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Here Are Several Common Airbnb Problems No One Checks for Before Booking

Map Happy | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It's really easy to glance at the rating, scroll through the pictures, check the price and check out. If I was booking a hotel, I'd never have to think twice: I expect all my hotel comforts to be sitting and waiting there for me. But unfortunately, hotel comforts aren't standard in residential buildings.

10 Ways To Keep Your Solo Vacation Cheap

CheapTickets | Posted 07.17.2016 | Travel

The average local would be honored to show off their city, and you know that their genuine excitement comes from their pride for their home and not a paycheck at the end of the day.

How to Be a Successful Couch Surfer

Karl Wilder | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Karl Wilder

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.

5 Lessons Learned Couch Surfing in Amsterdam

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

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.

How to Avoid Apartment Rental Scams

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

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.

Studies Abroad: The Case for Couchsurfing

R.D. Courteau | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
R.D. Courteau

With over 5 million members scatted across all countries, it is almost certain that if you can locate a hostel, you can find a couchsurfer host nearby, eager to host you for free.

Homeless for the Holidays

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Well, Turkey Day is over and the malls were packed on Black Friday, and through the weekend, with shoppers trying to catch those quickly vanishing best bargains of the year. But, what does the holiday season really mean to us and to people living on the streets?

How to Couch Surf

Francis Tapon | Posted 10.17.2012 | San Francisco
Francis Tapon

Whenever people come to my events or read my books, they ask me, "How do you manage to get invited to so many people's homes when you travel?" I am super social when I travel and I adore couchsurfing.

eBay Founder's Annual Forum Unites Business Leaders Investing In Social Change

Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact

One network of top executives is proving that good business means wise investments -- specifically investments in people who have the power to create ...

Couch-Surfing Stunt Turns Deadly

Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Usually, the most dangerous part of couch surfing is asking your host if you can sack out in his living room a few more days. In Québec, however, ...

PHOTOS: The Beginning Of A Nobody's Amazing Adventure

Leon Logothetis | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Leon Logothetis

I admit it. This whole thing started because of an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, a depressing London flat, a subtitled foreign flick and a personal existential crisis.

WATCH: Couch Surfing, Literally

Posted 10.09.2011 | Sports

BroShenanigans. Their name says it all. What do you get when you have some bros, an old couch and a boat? Couch surfing, obviously. These guys, ...

How Could I Afford to Travel Around the World for Two Years?

Lisa Lubin | Posted 08.29.2011 | Travel
Lisa Lubin

One of the most common questions I am asked is: "How did you afford to travel around the world?" Here is the simple answer: I saved money by traveling. It would have cost me a lot more to stay and live in Chicago than to travel around the world.

Couch Surfing and Me

Danna Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Danna Harman

I start my week-long couch surfing adventure scrolling through the hundreds of hosts listed on the Rome page and randomly pick one. "Hi there, could I stay on your couch Sunday night?" I write, cheerfully.

Couchsurfing Memoir: How Many Different Apartments Can One Person Live In?

Los Angeles Times | Steven Zeitchik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Berman, whose new book is "No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments," has made it her goal to dwell in homes in two of the most expensive cities ...

Homeric Hospitality in the South

Michael Koenigs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Koenigs

The United States is now the "Couch Surfing" capital of the world with nearly 400,000 people opening their homes to random travelers on

Former Corporate Controller Now 'Couch Surfing' To Stay Afloat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Richard Brown lost his job over a year ago, and is profiled by as just one of 1.2 million former homeowners who lost their house during the ...

9 AWESOME Spring Break Alternatives (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Produced by HuffPost's College Reporting Team Forget Cancun. Forget Vail. And forget your childhood bedroom, replete with stuffed animals and a st...