About us

About us

Like A Local Guide is a website and mobile app that helps travellers find cool and cosy spots where locals like to spend their time. Tips are added by real locals who live and love their cities. 

It’s also a marketplace where (a) locals can offer, and (b) travellers can book authentic local experiences. Neighbourhood walks, traditional dinners, nights out on the town – you name it.

The idea was born in 2012 when Kalev Külaase, a seasoned world traveller, decided he’d had enough of guidebooks being too formal and too wrong. He boldly quit his day job to channel his experience into creating a guide that would help its users dive deep into the local way of life. 

Kalev soon teamed up with whirlwind adventurer and travel entrepreneur Ülane Vilumets to change the face of travel – one city at a time.

Their grassroots project has since grown into a global community of likeminded locals and treasure trove of tips for hundreds of cities around the world.


The Team

   
Kalev Külaase
Founder & CEO 
  Ülane Vilumets
Founder & COO
  Mike Hoolehan
Co-Founder & CTO


 

 

Kris Härsing
Customer Happiness &
Content Manager
  Jessica Braz
Editor-in-Chief
  Lauri Eskor
iOS Developer

 
 
Gerit Tiirik
Designer 
  Burak Özdemir
Web Developer / Intern
 


 

 


The Paper Maps Team       


   
Kalev Külaase
Founder & CEO 
  Ülane Vilumets
Founder & COO
  Gerit Tiirik
Designer

 

 

Kris Härsing
Project Manager
  Jessica Braz
Editor-in-Chief
  Mihkel Leis
Partner Relations (Tallinn)

 

 

Darius Gabrilavicius
Partner Relations (Vilnius)
  Lauris Plume
Partner Relations (Riga)