Couchsurfing

Announcing the “New Inbox” on Couchsurfing

We roll out updates to Couchsurfing on a regular basis – this time we’re releasing an entirely n ... Read More

How Couchsurfers Say Thank You

Recently, we asked Couchsurfers how they thank their hosts and the responses were nothing short of inspiring. Since Couchsurfing is based on generosity and cultural exchange (no money ever changes hands between surfers and hosts), people find unique and meaningful ways to say thank you. Need ideas on how to show your Couchsurfing host gratitude? Here are some of our favorites: "A big hug!" Evelyn K. "I just bought mine some toilet paper. She was overjoyed!" - Rachel K. "We almost always cook an Indonesian dish, if time permits." - Michael D. "We write Chinese Calligraphy to our host!" - Pan P. "Host them back??" - Hani I. "I gave one of this … Read More

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Couchsurfing & The Language of Kindness

Jordan Phoenix is walking the West Coast by foot, sojourning to better understand social issues like poverty, housing, and underemployment – and along the journey, he’s Couchsurfing! Jordan Phoenix on West Coast … Read More

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Couchsurfing with a Family in Paris

The Appleford family and their Couchsurfing hosts in Paris Learn how the Appleford family visits Paris and Couchsurfs along the journey! From TravellingApples.com: “Couchsurfing is a truly magical concept. People around the … Read More

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6 Pieces of Travel Wisdom from Couchsurfing Around the World

Couchsurfer Kate Ashley set off to chase a dream last year: traveling around the world via Couchsurfing and public transit. Six months later she emerged with a shorter haircut, a … Read More

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Why we Couchsurf: Join the circus? Travel to foreign lands? Redefine normal.

Couchsurfers write in to us every day with stories of how we can see the world through each other (re)define what’s possible. Rethinking Normal Paolo left southern Italy in September … Read More

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