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How I wasted points booking a home swap I don’t need

I just booked a 2 night stay in Bali in a fabulous looking home right near the beach, with a pool and even with staff as it’s part of a resort. I’m really just passing through Bali; I need to fly there to catch a flight home. This story is kind of complicated. And it involves […]

Love Home Swap Review – June 2017

Review updated: May 2016 lovehomeswap.com Founded in 2009 14 day free trial $240/year membership, $408/year standard (always on sale for $276), $816/year platinum (always on sale for $408) English and French Significant venture and private equity funding since 2011 8,532 listings (counted) Review update notes: I just published an updated review of this network in May, but then […]

Rent out your parking space to make money while traveling

I haven’t written anything about peer to peer parking yet. This is because I figured parking was mostly relevant to locals in a city. But then Parqex reached out to me on twitter to suggest that travelers can make money renting out their parking spots. That’s a twist I hadn’t thought about. I’ve written about the opportunity […]

Hosting more strangers via GuestToGuest home exchange

This year I planned a vacation to Japan that involved traveling between cities every few days. There aren’t many home exchanges available in Japan. And moving around that much makes it even harder to find house swaps. So I used hotel points for mostly free lodging on this trip instead. And that means my home […]

Buddhist Temple Tour with a Female Priest

In Tokyo I visited a buddhist temple through Experience+, a peer to peer tour network. The female priest running the temple served as our host.  This tour was a very memorable experience and a highlight of my Tokyo visit.  The experience included walking meditation, taiko drumming, and Japanese calligraphy. But for me, spending time chatting with a buddhist priest was […]

Tea Ceremony in Osaka

On my recent trip to Japan I spent a lot of time researching and planning activities (mostly meals, interspersed with sightseeing) in the south of the country. So by the time we got to Osaka I was ready to let someone else take over. I started looking online for tours. There aren’t many peer to peer tours in […]

Homelink Review May 2017

Review date: May 2017 homelink.org Founded in 1953 $95/yr (variable pricing by country up to $153 USD equivalent in New Zealand and down to $63 in Turkey) Originally a paper-based swap service founded by a man focused on swaps for teachers in the U.S. and a woman focused on swaps for armed service people in the UK. 12 […]

Delivering Werewolf to Kyoto

If only I really did deliver a werewolf to Kyoto. That’d be an interesting story! But in reality I just delivered the game Werewolf. It’s a fun game, and I guess it’s not available in Japan. Or at least the Ultimate Werewolf Deluxe edition isn’t available for a reasonable price. This was another PiggyBee delivery. PiggyBee is […]

Guest to Guest review May 2017

guesttoguest.com Founded in 2011 Free, with charge for add on services including verification and security deposits. Single founder, created by 22 families from around the world English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch 289,000 listings in 187 countries (92,000 active listings) Listings by region: Asia: 7,720 North America: 33,208 South America: 59,429 Europe: 199,233 Africa: 24,569 Australia & New Zealand: 2,028 Guest […]

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