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The Brewkeeper's Adventures: James and the Giant Couch ]

"This is the story of the first time I ever "officially" couch-surfed… and a case for why everyone should give it a try." ~Couchsurfer Brad meets his first host James. 

Read about their adventures here!

 

Couchsurfing staff member Kate was lucky enough to host these two curious travelers. 
Kate shared her hosting experience in “Travel and Roll in Oakland: Staying with Staff”.

Couchsurfing staff member Kate was lucky enough to host these two curious travelers. 

Kate shared her hosting experience in “Travel and Roll in Oakland: Staying with Staff.

Photographer Dustin Cantrell takes portraits of Couchsurfers in their homes.

Kimi LevoeUkiah, CAWhy do you have a couch surfing profile?"I have a couchsurfing profile because I want to have faith in people. There is so much good in this world and in its citizens and often times I feel like people have a tendency to get scared and forget that."

Check more of Dustin’s portraits here!
If you’re interested in being part of the project and live in the USA, you may contact him at dustin@dustincantrell.com. 

Photographer Dustin Cantrell takes portraits of Couchsurfers in their homes.

Kimi Levoe
Ukiah, CA

Why do you have a couch surfing profile?

"I have a couchsurfing profile because I want to have faith in people. There is so much good in this world and in its citizens and often times I feel like people have a tendency to get scared and forget that."

Check more of Dustin’s portraits here!

If you’re interested in being part of the project and live in the USA, you may contact him at dustin@dustincantrell.com. 

Couchsurfing staff member Martina recounts her recent San Francisco adventures with her Czech Couchsurfers and why she loves hosting travelers.Read all about it on our Staff in the Wild blog!

Couchsurfing staff member Martina recounts her recent San Francisco adventures with her Czech Couchsurfers and why she loves hosting travelers.

Read all about it on our Staff in the Wild blog!

Can you imagine travelling the world without hearing anything?
Couchsurfer Jenny Lu can. Jenny is deaf and uses Couchsurfing as an opportunity to learn different sign languages. She has just set out on a 5 month trip through Africa and Europe, so click here to follow her blog for travel impressions and beautiful photos!

Can you imagine travelling the world without hearing anything?

Couchsurfer Jenny Lu can. Jenny is deaf and uses Couchsurfing as an opportunity to learn different sign languages. She has just set out on a 5 month trip through Africa and Europe, so click here to follow her blog for travel impressions and beautiful photos!

Couchsurfer Ken and his travel partner took off to discover the world.
Read how they say thank you to their amazing hosts they met along the way!

Couchsurfer Ken and his travel partner took off to discover the world.

Read how they say thank you to their amazing hosts they met along the way!

Second French learning gathering and second Hitchhikers gathering in Shiraz, Iran!

Second French learning gathering and second Hitchhikers gathering in Shiraz, Iran!

Two Hitchhikers

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Anna and Bogdan are married couple from Ukraine and have been traveling Asia for more than a year. They hitchhiked from their home country through Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia! Here’s their story…

From the beginning of our trip we had money only for visas. Our purpose was not to save, but to be closer to ordinary people, nature, culture and local traditions. When you have no money, people try to help. You become a guest and are like friends or relatives! Every day of the trip is an adventure. We like to visit the sights, but our first aim is to understand lifestyle, traditions and cultures of the people who live there.

We’re now in Brunei where we’re staying with our friend Sofiah, who we met via Couchsurfing

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Very often people ask us if we are afraid to travel so far without money. But we believe that all the world is kind. Do the best and the world will help you.

For more than a year, many people from different countries helped us see the world. They gave us a ride when we were hitchhiking, they treated us to traditional food, they invited us to their houses, they told us about their life and culture. We are so thankful for their kindness and hospitality/

That is why now we plan to come back home and do the same for others. We want to host, to treat, to show around and to help many travelers! We feel that we should do this to back in to the world all positive energy that other people gave us in this long trip!

Anna and Bogdan, Two Hitchhikers

How to become friends with a stranger:Gwendal, my second couchsurfer, this time from France, spent two days with me and it really was a pleasure to have him as a guest. We toured Duesseldorf and its surroundings, talked about everything under the sun and laughed a lot.
~ Robert Küppers
How to become friends with a stranger:

Gwendal, my second couchsurfer, this time from France, spent two days with me and it really was a pleasure to have him as a guest. We toured Duesseldorf and its surroundings, talked about everything under the sun and laughed a lot.

Robert Küppers

I was eighteen when I had my first Couchsurfing experience in Australia.

It kinda became a really big thing in my life and changed me in a great way. I wanted to give something back to the community and motivate people to join the project and start hosting. I decided to make a film about it.

Couchsurfing means international culture exchange - I did not have enough time and money to go to every country in the world to interview people by myself. To solve this problem I asked people to record a video with a camera of their choice.

I did this interview with a lot of people from different countries all over the world. In the end I put them together into a lovely charming film!

This is the result, enjoy!

Rebecca Rütten

25-year-old Diana and 85-year-old Parkie have embarked on a 4 week long trip in her home country of Portugal after meeting in his home of Santa Barbara, California.
Their journey can be tracked on their site: http://bit.ly/16rJ19O

25-year-old Diana and 85-year-old Parkie have embarked on a 4 week long trip in her home country of Portugal after meeting in his home of Santa Barbara, California.

Their journey can be tracked on their site: http://bit.ly/16rJ19O