Couch Surfing

Image result for Couch Surfing

Reading through my articles, this one Couch surfers” uncover free lodging, new friends   made me pause and reflect. I was unsure why I saved it. Perhaps because the term “Couch Surfing” in my profession is often defined as “The practice of temporarily lodging with a stranger—free of charge, often with friends or family.” In other words, an individual was homeless. Though this article and company removed the stigma from the word, its message was clear “Best way to stay with amazing locals, make lifelong travel friends, or host travelers coming to your hometown.”

Image result for Couch Surfing

I like to think I am an adventurous person, as just last year I jetted set with Abby and hiked a beautiful rain forest with my spouse. I, however, personally draw the line at these accommodations (Hell, I have turned down several social worker and home visits jobs over the years, and that just entails going into strangers’ homes to do assessments). My rule when traveling is safety first. Is this something you would do, and dare I ask if I am missing out? I am also curious where the weirdest place is you have ever slept. If you’re curious, as a child below the poverty line I slept in apartment building laundry rooms, under porches, and in cold abandoned homes. As a well-established professional adult, I once had to spend an evening in a car with my spouse after miscommunication about who was supposed to make reservations.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Career Journal, Reading and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Couch Surfing

  1. Paola says:

    It’s a nice idea

    Liked by 1 person

Please Leave Your Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s