Couchsurfing has been around for many years. It is one of my favorite ways to find places to stay when traveling. It’s available worldwide so there is consistency when traveling between countries. Not to mention that the community is very friendly and accepting.

Whether that is with friends or family or strangers, most of us have likely done some form of couchsurfing in our lives. Still, using an app and couchsurfing with strangers leaves many of us feeling uneasy. In my personal experience, I have found a lot of uncertainty around this when I talk about it with people. I have also found that this is a fun and unique way to travel for those that are up for new experiences.

Couchsurfing is a fantastic way to meet the locals, expose yourself to other cultures, learn new things and make new friends. This happens almost automatically when you walk into the situation open-minded and ready to have new experiences.  Read about my experiences, find tips, and advice on how to effectively get started in the Couchsurfing community.