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On Ridesharing

Ridesharing is huge now, and I am a big fan of it. I use it to get around Boston because of my knee and everything – even though I live just a handful of blocks away from a T station, often taking the T is killer on my knee. And that was before I had the cartilage, tissue, and bone played with last week, so I have a feeling I’ll be using it even more as I recover over the next couple of months.

But the problem is that ridesharing tends to only really work or help when you’re trying to get around a metro area like Boston or Nashville. What if I wanted to go to New York City for a weekend? I’d have to take a train, bus, or plane, all of which can be expensive. So what if you want a cheaper way to go on a trip than train or plane? Easy answer: Tripda.

Ridesharing - Kate the (Almost) Great

What is Tripda? A ridesharing website for longer trips, like if I were to go from Boston to New York City.

Why would you use it? It can be cheaper than other forms of transportation and it can be safer because you are choosing who you ride with.

How to plan a trip with it:

1. Log in using Facebook. Once you have logged in, edit your preferences, if you have a car, and payment. While you can include any credit cards or bank accounts, many drivers also accept cash payment.

2. Find a ride. You can choose where from, where to, and when.

3. Sort your options by proximity, time, or price. You can also sort by car comfort, or you can choose the “ladies only” option. That way, if you would feel safer by only riding by women, you can.

4. Learn more about your driver and trip. Click on the profile to see if there are detours and for how long, how flexible they are with their departure, and the size of luggage their car can take.

5. Contact the driver to book a seat.

It’s that easy! Save money, get to where you’re going, and have fun using Tripda.
Have you used Tripda or ridesharing for longer trips before? I’d love to hear about your experiences!

 

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