Author Archives: Paige Haverstock

About Paige Haverstock

Paige is on Couchsurfing's Community Team. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and feels most like herself when she's doing something creative. Her favorite way to travel is by sailboat!

Couchsurfing With No Baggage

Guest post by Clara Bensen My partner Jeff and I like to do this thing where we jump on planes headed overseas with not much more than the clothes on our backs. It’s an experiment of sorts—one that we’ve tested five times, across 16 countries over the past three years—buy a ticket into one country and out of another a few border stops away; show up with no plans and (almost) no stuff; see what happens next. On the surface, our baggage-less travel experiments are an exercise in extreme minimalism, (and, in a sense, they are a test of how little one needs), but at a deeper level … Read More

This post currently has no comments.

12 Holiday Gifts For Every Couchsurfer On Your List

The end of the year is a time to reflect on the people we met and the many experiences and memories we shared. The holidays are a great excuse to reach out to those … Read More

This post currently has no comments.

5 More Couch Crashes You Don’t Want to Miss – Fall Edition

Couch Crashes continue to be one of the best ways to jump into local Couchsurfing communities and create lasting memories. Participating in a weekend of events organized by the locals … Read More

This post currently has no comments.

Testing New Features for More Successful Connections

In an ongoing effort to improve the Couchsurfing experience, we’re testing a new search feature in a handful of test cities: Paris, Seoul, Istanbul, Salt Lake City and Mexico City. … Read More

This post currently has no comments.

Inside the Rebuild – Couchsurfing engineers and beta testers at work

We’ve written before about why Couchsurfing’s technology needs an update – and about the members who continue to test and provide feedback on our new site. Let’s take a behind-the-scenes … Read More

This post currently has no comments.