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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!

Their mama went out to run a quick errand, so Louis and Teddy anxiously awaited her return by the front door at Couchsurfing Headquarters.

Their mama went out to run a quick errand, so Louis and Teddy anxiously awaited her return by the front door at Couchsurfing Headquarters.

Happening Today - September 26

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In San Francisco: CS Weekly Dining Group. 7:30pm. Price unknown.

In Galway: Epic Arthur’s Day Pub Crawl. 5:30pm. Free.

In Berlin: Pop-up Gallery Art Show. 6pm. Free.

In Paris: CS Book Swap Meeting. 7.30pm. Free.

In Mallorca: "Thirstday" Weekly Meeting. 9pm. Free.

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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Happening Today - September 21

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In London: Giant 30 Meter Slip N Slide. 2pm. Free

In San Francisco: Volunteering at an Urban Farm. 10am. Free

In Naples: Boat Ride around the Gulf of Naples. 10am. €4.50

In Stockholm: Walk in the Forest. 3pm. Free

In Victoria: Traditional Scottish Ceilidh Dancing. 8pm. $3

Happening today - Aug 8

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In San Francisco: Wine and Cheese Picnic at the Park. FREE. 1 pm.

In Sydney: Thursday Night Movie Night with “28 Days Later”. 7:30 pm. FREE. 

In Rio de Janeiro: 214th Weekly Meeting. 8 pm. FREE. 

In Berlin: Weekly Meeting. 8 pm. FREE.

In Barcelona: Weekly Meeting. 10 pm. FREE.

Help an old dawg learn a new birthday trick!

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This old dawg is not good at celebrating birthdays, but as I’ve just moved  and it’s a new beginning with new friends, I am going to make an effort. So please help me celebrate my 33rd birthday on Sunday. (Because on Monday I turn 34 years old, which is not as nice as 33.)

There will be balloons! Costumes! Puppies! Musical instruments! Cheesecake! As long as you bring them… This will be a potluck picnic.

I do promise to take care of some things. For example, I have an acoustic guitar. But I don’t have a puppy, so please bring one. Thank you.

Everyone is welcome. Yes, that means you. I am inviting friends and friends of friends and Couchsurfers and possibly just random people.

Dolores Park seems like the standard awesome location but I know it can get packed on a nice day, so watch for location and time changes. I will post more information as soon as I have a grasp of how many are planning to make it.

Jonathan Ben-Nun

In San Francisco? Join this event.

Share Your Stories With Couchsurfing!

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There’s nothing we love more than hearing about the incredible things Couchsurfers are accomplishing. From hosting in a Mongolian yurt to roadtripping across America on a comedy tour, Couchsurfers inspire us every day.

Have a story you want to share with Couchsurfing HQ and the world at large? Fill out this form and you could be featured right here on our blog!

Until then, happy surfing!

We had such a fantastic time celebrating the 14th anniversary of when Couchsurfing.org was first registered. Over 150 Couchsurfers visited us at CSHQ for music, food and great conversation!

Big thanks to The Family Crest, a local band, who gave us a pop-up show during the party.

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!

We are now officially a dog-friendly office. This is Teddy. (SO MUCH LOVE RIGHT NOW.) 

We are now officially a dog-friendly office. This is Teddy. (SO MUCH LOVE RIGHT NOW.) 

Join us for International Couchsurfing Day!

Join us at Couchsurfing Headquarters in San Francisco on June 12th to celebrate International Couchsurfing Day!

We’re proving food from around the world, crafts, music and games. So stop by, bring a friend and chat with amazing fellow Couchsurfers and the CS team.

RSVP here.