Couch Surfing

Getting to Know the World through a Stranger

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An interview with Dan Hoffer, founder of CouchSurfing.com and Brenda Burnside, couch surfing host
Show Length: 16 minutes

When I made my way to Costa Rica for the first time, I wanted to get under its skin to get a sense of what life is really like there. So, I tapped into an international network of people who open their homes to travelers called Couch Surfing. I figured if I stayed with a local who really knew the culture, I’d have a far more rich experience than a tour book could bring. In this podcast, I share that first couch surfing experience with you through conversations with Dan Hoffer, one of the founders of CouchSurfing.com and Brenda Burnside, my couch surfing host. Along the way, you’ll see how this experience profoundly altered my perspective about how to explore new places…

Resources:
CouchSurfing.com
Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo by Beth Whitman

2 Responses to Couch Surfing

  1. janD says:

    I like the podcasts – but why are they all ACC-Audio and not MP3? I need to convert them all…

  2. admin says:

    Good question, Jan. AAC is a smaller file size for the quality of the compression. But we’ll take note and consider mp3s going forward. Thanks for the note.

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