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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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Traveling on the Cheap: Japan Case Study

I travel a lot, and I spend very little money on my travels. A big chunk of the savings comes from stuff I write about on this website: home exchanges for free lodging, ridesharing for cheap transportation, crowdsourced delivery to pick up some extra cash or other useful services (like a ride from the airport), […]

Turo for Motorcycles: an interview with the Riders Share founder

Riders Share is a peer-to-peer motorcycle rental network. Launched in 2016, they offer a service that is unique in the realm of sharing economy rentals: there are plenty of car sharing businesses, but very little in the motorcycle space. Riders Share caught my eye because I know some people who love to ride and who often talk about renting […]

Airmule offering bonus for deliveries to China

Airmule is a crowdsourced delivery company that allows travelers to earn some money by carrying stuff in their luggage. In a recent email sent to early adopters they noted big demand for deliveries to Beijing from the United States. In response to this demand Airmule is offering a $50 referral bonus for every delivery to Beijing by new […]

Shypp.it Shut Down: Legal Perils of Crowdsourced Delivery

The Shypp.it crowdsourced delivery service has only been around for 15 months, but they just announced the business is shutting down. The explanation is interesting: the company is based in Germany and they ran into problems with German banking law around how they were holding shyppers’ money in escrow. I really like the system of social shipping […]

Flexibility Makes it Easy to Find a Home Exchange

I almost always plan my trips before I start looking for a home exchange. Either I’m going to be somewhere for an event (i.e. visiting family for a holiday) or I’m going to be somewhere for specific dates and I’ve already booked free award flights for the trip. This means I have to find a home exchange […]

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