How I Use Couchsurfing for Local Experiences and Budget Travel

As a host, to Couchsurf is to open up your space and share the secrets and joys of your home city. As a guest, Couchsurfing is for those who want a different experience and the companionship, guidance, and friendship of a local.

Career, Lifestyle, Travel

My Rebound Story: I Lost My Job, But Found Purpose and a New Outlook

Two, three years ago, you could find me in Manhattan, walking the red carpet at a movie premiere or at an exclusive launch party. I had a dream job. But that all changed when I was laid off by email. And I wouldn't change a thing.


Things to Do and Places to Go in Arizona… My Faves

I've lived in Arizona for almost 10 years. As a frequent host of out-of-town visitors, I often get asked, "What are the best things to do here?" Well, let me tell you, my friends.


Solo Travel: The Mental and Emotional Benefits

I love solo travel. When to wake up and go to bed? Up to me. What to see and where to go? My choice. No debates, no compromises. But what else sucks me in about solo travel: the personal growth that comes with being totally, completely on your own.