The Freedom Traveller

Fighting barriers to women's mobility

Couchsurfing 102: Navigating the Site

Posted on Nov 28, 2015 in CouchSurfing, Resources

Couchsurfing 102: Navigating the Site

Remember when I said that Couchsurfing is about more than just finding a place to stay for the night, that is is about companionship, exploring the personality of a city, and making meaningful and lasting friendships? This is an important concept to keep in mind when utilizing the website, as some Couchsurfer hosts might become offended if it seems your singular concern is their couch. They want...

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Couchsurfing 101: Building a Profile

Posted on Nov 21, 2015 in CouchSurfing, Resources

Couchsurfing 101: Building a Profile

Couchsurfing.org, a well-structured website that allows its users to connect with generous couch hosts around the world, is an invaluable resource that I discovered only a few short years ago. The theory behind the concept is more beautiful than meets the eye– not only are travelers able to contact potential hosts in hopes of saving some money (while still sleeping somewhere safe and...

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