They are all members of Couchsurfing.org, a “social” community of people of all ages who are interested in getting to know fellow travelers.
It frustrates me as to what the platform has become for some people and I must stress that Couch Surfing is all about connecting fellow travelers with likeminded people – people who enjoys learning about culture, traditions, food, and getting to know the locals!
In Europe Couch Surfing became huge because of the costly hostels and hotels and as well as years passed, travellers and tourists are becoming more interested in cultures and local living when they visit new places hence Couchsurfing becoming a huge success in Europe because you get to live with a local who can show you around or tell you what most locals do in one certain place.
My buddy and I decided to do a European backpacking trip together, and we decided that our first stop should be Paris, France.
We weren’t sure where to stay, and our budgets weren’t much as he was a student and I was planning a three-month long trip (it was awesome and I survived several long flights), and my budget was meant to last till I come back home.
You can offer to show someone around your city, meet a visitor for dinner or help a traveler figure out the bus routes.
hosts local events, too, like pot lucks, where you’ll meet other members in your city.There are basically many ways to use this said website and the most common is to find a local through the website who lives in the place you want to travel to, you can ask if you can crash in his place for few nights (for free).The other is to simply find people who lives in the area to ask for local tips or meet up to make acquantaince. I’ve seen tons of people mistake this as a place for hookups.In this post I’m going to discuss the ins and outs of couchsurfing.We will look at Why I think every traveler should couchsurf, How to couchsurf when you’re traveling and how to Host when you’re at home.Couch Surfing is a website where you contact locals by requesting to stay at their house/apartment by crashing on their couches, floor or spare room for free.