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Travel Technology: Review of TPG To Go

TPG To Go is a new phone app from The Points Guy that will help you figure out which credit cards to use to maximize bonuses. It can be downloaded for either iphone or android. There are some aspects of this app that are really sophisticated and useful, and some aspects I don’t need. Overall TPG To […]

Valencia, Spain: Skipping a Side Trip

How do you decide to skip a side trip on vacation? While staying in Barcelona I was planning to take a trip to Valencia for a day. Known for it’s architecture, beaches and paella, I’ve heard it’s a fun place to see. I also wanted to try out ridesharing in Spain (this was early in my […]

Sharing Economy Friends and Home Town Tour Swaps

I know I’ve written about this a few times now, but I’m still very much surprised by all the friends I’m making through house swapping and general sharing economy travel activities. This might be partly due to the incredible friendliness of people in Spain. But by the end of our recent trip we had more offers for tour […]

Lessons on Sharing Economy Travel Savings from my Spain Trip

This is a summary post on what I learned about saving money using the sharing economy for travel from my recent month long trip to Spain. You can read all the posts from Spain here.

Free Hotel Stay in Madrid with Melia Points

Although most of my month long trip to Spain was done with home exchange for the lodging, there were two hotel stays. The first, in Bilbao where we used IHG points to stay for free, I’ve already written about. The second was in Madrid, where we got two free nights in Melia hotels.

Ridesharing from Granada to Madrid

Once again on ridesharing. I’ve been writing about this sharing economy travel tool a lot on this trip to Spain. Far more than I expected when I started traveling. I already summed up my experience getting around Spain, but that didn’t include the trip to Madrid, which I think was noteworthy.

Final Home Exchange in Spain: Points for Hospitality

In our final house swap on this month-long Spain adventure we’re staying in Granada at the home of a man I met through the website GuestToGuest. This site uses Guest Points as the currency of exchange, allowing members to earn points by hosting people in their home and then spending those points in any place […]

On International Ridesharing Day: My Experience Getting Around Spain

In honor of international ridesharing day, in it’s seventh year today, I am writing about my experience with ridesharing during a month long trip in Spain. Overall this sharing economy service has been a great addition to my trip. With ridesharing in Spain I saved a lot of money and often saved time, enjoyed conversations with interesting locals, and got […]

Delivering Shoes in Granada: Peer to Peer Delivery Services

I’ve been carrying around these shoes since leaving San Francisco. They were delivered to my house a few weeks before I left, in a size much too large for my feet. This is my first foray into peer to peer delivery, yet another aspect of the sharing economy relevant to travelers. I posted my trip to […]

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