Traveling is expensive. We all know that. And if you are on your own, it can be hard to meet people. We all know that as well.
These are only 2 of the many reasons why couchsurfing is a great concept. Basically, its a social networking site which has as its main goal bringing people together through good old fashioned hospitality. Need a place to stay in Rome? Nice? Moscow? Mind sleeping on a couch or an air mattress? One quick search on couchsurfing.com and boom! (ari gold accent) You’ve found something. Not only do you get a roof above your head for free, you have a local who can recommend everything you need to know.
Now, to be fair, I haven’t actually “couchsurfed” yet but this weekend, I am going to Aix en Provence for my first couch surfing experience. I will keep you all posted on how it goes. If you don’t see anything, perhaps I’ll have been murdered in my sleep. In this case, I take back everything I wrote here. From the afterlife of course.