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Couchsurfing with Families

Barbara, who works on our Community Support team, is a mother of two and a long-time Couchsurfer who, more than anything, loves to meet other Couchsurfing families. So this summer she went to the International Family Weekend in Poland.

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During the weekend Barbara and her family saw wild bison, learned to hand-make bracelets and picked mushrooms, on top of meeting other fascinating families from around the world.

Barbara’s favorite memory though was sitting by the fire with everyone each night, swapping stories and sharing their lives.

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"Couchsurfing makes me a better mother", says Barbara. Before Poland’s Family Weekend she spent time Couchsurfing in Indonesia. Her entire family climbed a volcano, ate grilled snake and took a four-day fishing trip. But her favorite memory was her three-year-old son returning from a motorbike trip with his father, their other son, aged 1, strapped in a baby carrier on her husband’s back.

We think Couchsurfing and hosting are great ways for families to learn about the world together. To get started, read our Family Tips page or watch the video below.

Many thanks to Eric and Iwona for the photos!

This past weekend the Couchsurfing staff took a trip to the American River for two days of rafting. “Epic” is an understatement…

"Gang - I knew I was gonna be glad we took this trip together, but I have to be honest and say that I couldn’t have known it would be so much fun.

It was a huge pleasure for me to see you all enjoying time together outside the office.  We are all lucky to work with such awesome folks. Gotta love Couchsurfing for bringing us together.”
~ Tony, CEO

"This weekend cemented all suspicions of how great my colleagues really are. We’re a team that can not only run into rocks together, but get flipped over, bashes around in the rapids, and come out laughing.”
~ Nathaniel, Mobile Software Engineer

"Epic. It’s amazing to be part of such a fun team. A team you’d trust to run a raft against a rock with."
~ Martina, Community Manager


We are now hosting a guy, who is doing his RTW trip strictly on the ground and water, no flights. He wants to stay in the northern latitudes, like between 40 and 70. Last week he spent few days in Karelia (a beautiful area in the north of the European part of Russia, dense forests and lakes). It was -25 there, he slept in his sleeping bag on a pad on snow, without any tent. He wants to visit Norilsk - an industrial town in the north of Siberia, one of the most polluted towns in the world (too bad he most probably won’t be able to, since foreigners need a special permit to get there).Now. He’s completely blind and travels with his service dog, who is an absolutely wonderful creature too.

Posted by Marina Shmatikova on CS Advice: Kitchen Chat.
 

We are now hosting a guy, who is doing his RTW trip strictly on the ground and water, no flights. He wants to stay in the northern latitudes, like between 40 and 70. Last week he spent few days in Karelia (a beautiful area in the north of the European part of Russia, dense forests and lakes). It was -25 there, he slept in his sleeping bag on a pad on snow, without any tent. He wants to visit Norilsk - an industrial town in the north of Siberia, one of the most polluted towns in the world (too bad he most probably won’t be able to, since foreigners need a special permit to get there).

Now. He’s completely blind and travels with his service dog, who is an absolutely wonderful creature too.

Posted by Marina Shmatikova on CS Advice: Kitchen Chat.