Eat Pray Wear Love: Turo: Driving in Style

Turo: Driving in Style

A couple of weeks ago Brandon and I headed out to Cali. It was a whirlwind trip, flying out to be part of a surprise for my grandma's 80th birthday. I grew up in Bakersfield, which is about 2 hours north of LA, so anytime I have to fly "home" I try to make a pit stop in LaLaLand, whenever possible, which means securing a rental car is a must.

As I went on my search for a rental car, initial thoughts began to arise of: "Ugh, what if they give me something lame?", "Oooh...I'd really love a convertible.", and "Where do I rent from?" Then, I came across Turo. If you haven't heard of Turo, it's basically Airbnb for cars. You can list your own car and rent out other peoples - best of all, there are so many different types for you to choose from! We, of course, went with a convertible to cruise through sunny California in. 
It's always interesting/intimidating trying out something new and trying to navigate through the process, but it couldn't have been easier with Turo! We selected a car that had airport service set up, so as soon as we landed in LAX, we were able to "text" for a shuttle that came and picked us up and took us to the Turo designated lot. (I guess they currently only have these Turo lots in Los Angeles and San Francisco, fyi. Otherwise, you have to meet the owner at a specified destination.) Upon our arrival to the lot, two valets greeted us and gave us the run down about the car. They had already taken multiple pictures from almost every angle of the vehicle, for a pre-inspection, letting us know of every ding and scratch that was already there. Then, they email you a comprehensive report, for your records. (Psst...if you're curious about the insurance coverage and how that works, go here. I called my personal insurance company to go over my coverage, before booking, as well.)

The whole experience was traveler friendly, and left me feeling really in control. Without a doubt, I will be using Turo for my car rental needs, moving forward. If you have trip coming up (ahem, Labor Day!), I highly suggest giving them a try. 

*Turo provided me a credit to use their service, in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

31 comments:

  1. Cool car & love your top!!

    xO - Steph

    www.urbanblonde.com

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  2. That is such a unique idea. Love this! Especially when traveling!

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  3. What a cool concept!

    xoxo!
    Shelby
    www.glitterandgingham.com

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  4. How fun is a convertible!!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com
    Fridays Fashions link up

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  5. Cute outfit, you look beautiful and nice convertible!

    Love,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  6. Sounds like an amazing experience and that car is gorgeous!!! xoxo

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  7. I love that the process went so smoothly! I just checked out their site! They seem so professional and legit! Love the texting for the shuttle as well! Great choice on the car!! xo

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  8. Turo is such a great service! Great post!

    xx, Elise
    wwww.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  9. Super fun! What a great service!

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  10. You look so fabulous behind the wheel of this car!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  11. Such a nice car, looks like a lot of fun.

    Sarah || http://www.stylishsassyandclassy.com/

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  12. Lovely photos!

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  13. This is SUCH a cool service! I don't rent cars that much but this makes it look so easy to do so. You lucked out with such an amazing car!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  14. that is a lovely ride
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  15. Hello Leah!
    You look stunning!
    Lovely photos.
    xx
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/

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  16. Wow! This is awesome, I've never heard of something like this before! You definitely got a pretty awesome ride!
    - Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

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  17. I recently heard of Turo and think it sounds like the best thing ever!! I will definitely use this service next vacation!

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  18. Love this!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

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  19. Love this look and your hat is so cute!

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  20. YAAAAS! Definitely driving in style! Love it! ♥
    Need your hat :)

    Happy New Week!
    xoxo Suzy ( ˘ ³˘)♥
    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  21. Such a fun way to rent a car - I've never heard of Turo before!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  22. WHAT?!?! What a FANTASTIC idea!! I bet it's so much cheaper than car rental companies.

    www.MelissaTakesFashion.com

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  23. Ok this is an AWESOME service! Thanks for letting me know about it!

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  24. What a fun day and such a cool service!!

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  25. You look so freaking cute! I love that hat!!!

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  26. Nice ride. And cute outfit. Love the ruffle top.

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  27. Looks like so much fun!!

    xo Mariam | www.thepetitebijou.com

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