I recently went on a backpacking trip and re-discovered the value of super light (which is also super expensive) gear. Somewhere along the many miles of hiking I started thinking about the sharing economy as a way to rent better gear through some of the peer to peer gear-focused startups.
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Tours and guided activities can be a fun way to explore while traveling. These services are traditionally offered by commercial tour companies, but in recent years there have been a number of attempts to create a peer to peer travel experience marketplace. Most of the startups in this space have either changed business models and moved into something […]
A newcomer to the sharing economy is meal hosting. So new in fact that as I was researching companies offering this service I found that about half the companies mentioned in articles over the past 2 years are no longer around. And the ones that do exist pretty much all got their start in 2012 […]