Posts tagged with couchstories:

"If you’re ever stranded in a small town because your road trip van maybe died, do not fret. Because there’s a possibility you could couchsurf with the sweetest, coolest, punk rock vegan couple that ever lived. And they will let you sleep in their teepee and then give you a beautiful pair of handmade wings to fly around life with (in case your van is doomed)! Ps I have always ALWAYS wanted costume wings so this was probably one of the best days of my life.”~ @stephaniehurtado (http://bit.ly/1uIzEUV)

"If you’re ever stranded in a small town because your road trip van maybe died, do not fret. Because there’s a possibility you could couchsurf with the sweetest, coolest, punk rock vegan couple that ever lived. And they will let you sleep in their teepee and then give you a beautiful pair of handmade wings to fly around life with (in case your van is doomed)! Ps I have always ALWAYS wanted costume wings so this was probably one of the best days of my life.”

~ @stephaniehurtado (http://bit.ly/1uIzEUV)

On Friday nights, the Lima Couchsurfing Community comes together for Lima Babel, a ”live cultural exchange where friendships are made and everyone shares an unforgettable experience” ~Claudia
World traveler Claudia hosts Lima Babel “to make the Couchsurfing experience livelier and deeper, following the principles in which Couchsurfing is founded.”
To all Couchsurfers in Peru, “if you are in town, please stop by”.
Read about the Couchsurfing Core Principles here! 

On Friday nights, the Lima Couchsurfing Community comes together for Lima Babel, a live cultural exchange where friendships are made and everyone shares an unforgettable experience” ~Claudia

World traveler Claudia hosts Lima Babel “to make the Couchsurfing experience livelier and deeper, following the principles in which Couchsurfing is founded.”

To all Couchsurfers in Peru, “if you are in town, please stop by”.

Read about the Couchsurfing Core Principles here



We had such a fantastic time celebrating International Couchsurfing Day with all of you last week!


Find highlights and our most hilarious photo booth moments here: http://bit.ly/SWOmpI ! 
 
We had such a fantastic time celebrating International Couchsurfing Day with all of you last week!
Find highlights and our most hilarious photo booth moments here: http://bit.ly/SWOmpI ! 
 

Couchsurfers from all over East Java, Indonesia gathered to celebrate International Couchsurfing Day (June 12) together! 

Happy International Couchsurfing Day 2014!

Our amazing Community in Yogyakarta, Indonesia - including their lizard (!) - celebrated Couchsurfing’s 15th birthday on June 12 with a lovingly prepared cake!

"Thanks for organizing such a fun, uplifting, rejuvenating and fun weekend, y’all. My faith in humanity is restored and my friend list is swollen with awesomeness. We look forward to having the southeast come crash the mountains sooner than later!"

- Couchsurfer attending the Charleston BeachCrash 2014 

"I am now a couchsurfing host myself and have hosted people from all over the world. Without exception these travellers have been inspirational, and all have fascinating stories to tell." -Ian

Find out how a crab migration turned Ian into a Couchsurfer here!

"I am now a couchsurfing host myself and have hosted people from all over the world. Without exception these travellers have been inspirational, and all have fascinating stories to tell." -Ian

Find out how a crab migration turned Ian into a Couchsurfer here!

"I think that the idea of opening your home to a complete stranger is one of the most human things a person can do, and this act creates a bit of vulnerability that each is willing to share with the other. The experiences that follow are some of the most true and unguarded. Couchsurfing offers a way to connect with people that seems to have gotten lost somewhere along the way in the past few decades." 
Read about Couchsurfer Hailey’s experience on our Couchsurfing blog:
“Hailey’s Journey – A Solo Woman Traveler Explores the World”

"I think that the idea of opening your home to a complete stranger is one of the most human things a person can do, and this act creates a bit of vulnerability that each is willing to share with the other. The experiences that follow are some of the most true and unguarded. Couchsurfing offers a way to connect with people that seems to have gotten lost somewhere along the way in the past few decades." 

Read about Couchsurfer Hailey’s experience on our Couchsurfing blog:

Hailey’s Journey – A Solo Woman Traveler Explores the World

"While hiking in the woods, we ran into an old acquaintance of mine from Mississippi. It might have been a complete coincidence but we decided to believe that Couchsurfing truly makes the world feel smaller and more connected than ever before."
Couchsurfing Engineer Alex shares stories from one of his recent hosting adventures. 
Read about their motorcycle ride into nature here: bit.ly/1fWspCk

The Couchsurfers portrayed in this video share their stories about staying with hosts around the globe.

Thanks, Alan Ruiz Terol, for this beautiful documentary.

Watch the video (in Catalan/Spanish and some English) here!

 

Some hosts are so amazing they decide to write about their Couchsurfing guests. Eugenio’s host France D’Amour works for the local newspaper in Edmundston, NB (Canada) and published an article about her guest. 
We love its title “Couchsurfing: Sharing at the Heart of the Journey”. 
 

Some hosts are so amazing they decide to write about their Couchsurfing guests. Eugenio’s host France D’Amour works for the local newspaper in Edmundston, NB (Canada) and published an article about her guest.

We love its title “Couchsurfing: Sharing at the Heart of the Journey”. 

 

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!