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    From ridesharing to crowdsourced delivery, cheap options for getting to your destination and getting around once you are there

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    Find all the fun stuff: enjoy a hike, meal, or adventure hosted by a local, or rent a boat or other gear at your destination

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Peer to Peer Gear Rental Overview

There are a handful of companies that I know about offering peer to peer travel gear rentals and I’ve seen a number of new businesses coming on the scene in this space in the past two years. It’s an interesting model: instead of traveling with that large and hard-to-transport gear, or stuff you rarely use and don’t need to […]

AirBnb buys Peer-to-Peer tour company Trip4Real

Over the past few years AirBnb has been slowly moving into the peer-to-peer tours and activities space, allowing select members to offer tours that are offered to people when they book a place to stay with AirBnb. This is a logical extension of AirBnb’s peer to peer rental lodging business. People making bookings with AirBnb are mostly tourists, […]

Pros and Cons of Hosted Home Exchanges

Home exchanges come in a few different flavors. One that I haven’t talked much about is the hosted home exchange where you stay with someone while they are home. This can be done two ways: one is where someone hosts you with the promise that you will host them in the future. Basically a version of […]

Your Local Cousin: Getting Advice from a Local for a Trip to Santiago

Last year I wrote about Your Local Cousin, a website devoted to helping travelers get custom advice from locals. Since that report the website was relaunched, new features added, and new locals engaged. So I decided it was time to try it out again when I booked a trip to Santiago for a week. I’d be […]

Freebird Launches Social Rental Lodging Site for People over 50

On September 3 The Freebird Club announced it’s launch of a social travel club for people over 50. Membership is currently a one-time fee of €25 for hosts and guests. The site offers hosted peer-to-peer rental lodging with an emphasis on the social nature of the hosting.

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