Well today, I found a site that got me so excited, I had to write this blog about it right away! I’ve been traveling for years and somehow, didn’t know that this site existed. It’s been around for a few years now and faced almost a total loss yet members of this community wouldn’t stand for it and rallied it back for a complete re-emergence online! Just what is this awesome site you ask? Well it’s called couch surfing and you can find it here. http://www.couchsurfing.com Here are a good book about couch surfing, the tips and tricks here can be used anywhere you travel! Just what is couch surfing? It’s a community site designed to help members find a free place to sleep no matter where they may be in the world! It’s really easy to use, all you need to do is register and then start your “couch surf.” Once you’ve found a place that you like, you contact the person who owns the “couch” to see if they’d like to have you come and stay with them! Do you have a couch to offer? Add it to the list and wait for the flock of travelers who’d like to stay on your couch! Couch surfing has over 105 000 members, over 38 000 successful surfers, 44 000+ friendships created with 207 countries being represented! Now this is something! What I really love about this site is the attitude coming from the creators of this new phenomenon. It’s so much more than just finding a “free” place to stay. The mantra of couchsurfing.com is this: “Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time.” What else do they have to say? “We help to create a better world by opening our homes, our hearts and our lives. We open our minds and welcome the knowledge cultural exchange makes available. We create deep and meaningful connections that cross oceans, continents and cultures. CouchSurfing changes not only the way we travel, but how we relate to the world!” Most of us think that we can’t change the world we live in, after all we’re just one person right? In my mind, it’s travel that allows us to be able to change the world and it is one person at a time. You never know who’s life you’re going to touch, or who will walk into your world. You will never know the true understanding of how people choose to live in different parts of the world until we experince it for ourselves. This is why I am so very passionate about the world of travel. Each experience is individual but in the end, we all gain new perspectives, outlooks and broaden our minds. With this, we are then armed to spread what we have learned, this is how change takes place. So let’s help change the world! One traveler at a time. Go, learn about different cultures, make new friends, learn new things and help spread the peace and prosperity we are all looking for. Go on and join the community of Couch Surfing! Get to your couch by booking great flights here! or here! As always, Happy Travels!