Traditionally home exchange is done simultaneously, you find someone who wants to travel to your home town the same dates you want to visit their town, and you swap houses. It’s a beautifully simple proposition that carries with it some inherent security since you know exactly where this person lives. Of course the challenge is […]
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I finally got around to trying out a peer to peer travel experience in Spain while in Sevilla. I used the site that is focused on Spain exclusively right now, Trip4Real, but there are a number of peer to peer tour guide options available.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]