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 comparative data, I’ve created sortable and searchable tables comparing options:

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How to Pick the Home Exchange Network that’s best for you

I get a lot of reader questions that go something like this: “I live on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. I really want to do a home exchange to Wichita Kansas. Can you tell me which home exchange network I should join to find someone in Kansas who will want to come […]

Peer to Peer Adventure Gear 2016 Obituaries

I’m taking a break from travel right now after a very busy 2016. I do have a few weekend trips planned for this winter, but mostly not involving home exchanges or other peer-to-peer services since I’m just visiting family and friends. This might make for slightly less exciting posts if you’re reading this site for the reviews […]

Peer-to-Peer tour company obituaries for 2016

Generally I post a monthly review of new peer-to-peer travel businesses, but starting fresh in 2017 I decided to clean up my database on these businesses and remove any that have stopped providing services. In the area of Food and Fun (tours, meals, and meetups with other travelers or locals) I saw 14 new companies come […]

2016 Year in Review for ShareTraveler

I took a look at the 2016 year end statistics for ShareTraveler.com and summed things up here. Readership has grown steadily over the past three years. In 2016 I had almost 90,000 views and over 40,000 visitors. Comments also doubled each year compared to the previous year.

How many points is your home worth?

I’ve been thinking about point valuation of homes this year as I did a lot of my house swaps using the points-based system of exchange. My swaps were primarily on two networks: LoveHomeSwap and GuesttoGuest, and both sites allow members to set the points value of a night their home. As a result there is a lot […]

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