Many people incorrectly assume that Couchsurfing is solely about opening up your couch to strangers, or in turn sleeping on a stranger's couch. This could not be further from the truth and a perfect example of one of the many ways Couchsurfing can be used to better your life and your travels was an experience that I recently had in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I booked my trip … [Read more...] about The First Pan American Couchsurfing Collective
Q: I am now officially a Couchsurfer, but is it really that safe? A: The short answer is yes! Couchsurfing is really that safe, thanks to several precautions that the site has taken and several precautions that you can take yourself. I will discuss these in depth, however let me preface this article by stating that I think the best way to approach Couchsurfing, especially … [Read more...] about Is Couchsurfing Really That Safe?
Q: Sounds great, so how do I become a Couchsurfer? A: Okay, so I have intrigued you enough to want to join the project, but where do you begin? First, I urge you to get on the site and browse through some members profiles, in order to become familiar with everything. Here is a screen capture of mine: Also, it is probably a good idea to start with looking at members … [Read more...] about So, How Do I Become A Couchsurfer?
Q: So, what exactly is Couchsurfing? A: Let me begin my answer by quoting Couchsurfing's mission statement, as I believe it succinctly sums the project up: Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time. Sadly, many people mistake this awesome travel community for simply free accommodation, when really the goal is to create an international network of … [Read more...] about So, What Exactly Is Couchsurfing?
My obsession with traveling began like most others. I was in the midst of my first big trip to a far-away land (in my case it was China) and I found myself experiencing these feelings that I never wanted to go away. They were feelings such as wanderlust, excitement, and amazement, but most importantly I felt like I had found, at least for myself, what the meaning of life … [Read more...] about Introducing Andi, Couchsurfing Addict & Expert