Posts Tagged ‘couch surfing’

Q&A Part 1: Travel journalist Vicky Baker

Posted on January 22nd, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

As promised, here is Part 1 of my e-mail interview with Vicky Baker, a Buenos Aires-based freelancer who blogs at Going local travel (a blog inspired by the “Going Local” series she wrote for The Guardian). Note that Vicky answered these questions way back in October 2009; the delay in posting them is all mine, […]

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Couchsurfing, Malta-style

Posted on February 17th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

The couchsurfing craze continues to spread, as this recent article from the Times of Malta shows: Want to become a couch-surfer? The Maltese traveller profiled in the piece fits the usual couchsurfing stereotype–20-something, single and footloose–but he claims even families are jumping on the bandwagon.

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Couch surfing, cruise ships and safety

Posted on December 6th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Couch surfing is getting a lot of attention these days–even here on this blog. The latest entry is a short report about the phenomenon by the CBS affiliate in Dallas. KOLN-TV in Lincoln, Nebraska, also posted a news report on couch surfing, which included an interview with local police chief Tom Casady. Casady pointed out that […]

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Crash on a couch

Posted on July 30th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Looking for a way to meet folks abroad? One option for adventurous types: couch surfing. It is, as the Christian Science Monitor put it recently, “the universe of social networking itself, simply pushed into the real world.” In a nutshell, travellers hit the CouchSurfing website and make connections with people willing to offer people a […]

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