One of the most stressful parts about being in a new location is trying to figure out public transportation. Whether it be buses, trains, or getting a taxi it can become quite expensive and when you are also carting your luggage around, the frustration increases. I’m not just talking about your frustration but rather the people around you on the train who have to watch out for your bags that hold the extra shoes you just had to bring. You can avoid this travel headache entirely with a new website by the name of Friend Ryde. This new site is dedicated to helping travelers find a ride for whatever their need may be.

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The website has a search engine right on the home page where all you have to do is type where you need to be picked up from, where you are headed, the date you need a ride and the time a driver should pick you up. The website will then go on to ask you what type of car you would like, how many passengers you are traveling with you, and how many bags of luggage you possess. If you leave your email address the people at FriendRyde will let you know when something becomes available. FriendRyde claims, “we provide a ride at a rate that is lower than a taxi, and a service that is comparable to black car limo service.” The website does not have a standard price listed on their website but with the money you put forward you are not just buying a ride from the airport, but you are paying to have a more authentic experience.

The goal of FriendRyde is to build a community of travelers or friends that can provide safe and affordable rides. Instead of paying for a tour you can get a ride from a local that has a unique perspective on the location that you are visiting. It is a great service to connect people from around the world. Of course, the first issues that comes to mind is safety. You might be reading this review and shaking your head thinking, “I’m just supposed to trust these drivers!?” FriendRyde  is committed to safety and every driver that is hired has to have a clean driving record with a valid insurance and license. The driver’s vehicle also must be a 2000 model or newer. If this sounds like your kind of job then FriendRyde is always looking for new drivers in different cities where according to their website you can earn up to $300 a month just by driving your own car!

Have you used FriendRyde?

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Brooke is a rising senior and is studying Communications and English at Graceland University. Her parents sent her to the midwest with a dowry and a mission to find a husband. She came back for the summer with no husband and no money. Brooke is currently residing in Philadelphia but she dreams of living all over the world some day, starting in Italy.


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