When you visit a friend in a different city, they introduce you to their favorite places. Yokel is like that friend. 

We are the local experts that are here to help you make the most of your visit.

Yokel is your guide to columbus!

One of the best parts about traveling is finding those hidden local gems in every city you visit. Sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor will get you close, but what if you could actually speak one-on-one with someone who knows the ins, outs and what’s happenings of the city?

New platform Yokel looks to bridge that gap for travelers to Columbus.
— TheMetropreneur.com


1.  Connect with a Yokel by clicking the CONNECT button below and filling out the Traveler Questionnaire. There is no cost to you. We just need some information about you and your trip to get the party started.

2.  We will match you with the Yokel (i.e. local expert) best suited for your trip, and then send you an email introduction to the Yokel with a link to their profile so you can get to know a little about them. 

3.  The Yokel will provide you with a list of personalized recommendations for your trip: great food, hidden gems, must see/dos, how to get around...whatever you need to know. 

4. Have a great trip! We will send a follow-up email with our gratitude, a quick survey, and provide you an opportunity to tip your Yokel. 

We just need a some information to get started...

Click the CONNECT button to fill out the Yokel Traveler Questionnaire.


Save time. A lot of time and effort goes into planning a trip - even a weekend getaway. We keep a finger on the pulse of the city, so you don't have to spend hours researching where to eat, how to get around, or what to avoid.

Personalized & personal. Nothing beats a personal recommendation, especially when it comes from someone who takes the time to get to know you.

Expect the unexpected, but don't count on it. When you travel to a new city without a plan, then you leave a lot to chance. We believe that when you have a good plan you are more likely to have a positive and memorable experience.


We are at the very beginning of this journey, so we are starting in the place we call home - Columbus, Ohio. You could say we are thinking globally, but testing locally. We hope to be perfect right out of the gate but this is a Beta, so our goal right now is just to get a little better each day.

If you are interested in becoming a Yokel, then go to Become a Yokel to learn more.

In the meantime, tell us what you love about your city (e.g. #NASHVILLE) and the hashtag #CITYYOKEL