who can safely show you the sights. Maybe you would like to experience a local market, join the local nightlife or learn how to make a local dish? 

When you are in Nairobi you do not have to travel far to see wildlife, our localists can bring you on a safari to see the big cats, colorful birdlife and see the elephants

We have amazing localist all over the world. In Kenya, you can for example meet Daniel, a localist with a big heart. He can bring you on guided tours or a day as a volunteer in the Kawangware slum in Nairobi. Daniel wants to raise social awareness and let you experience the happiness among the inhabitants. A day to learn and remember!

Pick Your Day wants you to create memories.

~Kristin at PickYourDay 

Easter is nearly upon us and there’s one thing we’ve been doing a lot around these parts recently - we’ve been dying for some chocolate!

We’ve also been having a blast updating the website to make it easier to use.

You might have seen out of the corner of your eye a few words here and there on the site light up and glitter with their sparkly newness, or a few typos disappear like little ghostly word-ships in the night.

With Easter fast approaching like a running rabbit we’re hopping -I mean hoping- to have something new for you all to see very soon, but for now, we’ve been wondering: what are your favourite kinds of chocolate?

At one point in my chocolate-laden life it was clear to me that milk chocolate was the best and most preferable chocolate in the world, then along came white chocolate and set the record straight with one bite, then Galaxy chocolate seemed to descend from the starry chocolate heavens and settle the debate.

Even though I have convinced myself that the people behind Galaxy chocolate must be miracle workers, a box of colourful Thornton’s will regularly make me doubt, and Lindt’s tasty spherical globes of chocolatey genius will make me think thrice.

I’m sure our Localists could show me the real way to make chocolate with an activity or two. It would be the perfect time to find something over the Easter break with all this sunny weather we’ve been having in London recently.

Although we can’t stop thinking about chocolate, we have managed to create a new and completely free service to support all Localists, we have also improved many of the wonderfully creative activities in sunny Lisbon, and the fun categories for activities in London.

We hope you all have a chocolate-filled Easter, and we can’t wait to show you all the cool features that are coming soon to the site!

Treat yourself to the tastiest chocolates in London

 

 

 

With one of London’s top football teams, Manchester United, managing to reach the Europa Semi-Finals for this Thursday’s action-packed match with Celta Vigo at 7:30pm this Thursday 4th May 2017, we thought we’d let you know how many amazing British football teams come from London.

Even in 2017, there are thirteen teams that play in the professional leagues that call London home, and five have managed to reach the world-famous Premier League, and eight in the Football League – the oldest football competition in the world.

It’s going to be one hell of a match for London’s reds this Thursday - whose last major trophy they have yet to win is for the Europa League.

You can watch or listen to all the drama, suspense, and excitement at 7:30pm on:

BT Sport 2, BT sport Live Streaming, BBC Radio 5 Live. 

It’s going to be a good one!

 

Meet Manchester United Fan and Experience a Local Game

Meet Local footballer and Manchester United Fan

PickYourDay was 1 of only 100 international guests invited to The Great Indian Travel Bazaar of 2017 - we feel very happy and privileged to be included.
What a great event! We found that Jaipur is an amazing Indian city with colourful markets, stunning palaces and a rich culture. We made a lot of exciting contacts, and look forward to offering you the best from incredible India.
India offers a luxurious, royal-level service at a low cost, along with exciting safaris, unforgettable trekking, amazing architecture, high mountain peaks, deserts with incredible star-packed skies at night, tropical areas which look like the garden of Eden, and beautiful sandy beaches. With PickYourDay, you can pick exactly what you’d love to experience!
With e-visas available for most countries these days, it's now easier than ever to travel to India. PickYourDay will have new and exciting activities in India nearly every day in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for them while you’re looking for your upcoming adventure. For any specific wishes - drop us an email and we'll be happy to make it happen.
PickYourDay will make your dreams of India come true!
 

What are your wishes for 2017?
Would you like to meet new people, make new friends?
Would you like to share your knowledge or passion?
Would you like to make some extra money?

We are looking for nice welcoming people who would like to share their knowledge with others.

Pick Your Day is the platform where the woman or man next door can offer those genuine experiences; anything from local cuisine, visit a home, city tour, biking, hiking or sharing your knowledge/hobby. Our concept is for tourists seeking new adventures and locals who would try something new in their own neighbourhood.

You can have a look at https://pickyourday.com/getstarted or mail support@pickyourday.com 

Could it be you?

Best wishes from the Pick Your Day team

This year has been a very exciting year for us and we are well prepared for 2017.
 
All of us in the Pick Your Day team love to travel and experience our beautiful world. We would like to make it easy for you to experience the diversity of cultures, people and activities – and learn something new. There are so many great activities to choose from!
 
We are here for you, if you have a dream  we will do our best to make it come true. Please contact support@pickyourday.com and we will do our best to find the perfect activity for you.
 
We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

 

One of my favourite times to enjoy London is just before Christmas. Seeing London decorated with lights and beautiful Christmas decorations gets me in the right mood. Listening to Christmas carols, visiting markets and trying local treats all bring the Christmas spirit to life.  Having hot chocolate at a nice café and watching people from all over the world Christmas shopping warms me up in the cold weather.

I would take a tour with our localist Harry. He can take us to the hidden gems, so we can discover the real London outside the tourist traps.  He can show us which local pubs serve a seasonal lunch in front of a crackling log fire. We can buy special Christmas presents from a Christmas market.  Having a chance to experience the real holiday spirit with a wonderful day in a great city is so special, warm and welcoming.
Read more

And since it’s almost Christmas, I would treat myself to a three-hour food tour with Rizalie.  What a different way to get an insight of British culture!  Trying all the local British treats with a passionate food guide!
Read more

I would like to step out of the tourist traps with a localist like John and Rizalie for an exciting time. I believe it’s time to see different sides to London

See all our activities in London

~Kristin from the Pick Your Day Team

 

 

London is one of the most visited cities in the world for a good reason. The city has a long and fascinating history, and it is known as the cultural capital of the world with its renowned theatre quarter, the many great museums and exhibitions, concert halls, rock scenes and festivals. I also believe that the ethnic and religious diverse population contributes to this status.

My favorites
I have always loved speakers corner. Yes, there are indeed many absurd discussions and some opinions it is quite hard to relate to, but with its long tradition I find it very interesting. The historic sites and monumental buildings are hard to ignore and my favorite is The Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. If you like nature photography, like me, I recommend Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum. 

Find your favorites
With the great variety of things to do in London it can be overwhelming and hard to find the activities best suites for you. In addition there is a lot more to the city than the traditional sites and some activities may be a little harder to come by than others. Our locals in London offer a wide range of activities that will show you a different side to this magnificent city – check out our activities in London.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day Team

Most of us have traveled to many countries and places around the world. But what moments have really affected you, changed the way you perceive the world, or will stay with you as the greatest moments of your life?

There are many reasons why moments in our lives stick to our mind. Very often these moments are connected to the people we meet along the way. People that has a different way of life and background that makes their lives so different from our own. Or sometimes it is because their local knowledge helps you understand the history, what is special about a specific pieze of art, the best way reach the mountain top or where to eat the best lunch.

The desire to help others create their most memorable travel moments is the reason why our founder, Jan Rangul, decided to create Pick Your Day. The idea came when he asked his daughter what she remembered from all the travels they did while she was growing up. Her most vivid memory was from their visit to Turkey where they by coincident visit their drivers grandmother. She remembered with great fondness the hospitality they faced.

Jan has always been the seeker of the personal meeting when he travels and vividly tells the story when he stayed with the Masais in Kenya many years ago. Few will knock on a stangers door or know where to look for these very personal experiences. Pick Your Day will help you find these personal experiences.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day Team

Britain may not the country that springs to mind when talking about countries to travel to for the food. Over the years there has been made many jokes about the poor food and the lack of sophistication in the British kitchen. However, this has really changed and according to some they now have an enviable reputation and some of the world’s best chefs come from Britain. Even the editor of the Michelin guide recently admitted that London was poised to become the fine-dining capital of Europe according to Condé Nast Traveller.

What I personally like is the varied food scene in London. Being one of the most ethnically diverse cities worldwide you can literally eat your way around the world. Enjoy the traditional pub lunch or the afternoon tea, the many Michelin-starred restaurants or the gastropubs. There are many guides to the best places to eat in London.

To get a more personal taste of the varied food scene in London we offer a range of different food tours and cooking classes.

Check out our Food activities and Cooking classes in London.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day Team

London’s dark history is quite unique and makes a visit even more interesting for those interested in the somewhat bloodier side to history.

The reason for this shady side to London’s history is partially the fact that it’s a very old town that has been highly populated and overcrowded. It has suffered from great poverty and its people have committed some of the worst crimes in history. One of the best known unsolved crimes are the identity of Jack the Ripper, the serial killer who killed at least 5 prostitutes in the White Chapel area in 1888. Learn more about him on this interesting walk.

It has survived mad monarchs, plagues and the Great Fire of London. Many millions have lived and died in the old city, and every square inch holds memories and experiences of the former citizens, many of whom roam the city. Learn more about this on the London Bridge Ghost Tour.

London has the reputation for being the most haunted capital in the world. Understandably the pubs around London have often been at the centre of the many stories of haunting throughout the years. Join the Haunted London Pub Tour to find out more.

~Christine from the Pick Your Day team

Christmas is the season of the year where it is busy for all types of travel.

Where does everyone go? Visiting family or on vacation?

Many people like Christmas to be the same every year, same destination, same food, same people. It is the Christmas is tradition, doing the same as last year.

Others, like me, like to do different things in the holiday season. I have celebrated Christmas in Asia, Africa and different destinations in Europe. When I am home in Norway I love skiing at Christmas. To be outside the few hours of daylight and if we are lucky there is starry clear sky with spectacular northern lights. That is a perfect Christmas night for me!

I celebrated Christmas on a beautiful beach in Thailand, sitting outside with my toes in the sand and listening to the sea while having Christmas dinner. This was truly a memory for life!

I have celebrated Christmas in Austria, with beautiful white Alps, church bells ringing and joining the Christmas midnight mass. I will never forget the beautiful sight when I came out of the church at midnight, the atmosphere was amazing.

In South Africa I celebrated Christmas listening lions roar while watching the starry sky. What a great memory!

For me is Christmas a beautiful starry sky combined with an activity, what is Christmas for you?

Read about a great destination to see northern light

 

~Kristin from the Pick Your Day Team

Not found the perfect Christmas gift yet?

What can you buy for the one who has everything? 

We believe the best Christmas present is something you can do together. 

There's nothing is like sharing memories! 

Even if you are not able to join the activity, it is a great surprise to get a present which gives a new experience. 

 

Check out at all the exciting and interesting activities you can find on www.pickyourday.com

For the best Christmas present ever!

 

 

 

Nairobi

Have you ever been to Nairobi? When you think of Nairobi and Kenya I believe the majority imagine safari and nice beaches, which is true! However, there is even more….

It is great to meet locals when you are new in town! We have localists who can safely show you the sights. Maybe you would like to experience a local market, join the local nightlife or learn how to make a local dish? 

When you are in Nairobi you do not have to travel far to see wildlife, our localists can bring you on a safari to see the big cats, colorful birdlife and see the elephants

We have amazing localist all over the world. In Kenya, you can for example meet Daniel, a localist with a big heart. He can bring you on guided tours or a day as a volunteer in the Kawangware slum in Nairobi. Daniel wants to raise social awareness and let you experience the happiness among the inhabitants. A day to learn and remember!

Pick Your Day wants you to create memories.

~Kristin at PickYourDay 

Easter is nearly upon us and there’s one thing we’ve been doing a lot around these parts recently - we’ve been dying for some chocolate!

We’ve also been having a blast updating the website to make it easier to use.

You might have seen out of the corner of your eye a few words here and there on the site light up and glitter with their sparkly newness, or a few typos disappear like little ghostly word-ships in the night.

With Easter fast approaching like a running rabbit we’re hopping -I mean hoping- to have something new for you all to see very soon, but for now, we’ve been wondering: what are your favourite kinds of chocolate?

At one point in my chocolate-laden life it was clear to me that milk chocolate was the best and most preferable chocolate in the world, then along came white chocolate and set the record straight with one bite, then Galaxy chocolate seemed to descend from the starry chocolate heavens and settle the debate.

Even though I have convinced myself that the people behind Galaxy chocolate must be miracle workers, a box of colourful Thornton’s will regularly make me doubt, and Lindt’s tasty spherical globes of chocolatey genius will make me think thrice.

I’m sure our Localists could show me the real way to make chocolate with an activity or two. It would be the perfect time to find something over the Easter break with all this sunny weather we’ve been having in London recently.

Although we can’t stop thinking about chocolate, we have managed to create a new and completely free service to support all Localists, we have also improved many of the wonderfully creative activities in sunny Lisbon, and the fun categories for activities in London.

We hope you all have a chocolate-filled Easter, and we can’t wait to show you all the cool features that are coming soon to the site!

Treat yourself to the tastiest chocolates in London

 

 

 

With one of London’s top football teams, Manchester United, managing to reach the Europa Semi-Finals for this Thursday’s action-packed match with Celta Vigo at 7:30pm this Thursday 4th May 2017, we thought we’d let you know how many amazing British football teams come from London.

Even in 2017, there are thirteen teams that play in the professional leagues that call London home, and five have managed to reach the world-famous Premier League, and eight in the Football League – the oldest football competition in the world.

It’s going to be one hell of a match for London’s reds this Thursday - whose last major trophy they have yet to win is for the Europa League.

You can watch or listen to all the drama, suspense, and excitement at 7:30pm on:

BT Sport 2, BT sport Live Streaming, BBC Radio 5 Live. 

It’s going to be a good one!

 

Meet Manchester United Fan and Experience a Local Game

Meet Local footballer and Manchester United Fan

PickYourDay was 1 of only 100 international guests invited to The Great Indian Travel Bazaar of 2017 - we feel very happy and privileged to be included.
What a great event! We found that Jaipur is an amazing Indian city with colourful markets, stunning palaces and a rich culture. We made a lot of exciting contacts, and look forward to offering you the best from incredible India.
India offers a luxurious, royal-level service at a low cost, along with exciting safaris, unforgettable trekking, amazing architecture, high mountain peaks, deserts with incredible star-packed skies at night, tropical areas which look like the garden of Eden, and beautiful sandy beaches. With PickYourDay, you can pick exactly what you’d love to experience!
With e-visas available for most countries these days, it's now easier than ever to travel to India. PickYourDay will have new and exciting activities in India nearly every day in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for them while you’re looking for your upcoming adventure. For any specific wishes - drop us an email and we'll be happy to make it happen.
PickYourDay will make your dreams of India come true!