Beach Town Getaways: Tech Tips

Peer-to-Peer Travel

Illustration by Lucy Engelman

Social media is changing the way people plan and take trips. Instead of relying on corporations, more folks turn to online communities to arrange their accommodations and rentals. Curious? Here are five sites to try.

Airbnb With more than 1 million listings worldwide, you’re sure to find the perfect beach house or apartment with a personal touch.
Relay Rides Borrow a car from a regular Joe—anything from a brand new Tesla to a classic Porsche.
Rover Before you leave, be sure to find a pet sitter in your neighborhood to watch your dog or cat.
Vayable For an insider’s take, hire a local as your tour guide. You can even sign up for specific activities.
Spinlister Rent a bike, surfboard or stand-up paddle board from someone in the area. Beats hauling your own.

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