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How to rent everything this summer

By Leigh Giangreco

05 Jul 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Don't want to invest in a new RV, boat, pool but still want to spend your summer holidays in style? Why not rent these things from online platforms? WaPo tells you how.

Talk to almost any millennial who is traveling this summer, and you will hear them refer to "the Airbnb of" something. For every need once dominated by a corporate name, there are now sharing-based apps hawking rental cars, camping sites, RVs, swimming pools and more.

Like on Airbnb, there are inherent risks when you rely on private owners advertising their services on a third-party platform, and the reality of every excursion will vary. Still, the glut of options presents cheaper alternatives at a time when prices for gas, flights and other travel essentials are shooting up.

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