Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is Rayka? 

Rayka is a social travel app, where friends, travelers, and celebrities share their favorite places to go all around the world. Travelers can use Rayka to more easily find the best restaurants, bars, and things to do through personalized recommendations, rather than biased 1-5 star reviews. 

2. What does Rayka mean? 

Rayka refers to the Icelandic word for ‘Wander’, like the capital city Reykjavik. We are passionate about exploration and discovering new places, and through Rayka you can #exploresocially with others. 

2. When does Rayka launch?

It will be available for download on Apple devices in January of 2019! We have a beta version if you’d like to try it out 🙂

3. How is Rayka different than Yelp or TripAdvisor?

Firstly, Rayka is personal recommendations, rather than flawed 1-5 star reviews. With Rayka, you can follow other travelers, your friends, and top travelers and celebrities to find their favorite places to go. 

4. What are lists on Rayka?

Users can create lists of favorite places: such as “My Favorite Cities,” “The Best Brunch Spots in NYC,” “Favorite Hikes in New Zealand,” etc. Lists better organize favorite places based on location and category. 

5. How do I join the app?

We launch in January of 2019 on iOS!

6. How do I use the app?

Follow other travelers or friends, or scroll through the feed to see the most recent from like-minded travelers. We’ll also feature trending favorites and lists around the world, as well as allow you to add favorites and lists of your own around the world. 

7. How do I find out more information or get help?

We would love to help or answer any questions! Email us at [email protected], or visit our contact page for more help. We’d also encourage anyone to reach out if you are interested in joining our growing team, or if you have any ideas / feedback / suggestions for the app itself.