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Visiting San Francisco Through the Sharing Economy

Excerpt from Washington Post

Sep 08, 2013 8:31 am

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When you participate in the sharing economy, you’ll save some bucks and definitely be in for a travel adventure — good or bad. Finding consistency in a middle ground will determine how, umm, “Vayable” it all is, and the extent of the sharing economy’s growth trajectory.

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In the sharing community of locals and visitors, what’s theirs can nowadays become yours or mine. The grass-roots garden of on-the-go give-and-take is growing wildly, allowing travelers to pluck an assorted bouquet of items to enjoy on their vacations: cars, apartments, meals, bikes, boats, local expertise, even friends and dogs.

…. Once on the ground in San Francisco, I relied solely on off-the-corporate-grid services, such as RelayRides (car), Tripping (pals, accommodations), Meal Sharing (home-cooked dinner), Spinlister (bicycle) and Vayable (tours and outings). I also sniffed around Boatbound and PhoRent, which feature recreational vehicles that require helmets or strong captaining skills. I was comforted by the fact that if I crashed the scooter or the speedboat, I could hire Lyft, a ride-share service, to transport me to the emergency room.

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