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.
I sometimes get flack from my friends and family about some of the "risky" decisions I make as a solo traveler. But I operate under the mindset that almost all people, everywhere, are good and kind.
It’s the ever-present traveling conundrum: with a finite budget, the more you spend to lay your head, the less you can spend on everything else.
Ecuador as a travel destination: Enough have come before to pave the way, but not enough that the people and the country are jaded, advantageous of or overrun by foreigners.
So you decided to go on a trip alone. How do you actually meet people? Let me share with you the methods I used to meet people. It's not what you think...