Travel is my passion. Many of us can say that. Though I am passionate not only about my travels but also about those of everyone else. So much so, that I have made travel my professional field so I can explore it as a social and economic phenomenon.
I am excited to see a new trend that is bringing travel to its full potential. This trend is what many refer to as the “sharing economy”. It propels travel into what it is meant to be – a meeting of minds, an experience of self-reinvention.
Airbnb and Couchsurfing are probably the most popular sites that people use to travel like a local. But there are many more that allow us to find a place at a local’s home and immerse in the local environment.
Not long ago, I put together a list of 15 websites similar to Airbnb and Couchsurfing, both for myself and for others who want to travel in this way. I initially posted it on my blog, TRAVLPEER, which I launched to follow how the sharing economy unfolds in the world of travel.
I am sharing it with the group, as I think it might help some of us create a meaningful experience on our next trip. And maybe it can help us save some money. Some options are free, some are paid – there is something for every budget. Here is the original post.
One’s destination is never a place but a change of mindset. So, go ahead – pick and travel at your will.