Mark Johanson from CNN compiled a list of websites that perform to please travel-lovers.
Here are some of them:
The free-to-use website is the first and only website advertising private gardens as micro-campsites; providing accessible, affordable and fun alternatives to traditional accommodation around the world.
On CampInMyGarden.com, terms and conditions for all locations are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
GuestToGuest.com is in the business of vacation accommodations, but don’t make the mistake of placing this home exchange start-up in the same category as Airbnb.
Joining is free, but most members pay for optional services like insurance and verification.
there are families nearby who may be eager to rent an RV and get a taste for the open road.
The Akron, Ohio-based company launched a peer-to-peer marketplace in January 2014 with the goal of helping RV owners turn a huge expense into a revenue generator.
Currently available only in the United States, it plans to expand “in the very near future” into Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Boatbound is a free-to-join boat rental marketplace that launched in San Francisco in 2012, offering a new way to lure travelers onto boats for everything from water sports to fishing and cruising. Over 13 million registered boat owners can now offset their boat ownership costs by renting their boat to pre-screened, qualified renters.
Founder Aaron Hall says; “Younger people are getting out on the water in incredible numbers and at significantly higher rates than the industry average,” he says, adding that those aged 25 to 34 make up 34% of Bountbound’s renters.
Boatbound has nearly 10,000 boats across all 50 U.S. states, with plans to expand internationally this year.
Each rental includes up to $3 million in insurance protection, as well as on-the-water towing and support from BoatUS.
Spinlister launched in New York in 2012, opened up worldwide in 2013, and now has listings in more than 50 countries.
While its main focus is peer-to-peer bike rentals, surf and snow sports equipment recently joined the mix.
The website is a marketplace for people to buy and sell “experiences.”
It launched in San Francisco in 2011 and has grown organically to a platform with more than 10,000 offerings in 900 cities.
EatWith is a platform linking travelers with home cooks in more than 150 cities around the world.
Bookalokal launched in Brussels in 2013 and now claims hosts in 46 countries.
It’s similar in many ways to EatWith, but offers a greater range of food-related activities, including cooking classes, food tours, wine tastings and workshops.
“Other sites really emphasize the food, we try to emphasize the local,” says founder Evelyne White.
Guests, pay between $30 and $50 for an experience of the local food culture.
Founder Aaron Hirschhorn launched DogVacay in 2012.
The site helps to place dogs with reliable caregivers nearby.
The caregivers are required to send pet owners daily photo updates of their happy and healthy pooches, but can otherwise set their own rates and stipulations for their services.
DogVacay counts more than 20,000 hosts across the United States and Canada, and launched a sister site, CatVacay, in March to offer felines the same services.