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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.

Peer-to-Peer tours veer into commercial offerings

I love the idea of tours by local non-professional guides. People who just offer to take visitors out to see some of their favorite sights. There are a growing number companies offering peer-to-peer tours. But there is a big challenge: How to ensure the tours and experiences offered are of good quality. I wrote about […]

Peer to Peer Travel News: December 2017

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 December.

Peer to Peer travel news November 2017

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 November.

Insurance for Sharing Economy Services

Sharing economy services are a great way to make or save money. But when dealing with expensive assets like homes and cars it’s important to make sure you’re covered by insurance. In the context of peer-to-peer travel services, there are two major categories of insurance to think about. (1) Liability insurance. This covers you if […]

Peer to Peer Travel News October 2017

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 October.

Floating market tour in Bangkok with Local Guddy

Visiting a floating market is pretty much compulsory on a trip to Bangkok. These weekend markets include lots of good food, shopping, and the interesting sights of people cooking and selling food from boats. Most floating markets also offer the chance to take a longboat trip along the canals. It’s a great place to enjoy […]

Finding a home exchange in Bangkok

Asia isn’t the easiest part of the world to find home exchanges. While house swapping is very popular in other parts of the world, Asian countries are slower to adopt this free travel lodging system. I’m not sure if this is cultural or just a lack of marketing. A quick glance through my house swap […]

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