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Vacation To Worcation: 3 Ways To Become a Productive Digital Nomad

Brian David Crane | Posted 07.05.2016 | Travel
Brian David Crane

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.

Why I Quit My Job To Couch Surf The World

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 02.27.2017 | Health and Fitness
Celinne Da Costa

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.

7 Huge Communities That Wouldn't Exist Without Internet

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

Say what you will about the ever-growing presence of the Internet in our lives, but there’s no denying it’s been instrumental in bringing people t...

10 Student Travel Tips I Wish I'd Known Earlier

Isabel Leong | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Isabel Leong

From whether you should take the plunge to study abroad during your summer holidays, to actually being out there and making the best of your overseas ...

Couchsurfing: A Dating App?

Brenda Mejia | Posted 03.09.2017 | Travel
Brenda Mejia

I will answer this question right away: NO. Couchsurfing is not a dating app. Is an app to meet like-minded travelers that are willing to help you t...

10 Modern Travel Words You Need To Know

Shanti Burton | Posted 01.18.2017 | Travel
Shanti Burton

We've all heard of the terms globetrotters, day trippers and wanderlust but have you heard of glamping, a solivagant or mancations?

"I Didn't Ask To Be Homeless: I Made Good Choices!"

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Paul Heroux

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 Rules For Crashing At A Friend's Place

Map Happy | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

The key to being an amazing houseguest is learning how to talk, walk and breathe like a ninja.

Servas, an Open Door to Travel the Lonely Planet... for Free!

Eric Trules | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Eric Trules

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.

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.

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.18.2015 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

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.

How To Travel The World On $40 A Day

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

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.

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.

Finding Courage Far From Home

Jill Kozak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Jill Kozak

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.

How to Travel the World for Free

Budget Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

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.

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.

Home Is Where the Local Is

Global Yodel | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

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.

How Couchsurfing Epitomizes the 'Sharing Economy'

Rachel Stern | Posted 03.27.2013 | San Francisco
Rachel Stern

Alexandra Liss, 29, tried not to grimace when waking up at 4 a.m. in Morocco. Living like a local, the San Franciscan agreed to try a pre-dawn prayer with her Couchsurfing host.

The Shame of Being Broke: Going, Going, Nearly Gone

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

2012 was the year when people started freely telling casual friends they were broke -- or living in their car. It was the year that contract-thumping moralists lost their voice. It was the year that sleeping on a friend's couch became acceptable and accepted.

4 Times A Hotel Is Better Than A Guest Room

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

There's no sugarcoating it: visits to friends or family members' homes can sometimes be excruciatingly difficult.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.24.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Remember travel agents? Once a staple of vacation planning, their numbers have dwindled as Internet and social media use has skyrocketed.

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.

Need To Pee? There's An App For That

Inae Oh | Posted 11.07.2011 | New York

New Yorkers know too well what it's like to run around town pee-pee dancing toward the nearest accesible bathroom. Images of the worst case scenario s...

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, ...

The Gift of Money

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

With the Internet reducing search, transaction and distribution costs to near nil, savvy start-ups have been able to thwart the capitalist order and make use-value the sole value of a good once again.