Next travel plan booked: going to Latvia! This trip will see me through Riga and Jurmala, but also to Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
Couchsurfing is amazing; you can meet people of different cultures and backgrounds all the time, but it really sucks when they leave.
A funny Couchsurfing story involving two visiting girls from Finland, a bar, cigarettes for the first time, and Jude Law.
A Couchsurfing story about making friends abroad and how the experience can be life-changing, though bittersweet.
Tongue-in-cheek post on how to get rich hosting a couchsurfer. Being a member of the Couchsurfing community has many perks, but the intangible, free ones are far greater than any benefits with a price tag.
First-time hosting experience with couchsurfing. I hosted the lovely Ania, a friend I met in Warsaw just months before, and we had a blast together in NYC.
A complete how-to guide on Couchsurfing, the network of travelers who host and guide other visitors while someone is visiting their city and country.
My first couchsurfing experience was in the Praga District of Warsaw, Poland. Negative 30 degrees, but the warmest and friendliest hosts ever.