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Information and reviews on travel-related sharing economy services

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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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Call for information from home exchange networks

Every year I update my spreadsheet of all the home exchange networks in the world. And one of the biggest challenges is getting accurate membership numbers for each network. Some websites do not display this information to non-members. And even for members this is sometimes hard to calculate. But I have found that most house […]

Bike Sharing for Efficient City Transport

There’s a new service rolling out in a few cities in the U.S. and Canada called dockless bike sharing. This isn’t a peer-to-peer service. But it is an efficient use of resources. First started in China, and very popular there, dockless bike sharing involves using an app to find a nearby bike, unlock it, and […]

Peer-to-Peer tours veer into commercial offerings

I love the idea of tours by local non-professional guides. People who just offer to take visitors out to see some of their favorite sights. There are a growing number companies offering peer-to-peer tours. But there is a big challenge: How to ensure the tours and experiences offered are of good quality. I wrote about […]

Roadie’s Road to Profitability in Crowdsourced Shipping

Americans who like to take road trips could be making extra money off the empty space in their cars. Roadie is counting on building interest in this form of crowdsourced delivery.  Roadie launched their peer to peer shipping platform in 2015. And unlike most other social shipping startups, Roadie secured a lot of funding. When I […]

Cautiously testing home exchange with points – reader story

This reader story is from the same author as the first one I published last week. Etienne is an experienced house swapper from France, and an ambassador for GuesttoGuest. In late 2014, I was still doing only reciprocal swaps through free websites like Geenee or Switchome. But I was looking for a new experience, to […]

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