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First Boat Sharing App in Development

We Are On A Boat is a new iphone app providing a platform for people with boats to share the boating fun. The first boat sharing mobile app, We Are On A Boat is a peer to peer tool that encourages people to provide gifts and rewards towards the boating fun rather than payment (i.e. contributing a picnic lunch). Although […]

I Like Local: Peer to Peer Travel Experiences and Homestays

Another new entrant into the sharing economy of adventure activities, I Like Local offers a variation on the theme of peer to peer tour guides. Unlike other companies in the travel activity space, I Like Local includes homestays, farmstays, and volunteering opportunities as a significant portion of their offerings, and these are focused in Southeast Asia, a […]

Backpacking Trip: Better with Peer to Peer Adventure Gear

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.

Peer to Peer Tour Guides

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 […]

Share Meals with Locals

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 […]

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