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Peer to Peer Travel News – April 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 April.

Selling unused travel to strangers

Stuck with an airline travel voucher that expires this year but you’ve already booked all your trips? Or maybe you have a vacation booking you can’t use? Some of these travel purchases can be transferred to other people. For these cases, TransferTravel is a new business facilitating buying and selling unused travel.  They launched in 2016 and […]

Torres del Paine packing list suggestions

I find packing lists super helpful when planning my travels. I have a bunch of generic ones I copy from, depending on the type of trip I’m taking. One for hot climates, one for cold climates, etc. But I don’t have a generic backpacking list because each trip is very different. Also because I just […]

Peer to Peer Travel News – March 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 March.

Torres del Paine backpacking – Important things to know

There are a lot of things I wish I had known before setting out on my 8 day backpacking trip around Torres del Paine. Here I’ve summed up basic stuff I think every hiker should know in advance. Some of these points I found on other blogs, some I didn’t know until I got there. […]

Torres del Paine – details from my trip backpacking the O

This is the first in a series of 3 posts I’m doing on my Torres del Paine backpacking trip. It’s not my usual sharing economy topic but I think I have some useful info that will help others. And even if you don’t plan on ever visiting this park, perhaps you’ll enjoy a few of […]

Why I bought travel insurance for the first time

I was inspired to revisit the idea of buying travel insurance for a recent eight-day backpacking trip. I’ve written about my argument against travel insurance for home exchanges, and insurance in general in the sharing economy. I’ve never been convinced it’s a good investment. Most of my trips are very low cost. I use miles to […]

A brief hiatus

I’ve been writing regular posts for this website for several years now. I think I’ve published at least 2 posts a week consistently since starting. But this past month I’ve fallen off a bit. I’ve just been super busy preparing for a trip. And then I’m going to be traveling for three weeks and unable […]

Peer to Peer Travel News – February 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 February. I didn’t post one for January as that was a slow news month.

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