Couchsurfing

Never before have I been to a country whereby the preconceptions of it are so far away from reality. There is no war in Iran
Tired of spending your workday sitting in an office? Or maybe you've just come back from a trip, and you've got a serious case of wanderlust? If you're like me, then you know that the more places you travel, the more you want to see and explore.
For every person that pitches in to help me live my dream, I will find a way to help them live theirs. While an act of kindness from an individual may feel small, when scaled across a network of people, these acts can cumulatively change someone's life.
Into macramé? Want to practice your Japanese? Finding others with common interests has never been so easy.
Presented by Kia
If you're in Europe, take advantage of a Eurail Pass. Sure, train travel takes a bit longer than plane travel, but if you
I have experienced Couchsurfing as a host, as a surfer and also as an useful tool to meet locals or visitors. I have to make
We've all heard of the terms globetrotters, day trippers and wanderlust but have you heard of glamping, a solivagant or mancations?
Inmates being released from jail or prison need housing first and foremost because without a place to sleep the night they are released from incarceration, they are immediately at risk for recidivism.
The key to being an amazing houseguest is learning how to talk, walk and breathe like a ninja.
Long before there were Airbnb or Couchsurfing, I was able to travel the lonely planet for free by staying with voluntary Servas hosts around the world.
As a host, I have had some wonderful experiences and some less wonderful. As a guest, I have been fortunate to have had all wonderful experiences and make friends all over the world.
The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices. If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a lot less. You can collect and redeem miles, watch for seat sales but if you're open minded to other ideas, here are a few other options that can help you travel on a budget.
When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it.
Looking back on my amazing experience with my new friends, there are five things my couch surfing experience in Amsterdam has taught me that can possibly help you if you are daring to test the waters to hang ten on strange couches.
Behind my eyes were such beautiful sites, so many generous, kind people. Is this what I had been afraid of? Having an amazing time? Meeting people from halfway around the globe who shared similar interests as me? It all seemed so silly now. It's certainly true that nature loves courage.
We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.
For travelers craving a unique and personal place to stay, vacation rentals can provide the ultimate experience. Whether you're a first-timer nervous to ditch traditional lodging or an experienced host or guest, these tips will help you avoid scams and make the most of your stay.
We reached out to our contributors and asked them to share pictures of their homes. Click through the slideshow below to meet a speedo-clad man named Cloudy Cloud, see a LA pillow fight and learn what happens when a group of travelers take over a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.