The idea of sharing economy seems to be getting increasingly popular, ever since a few high-profile US startups started gaining unprecedented traction with users, including those that let people rent hippy apartments and chic homes like Airbnb Inc., or get car rides, such as Uber Technologies Inc.

Tripalocal, an Australian start-up, wants to connect adventurous travellers with local hosts for authentic local experiences. If you are out for some bona fide fun, it is about time to look away from conventional travel guides.

The team behind Tripalocal was formed with the homogeneous love for travel and believes in the potential to build something that brings travel back to its core: a discovery of local culture, people and stories.

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Huiyi Lee

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