Posts tagged with road trip:

“I am in love with the mystery that is traveling, and the brilliance that is couch surfing.” ~ Keiko, describing her Couchsurfing adventures in the western United States, on her blog: http://bit.ly/1pEOlmP

I am in love with the mystery that is traveling, and the brilliance that is couch surfing.” ~ Keiko, describing her Couchsurfing adventures in the western United States, on her blog: http://bit.ly/1pEOlmP

"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)

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

Couchsurfing Book Release Party in San Francisco

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In the summer of 2008, Evan Kenward, along with two friends, embarked on a road trip to take part in this age-old American adventure. When the car broke down in California, Evan’s friends ended the trip and returned home. Evan kept going.

Via cars, buses, boats, friends and strangers, he made it up the Pacific Northwest and through Canada. Through this experience, he discovered Couchsurfing. It changed his perspective on travel, life and human interaction on a larger, more meaningful scale. He was so affected by not only Couchsurfing, but his entire trip, that he wrote a book about it. 
 
After five painstakingly glorious years, he’s finished that book. And he wants to celebrate with Couchsurfers, the folks who made it all happen!  So if you “go to bed at night dreaming about leaving your comforts,” you  might enjoy his book, Young Wanderlust.

And if you happen to be in San Francisco on October 11th, join him (and a few folks from CouchsurfingHQ) at the book release party at Anchor Brewing Company!
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What is your favorite way to travel?

What is your favorite way to travel?

Week 4 on the road for the Mongol Rally. Video by Dan Murphy.

14 years ago today, Couchsurfing.org was born. In those 14 years, Couchsurfing has touched the lives of people in 100,000 cities across the globe. Just last year alone, 10.4 million couches were surfed.
Couchsurfing is so much more than a website, it’s a community of people like you who inspire us every day. And for that we thank you. Happy International Couchsurfing Day!

14 years ago today, Couchsurfing.org was born. In those 14 years, Couchsurfing has touched the lives of people in 100,000 cities across the globe. Just last year alone, 10.4 million couches were surfed.

Couchsurfing is so much more than a website, it’s a community of people like you who inspire us every day. And for that we thank you. Happy International Couchsurfing Day!