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Why Couch Surfing Is So Popular

October 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Phineas Upham

The idea of letting a stranger stay in your house or apartment for several days might seem like a nightmare for some people. But according to The New Yorker, millions of other people have embraced the concept of “couch surfing.” By signing up on sites such as CouchSurfing.org, they can host travelers from around the world at their home or find a free place to stay while traveling.

The advantages for doing this are more than just economical. Many people who are involved with couch surfing say that hosting travelers from other countries gives them a chance to meet a diverse group of people and expand their worldview without leaving their homes.

See more at: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/04/16/120416fa_fact_marx


Phineas Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phineas Upham website or Twitter page.

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