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Free Lodging in Sevilla via Home Exchange Hospitality

We’ve arrived in Sevilla, yet another super cute and friendly Spanish city, with delicious food, gorgeous architecture, and an abundance of beautiful churches. And in this city we have the added benefit of the hospitality of some friends we met through home exchange.

What’s in Your Wallet (when traveling internationally)?

There is no reason to waste your money paying banks and credit card companies to access your own money when traveling internationally. This post includes tips and tricks to avoid fees and some of my recommendations for security and identification. I don’t carry much in my wallet when I travel, that way there’s less to steal or lose […]

Bilbao Free Lodging with Hotel Points

This week we’re staying in Bilbao, in the north of Spain, at a nice Holiday Inn hotel for free. We’re just here for three nights, and I wasn’t able to find anyone to do a home exchange for the dates we wanted (even offering my home for a week or two in exchange). Fortunately I’ve saved […]

Sharing Economy Travel News week of September 27

This week I came across a few interesting news items across the travel spectrum in the sharing economy. In the arena of peer to peer meals, EatWith raised $8M. This sector of the sharing economy is an innovative way for people to experience new cuisines and interact with locals while traveling. In the peer to peer […]

Saving Money Ride Sharing in Spain

For a day trip from Barcelona to Girona it’s pretty easy to take the train. There’s even a fast train that cuts the trip time down to about 38 minutes. It costs 15.90 Euro one way if you want to do something tricky like also visit the Dali museum in nearby Figueres (buying a standard round trip […]

Staying Connected while Traveling: Should You Switch to T-Mobile?

If you live in the United States you know that T-Mobile offers cheap cell phone service. And within the U.S. you get what you pay for: cell coverage that’s not great. But if you travel internationally T-Mobile has really changed the game by offering free texting and data service in over 120 countries, and calls for […]

Barcelona Home Exchange Report: Free is Fabulous

I’m relaxing in the living room of my two bedroom apartment after a day of touring around Barcelona.  This place is in a very central location and so far I’ve been able to walk everywhere. In addition to the usual amenities of someone’s home (fully stocked kitchen, nice bathroom, cable TV, comfy bed, laundry), this flat also […]

Oh Hey I Started Tweeting

Check it out at the bottom of the page; my recent tweets are now in a feed in the footer to this website. You can start following me and get more of ShareTraveler every day (or whenever I have something tweet-worthy to say). Back when I started this website/blog I secured the Twitter account of […]

Free Month of Lodging in Spain Through Home Exchange (mostly)

I’m excited to be heading to Spain, and even more excited to be taking this trip without paying for lodging anywhere in the country. Here’s the basic outline of how we’re visiting 6 cities over a month in the country without spending any money on hotels. 

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