No Money for a Hotel? No Problem!

Is money for a hotel holding you back from travelling? A website called Couch Surfing may help you accomplish your travel dreams.

The concept of couch surfing is simple: identify someone who is willing to let you sleep on their couch in a city that you want to visit and avoid the cost of staying at a hotel. People who are interested in couch surfing need to do the following:

  1. Create a profile on Couch Surfing
  2. Search for people offering up their couches in areas you want to visit.
  3. View profiles of various people to see if you have common interests and/or would feel comfortable
  4. If you find a match or two, then send a request
  5. If someone accepts your request, then start planning your trip!

Couch Surfing is something that could work well for individuals or couples. If you are someone who has stayed at a hostel or would consider doing something similar, you may want to give this a shot. Couch Surfing offers a couple safety features in order to help make sure people are having good experiences. Of course, anything can happen and you’ll always want to have a back-up plan. The person that you plan on staying with could have an emergency and unintentionally leave you without a place to stay.

You know what they say — Where there’s a will, there’s a way!



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Barbara on February 5, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Neat idea – I don’t know if I’d ever be brave enough to try it!


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