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New Website Design

The new site it up and running! I’ve been working with a fabulous web developer to create a better site design: cleaner, easier to use and navigate (if you need to hire someone, I’m happy to provide referrals). There are still a few more things I want to implement, but check out the site and let […]

Peer to Peer Travel News – June 2016

More new sharing economy travel companies have launched recently, and I discovered a few established businesses to add to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services. Here’s the summary for June. Tours, Activities and Local Advice A new peer-to-peer travel service launched in Japan in April called LEVART which helps travelers find travel experiences and get help from […]

New Peer to Peer Travel Businesses May 2016

A few new companies have launched recently, and I’ve also discovered some more established businesses to add to my spreadsheet of sharing economy travel services. Here’s the summary for May. Cars and Rides MyCarYourRental – New Zealand peer to peer car rentals. Launched in 2016. Ryde – ridesharing app launched in 2014 in Singapore and […]

Peer-to-Peer Tours: News from early 2016

There’s a lot of money in tour services, and a growing segment involves peer-to-peer tours. Offering a different way of experiencing a city, with sharing economy tours you get to experience something special about your destination with a local. Instead of going out with a professional guide, usually peer-to-peer tours are with someone who isn’t doing the guiding […]

New Sharing Economy Listings for Journalists, Boating and Paris Tours

As regular readers know, I maintain a spreadsheet of all the peer-to-peer travel businesses I can find. This month I’ve got a few additions to report. Hostwriter is a unique (free!) organization connecting accredited journalists around the world for collaboration and lodging. The platform is focused on connecting journalists with one another for help with their work. This […]

New in Sharing Economy Travel Services: November spreadsheet updates

Every so often I like to sum up the new businesses I’ve added to my peer-to-peer travel businesses spreadsheet.  Yep, this is spreadsheet news! Today I have four new companies of interest to folks who want to save money on travel services and enjoy alternative experiences and possibly some quality interaction with locals. 

Compare And Share: a Website for all things Sharing Economy

There aren’t many websites devoted to talking about sharing economy services, a space I obviously find quite interesting. So I’ve been paying close attention to Compare & Share, a site that describes itself as “the comparison site for sharing” Of particular interest to me is their directory of sharing economy companies, which is significantly more […]

Support my Website

It’s a boring topic for a post, but I’ve been writing about sharing economy travel for about a year and a half now and I haven’t attempted to make any money off it. Which means this is actually a money losing operation, strictly speaking, since I pay for hosting. The truth is, I save a lot […]

More Sharing Economy Gear Rental and Guides

I’ve written about the emerging sharing economy market for travel gear rental. The idea is that you can travel without lugging all your adventure gear along, and just find locals at your destinations who want to make a few dollars by renting you their surfboard, skis, bike, tent, or other equipment. All of the companies […]

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