best travel platforms in 2019


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Better platforms for search. Better travel experiences.

First Airbnb revolutionized rooms, then Turo did the same with personal cars. Now there’s travel platforms and marketplaces for RV’s, experiences, guides, gear, & more.

Direct website bookings and cumbersome online booking experiences are in the past. These are the leading new adventure travel platforms to check out in 2019.

  • Outdoorsy. The largest marketplace for campervans, motorhomes & RVs in the US, from vintage VWs to the latest Airstreams. When selecting keep in mind that vintage vehicles may make for better Instagram pictures, however modern vehicles will have the latest USB ports and other tech many of us have come to rely on.

  • Turo. Skip the two hour rental line and rent someone’s car. In 2018 we rented a 2010 4x4 Jeep Wrangler to drive from Calgary to Revelstoke for 1/3 the cost of the cheapest agency car. Also, because of the community reviews system, the entire process is significantly better than the average car rental agency. Turo is available in 56 countries and definitively #1 in Canada and the US.

  • Hipcamp. Hate camping at crowded sites? Want something more natural? On Hipcamp you’ll find yurts, tree-houses, campgrounds, RVs, and more. The leader in the US and expanding to Canada & Europe, we’re really excited about this platform. Click here for $10 off your first trip and $100 cash for signing up as a host.

  • Adrenaline Hunter. From surf lessons and paragliding to heli-skiing and week long yacht trips, this is the largest adrenaline marketplace. Book 7669 adventure activities worldwide.

  • Heli, kite, surf, fish, dive & more. For the time-constrained traveler who doesn’t want to think about any details, heli is the leading platform for premium adventure travel experiences. Check out the video on their homepage for a little inspiration

  • bstoked. The biggest supply of kiteboarding camps and experiences, whether your looking for a kite progression camp or a kite and sailing experience in Egypt.

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