Couchsurfing

What’s New & Next – Adding Friends & Event Invites

We roll out updates to Couchsurfing’s services on a regular basis – here are some of the new features ... Read More

How Brandon Couchsurfed During His Book Tour

Couchsurfer, Brandon Ferdig with a Couchsurfing event attendee in Brainerd, Minnesota and his book, Life Learned Abroad - Lessons Learned on Humanity from China "You should try Couchsurfing," said Brandon's friend Maggie weeks before taking off for an 8 month stay in Tanzania. His charter? To work at a village school teaching adolescent students how to use computers for the first time. One month later, in the quiet, agricultural village in central Tanzania, Brandon found himself hungry for more human interaction. Brandon says "I wasn't sure about this idea to impose in people's homes, however. And oddly, I also thought Couchsurfing would hinder my chance to … Read More

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Experiences > Stuff & Science Proves It!

Couchsurfing is all about sharing moments, being curious, staying open, and leaving things better than you found them. And now science proves that experiences like this hold the key to … Read More

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17 Ways Couchsurfers Show Gratitude

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 … 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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