Author Archives: Marian Schembari

About Marian Schembari

Marian comes to Couchsurfing via New Zealand via London via New York and has been a traveler since first studying in Spain. When not running social media at Couchsurfing she bakes, blogs, practices yoga and explores San Francisco like a boss.

Couchsurfing Route 66 as a Family: In the Wild with Alex

Staff in the Wild is a Couchsurfing program that seeks to connect the staff at HQ with the community at large. We’re hosting travelers, organizing events and will be out surfing every week of the year. Request a staff member in your city! Name: Alex Woolf Role: Senior iOS Engineer Where to? Kingman, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada Couchsurfing makes a me a better... father - - Why Kingman? My eldest son, Chance, is a big fan of the Pixar movie Cars (set in a fictional town near Kingman) and I'm a huge fan of the Southwest landscape. More importantly though, I wanted to get off the beaten path and Kingman … Read More

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A New Way to Discover Couchsurfing Events Around the World

Couchsurfing is a way of life, not just a way to travel. We’ve seen Couchsurfers fly to Mongolia specifically to stay with a specific host and visit Berlin just to … Read More

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A Beginner’s Guide to Verification

Verification! What is it? Shall we let the beautiful Malia explain it for us? Watch the video below for all the fun details… Verification on Couchsurfing is the process where … Read More

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Couchsurfing Staff Are Heading Out into the Wild

Our Mobile Software Engineer, Nathaniel, spent over two years surfing with his wife, Kim, around the world. Dylan, a member since 2005 (and another of our software engineers), practiced yoga … Read More

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The Couchsurfing Events System: Now With Co-Organizers and Calendar View!

Over the past week we’ve rolled out a few more changes to the events system. Based on your feedback, you can now you can add another organizer (or organizers) to … Read More

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