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Couch Surfing

I had heard about this website before, but never took the time to actually go and check it out. Couch Surfing, is a unique site dedicated to matching travelers up with a couch, a new friend, or simply some great travel tips. There are over 200 different countries represented and over 600,000 positive experiences documented on the site.I must encourage every person who has ever thought ” I would love to travel, but it just isn’t possible for me” to check this site out.  Put your belongings in storage, rent out your apt for a month, take the insurance off your vehicle and get yourself a plane ticket. Travel has never been easier and more available than now!Through couchsurfing.com you can do a few different things. You can find a place to stay, find a new friend to have coffee or drinks with (great if you are traveling alone), get tips on beaches, tours, events, and so much more. There is also a part of the site for those of you who simply cannot pack up and go, to welcome others into your home. The site uses a fairly good screening process and users leave ratings based on the experiences they have. There’s no guarantee against creepy people, so be sure to use your brain and be cautious. (as you always should when traveling)I personally signed up for the site yesterday, and will be looking into some people to meet up with when I head to Maui on vacation in March. Although I will not be looking for a couch, it would be great to have a local showing me the surf breaks rather than trying to figure out a good one on my own.Do a couch surf search and see what’s out there! 

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