Our community is built
on trust and honesty,
so we don't like members to hide
We belive in people. We believe in heroes who love their city and are willing to share their own story.
We always contact with every new hero during the approval process of publishing an activity proposal.
We foster meetings to experience the destinations in a different way and those meeting are arranged in the our Web site.
We also believe having a member's real name empowers to do independent research before meeting in-person. Completing as much information as you can about you is one basic rule to keep everyone honest, visible and safe. That's why we're encouraging members to use your real names and complete your Passports as much as you can.
In addition everyone in the community can ask for a recomendation, so you can create your own references, this is very useful both as a traveler and as Local Hero. The more references you have the easier will be to everyone to know and trust you.
and just remember to treat everyone like you would like to be treated.
A Local Hero is a great host, someone who has a lot to show off in their locale, they like to connect with different people and reveal their surroundings in their own way. A local hero seeks to share their style and their concerns and to always learn something new.
If you have your own way of showing off your neighborhood or city; if you know where to have dinner or secret places, those places that are not listed in traditional guidebooks; if you, too, with your undertakings, make your surroundings more interesting and you want to share your professional projects with travelers; if you belong to associations and cultural groups that work for a specific and local cause in your community, groups that, far from political definitions, opt for messages committed to individual initiative and the enhancement of local values... Then you too can be a local hero.
You can offer your own vision of your locale to those who visit and make connections with people who share your interests. This is an exchange system, you decide what you'd like to offer and what you expect in return: knowledge, entertainment ... You can also suggest a trade!
Nomaders generates dialogues between travelers and locals through experiences that enrich the lives of everyone involved: The traveler can experience the locale differently and more authentically while the locals can connect with travelers who share their style and their concerns and show them their surroundings in their own way.
To become a local hero merely complete a simple profile and formulate a proposal. Once we have validated your request you will be a local hero.
To publish a proposal you just have to complete your profile. From within your desktop you can access the "Heroes" area and you can start creating your proposal. If you have any questions about how to write it, get inspired by what other heroes are doing!
Because we want to offer the best possible service to our users and we would like all the proposals to be well written and within the guidelines of good behavior that we have defined.
If you're a hero, that is, if you have any proposals published, you will be visible to any user and can be contacted. This does not constitute a commitment on your part; you establish a private conversation with the traveler and decide what suits you best.
You can connect with anyone you like. You decide who are the people you really want to share your time with, because not everyone will be a perfect fit. You will have access to the public profile of the person who is contacting you and have an idea of your shared interests. You have no obligation whatsoever, but answering the messages that others send you is always appreciated.
After exchanging messages in which you can determine the appropriate time and place, the hero creates a meeting request which is sent to the traveler by email. Through this request, the traveler can accept or reject the meeting. That is, both parties must agree upon the decided date and time. It is important to arrange the meeting on our websire because the date and time of the meeting will be registered on the Web as part of your activity, and allows the traveler to review the experience and make useful comments for other travelers.
Your name, photo, bio, languages, membership date, if you're a hero, and your proposals. We do not show your email, nor your messages with other users, or details of your meetings. The opinions or recommendations you received will also be shown as a part of your profile.
Just fill in your profile as completely as possible. Think that the person with whom you want to contact you would also like to know more about you. It is best to have a profile that describes you sincerely and realistically.
In Nomaders there are no obligations: you set up the boundaries, both as travelers and as heroes. You will see how easy it is to communicate with the heroes and how they themselves will give their explanations on a case by case basis.
When a meeting is formalized within the system, we will send you an email with a link to evaluate the experience, which takes a couple of minutes. This evaluation may only be undertaken by people who have participated in a hero's proposal. Your opinions will be visible to the rest of the travelers so we ask that you respect the guidelines of good behavior on the website, even if your comments are not positive.
That depends on you. When you formulate a proposal you establish what you expect to receive from travelers. It's up to you. It can be an exchange of experiences, to practice a language or an opportunity for the travelers to bring you a souvenir from their city. In no way can the traveler or the hero try to establish any kind of economic payment as this is not a commercial business.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you.
If you meet with someone we expect that you will attend the meeting and if you get a message that you answer it. It's about creating community amongst everyone, with respect and courtesy.
If you ever decide that you don't want one of your proposals to be visible to travelers you can disable it. Your proposals will always be available to you and you can reactivate it whenever you consider it opportune.
The proposal should be well written. It should clearly state what is being offered so that it is attractive to other users. Think of something that allows the traveler to discover where you live in a special and personal way. Of course you must always respect the guidelines of good behavior.
Once you've finished writing your proposal, you can request its publication. If this is your first proposal we will contact you in order to get to know you better. Afterwards we will review it and, if it meets the necessary conditions of publication, it will soon be available on the web. Otherwise we will contact you so as to see how we can change your proposal together.
The opinions or recommendations of other users can help you in your decision. If the Hero you have contacted doesn't have evaluations or recommendations yet, take advantage of the option to communicate through messages to clarify all of your concerns with him or her.