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TOURS BY LOCALS - review of guides?

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TOURS BY LOCALS - review of guides?

We want to book a Vancouver tour and were originally thinking of the Trolley tour. Then we read about Tours by Locals that have chapters in all major world cities. It sounded more personal and informative than the bigger companies. Did one similar in NYC with a volunteer who lives in the city. He was awesome, answered all our questions and took us to some non-touristy spots too. Wanted to hear from locals who have sent friends there.

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I'm a local who has enthusiastically sent friends there when I don't have time to tour them around myself. :) But (BIG but!) I also do some writing for the company, so I am not an unbiased source of info. Have you looked at the reviews for ToursByLocals on TripAdvisor? I believe Paul Melhus was reviewed recently - he's not only a Vancouver guide; he's also the company President.

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I am writing to Thank Paul Melhus for this wonderful opportunity he has presented to guides all over the world, maybe passion drove him but He has put food on the table in many homes through Guides and through tips which are supposed to be donated.

I am A guide with toursbylocals In Nairobi Kenya And I am proud to be associated with TBL. I am full of praise because if all guides went through the same evaluation as I did then travellers shouldn't worry in their hands. Bon Voyage in all your travels in 2012! cheers!

Edited: 7:54 am, January 17, 2012
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