At first, I was skeptical. Sharing my time and space with perfect strangers seemed like an odd and even dangerous way to make a buck. However, with newcomers exploding onto the scene all the time, changing the way we do business with each other, it started to become financially irresponsible not to at least dabble. These days, harnessing the sharing economy is my primary way of saving money when I travel, which is 365 days of the year.
Here are some of the most clever ways to utilize the sharing economy before and during your travels to save money for your trip, and once you’re on the road.