Travel adventures in the sharing economy

Information and reviews on travel-related sharing economy services

  • Lodging

    Home exchange, hospitality, rentals and more: find free or cheap lodging for your next trip

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  • Transportation

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

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  • Food & Fun

    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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Comparative Data Tables

For people who like looking at data, I’ve created sortable and searchable tables comparing options:

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Torres del Paine – details from my trip backpacking the O

This is the first in a series of 3 posts I’m doing on my Torres del Paine backpacking trip. It’s not my usual sharing economy topic but I think I have some useful info that will help others. And even if you don’t plan on ever visiting this park, perhaps you’ll enjoy a few of […]

Why I bought travel insurance for the first time

I was inspired to revisit the idea of buying travel insurance for a recent eight-day backpacking trip. I’ve written about my argument against travel insurance for home exchanges, and insurance in general in the sharing economy. I’ve never been convinced it’s a good investment. Most of my trips are very low cost. I use miles to […]

Get paid to carpool with the Hytch app

Hytch Rewards is a new app launched by Nissan to encourage ridesharing. It’s currently available only in Tennessee, where Nissan has it’s North American headquarters. The concept is pretty neat. You use the app to track shared rides with other users, but no money changes hands. This really is carpooling, but with rewards. For every […]

A brief hiatus

I’ve been writing regular posts for this website for several years now. I think I’ve published at least 2 posts a week consistently since starting. But this past month I’ve fallen off a bit. I’ve just been super busy preparing for a trip. And then I’m going to be traveling for three weeks and unable […]

Peer to Peer Travel News – February 2018

These days new sharing economy travel companies launch every week, and I sometimes discover established businesses that I had missed. All of these get added to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services. Here’s the summary for February. I didn’t post one for January as that was a slow news month.

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