Tuesday, September 27, 2011

✍ FYI: Surfs Up

For Your Information...
It's Not Just the Homeless Who Couch Surf...

Today, there are websites that allow you to surf the web in search of a couch to sleep on while you are travelling.

Couchsurfing.org, the largest site, has over 3,000,000 couch surfers signed up and has hosts in almost every country!

Imagine having an interesting friend wherever you go -- whether that’s 2,000 miles away, or right in your hometown.

With millions of members in over 230 countries and territories around the world, CouchSurfing is blazing the trail towards a better, friendlier world where people who are different from one another can find their similarities. 

How does CouchSurfing work?

When you join CouchSurfing, you tap into their network of welcoming people worldwide. You can share your hospitality and experience your city through new eyes by offering travelers a place to stay on their journey. You can bypass the typical hotel experience by staying at the home of a local and learning about their culture. You can meet open-minded people in your home city by attending events. And you can meet up with new people, whether at home or while traveling, for inspiring experiences and new friendships.

They are a tight-knit community whose participants educate themselves about careful decision-making and share knowledge to help keep everyone safer.

Their goal is advancing our vision of a better world.

So go ahead.  Go to that special country you've always dreamt of going.... maybe there's a couch there waiting for you to crash on!

Source:  MFS-UsefulLinks

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