CouchSurfing

Couch surfing isn’t just a means of accommodation; it is an entirely new way to travel. You get to see the world through local residents, not hotel concierges or guidebooks. If the next big wave of innovation transforming how we travel is as reported social media… and if you truly believe that people from around the world can share fun, friendship and trust, then this is a great (and cheaper) alternative to hotels.

“Couchsurfing” refers to the practice of moving from one friend’s house to another, sleeping in whatever spare space is available, floor or couch, generally staying a few days before moving on to the next house.  www.couchsurfing.org is an international non-profit network of millions, that connects travelers with locals in over 230 countries around the world. Free to register, members have the option of providing information and pictures of themselves and of the sleeping accommodation they offer, if any. Members that are looking for accommodation can search for hosts using several parameters such as age, location, gender, and activity level.The duration, nature, and terms of the guest’s stay are generally worked out in advance, with no monetary exchange taking place except for compensation of expenses (e.g. food). There are strict security and screening measures in place, so it is quite safe.

CouchSurfing is blazing the trail towards a better, friendlier world where people who are different from one another can find their similarities.

Would you consider www.couchsurfing.org for your next trip?

Happy travels

Julie

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