Couch Surfing

Why we enjoy Couchsurfing!

Way back in September, I wrote about couchsurfing, called Ride the Wave. At the time I didn’t know what we were in for. Truthfully, we started this with the intent of hopefully finding some free accomodation for our year long trip. Spending a year on the road is going to be costly. After hosting several sets of surfers we’ve found a better reason to be a part of the couchsurfing culture. I know, some of you are still skeptical about introducing people into our house that we don’t even know. I agree, but you don’t have Charo screening every single person that puts in a request. We have received at least 2 dozen requests to come to stay with us, and of those only a few have passed Charo’s qualifications to be in our house. When people ask to stay, she reads their profile and searches through their references as well. So far, she’s done an amazing job and it seems everyone she’s matched up with us has enjoyed their stay with us as well. A Few Experiences We’ve Had A couple of weekends ago we hosted a couple from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I enjoyed meeting Tanya and Joshua from the moment they arrived. Over the next couple of days we had great conversations about Mexico, Canada, and travelling just to name a few topics. The first full day here, they went downtown to check out some sites. Before they left, we decided to have dinner together that night. When they arrived back, Tanya and Joshua made homemade tortillas for us. They even got Mateo and Daniela involved in the process. The end result was very tasty. Charo was working that [...]

By |2020-05-01T03:47:57-04:00March 11th, 2019|Couch Surfing, Life Before the trip|2 Comments

Couchsurfing: Our First Guests

A few weeks ago, I wrote to you about Couchsurfing. Today I’m going to tell you about hosting our first guests. Before I begin to tell you about our experience, I want to explain the use of names. You’ll notice today I’m going to refer to our guests as Betty and Cathy. Betty explained to me that although Couch surfing is very social, some parts of their lives are private and should remain so. So forgive my effort to keep their lives anonymous. For today’s blog, I’m also not going to give you any of their background info like where they are from, well, other than they are somewhere from Earth. I’ll also not talk about their jobs, which are both pretty cool and highly respected. I don’t think the rest of their background is essential for today. […]

By |2020-04-23T09:44:09-04:00October 7th, 2018|Couch Surfing, Life Before the trip|8 Comments

Couchsurfing: Ride the Wave

This photo was inspired by my brother. I can’t wait to get started on this adventure! All the different places to go, people to meet. Will we be staying in hotels? AirBnB? Hostels? All different, all with their benefits and downfalls. Are these our only options? Nope! Charo’s been doing some research, and she’s signed us up for some surfing – Couchsurfing. […]

By |2020-04-23T09:43:06-04:00September 16th, 2018|Couch Surfing, Life Before the trip|2 Comments
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