Ever dreamt of surfing the crest of a big blue wave in the USA but were too afraid to get your feet wet?
Here’s an alternative that’s safer, cheaper and will also keep your legs dry!
Couchsurfing is a form of lodging where holidaymakers and travellers reside on an acquaintance's couch rather than paying for a traditional hotel.
However, if you don’t have friends or family at your destination, there are always organisations like CouchSurfing International or the BeWelcome collective that can help and quite a number of similar websites to look at too.
Many of these groups see themselves as ‘hospitality exchange networks’ putting people in touch with other friendly folk across the globe. Some of them even extend to broader social networking by organising conventions, camping trips and sporting events.
What is great about these schemes is that members get to share hospitality with one another, hosts have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world without leaving home and ‘Surfers’ get the chance to participate cheaply in the local life of places they visit.
Top of the list for places to visit is the United States of America (USA) which may not come as a surprise as it is the couchsurfing capital of the world; its top 5 destinations include New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago.
So, if you’re looking for an alternative experience this year on a tight budget or just want to try something new, then ‘Couchsurfin’ USA’ may just be up your street.
Whether you decide to try couchsurfing or take any other type of break this year, Flexicover Direct, the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.
If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!