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

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Managing your home guidebook

A growing number of people are hosting guests in their home through platforms like Airbnb, home exchanges, couchsurfing, or housesitting. And this means lots of guests who need to know house rules, where to find stuff, and how basic things work. Some hosts just put out a single sheet of paper with the wifi password […]

Website redesign help wanted

It’s time to start thinking about revamping my website. It’s been a few years since the last re-design. And inevitably the content becomes less organized and the usability less optimal. So I’m looking for help in a few ways: Do you have thoughts about how to better organize ShareTraveler.com? Have you tried to find some […]

How much does home exchange cost?

Some home exchange networks are free. Some charge an annual fee. And others have more complicated pricing models, like a cost per night stayed. My post on the change in pricing model by Guest to Guest resulted in some interesting comments that led me to dig into pricing for home exchange networks more generally. You […]

Peer to Peer Travel News – July 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 June and July. CarryMates – a new entrant into the crowdsourced delivery market, CarryMates is still in closed beta. You can read more about […]

ThirdHome Review – August 2018

Review date: August 2018 ThirdHome.com Year founded: 2010 $2500 initiation fee + $395-1295/stay Specialty: Vacation homes >$500k in value English only 10,000 members While ThirdHome claims over 10,000 member properties, but has about 1500 weeks available for swapping at any given time. I’m not sure how that works out, perhaps there are only really 1500 […]

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