How to Couch Surf

Incase you're not already aware, CouchSurfing is both a social network and a hospitality exchange website. Since its launch in 2004, the website has grown to become one of the largest online communities of travellers in the world and has 7 million members (according to CS) across 207 countries.

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5 Free Things to do in Queenstown

Located in the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown is a stunningly beautiful town situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Majestic mountains surround it, which makes for some breathtaking scenery. With so many adventure opportunities on its doorstep, Queenstown has become known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’.

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A Day on the Istanbul Princes’ Islands

While hitchhiking in Turkey, I had the opportunity to visit the Princes’ Islands (Adalar in Turkish)- a set of four large islands in the Sea of Marmara, about 20 kilometers southeast of Istanbul.  After moving to the city several months later, exploring these beautiful places became my favorite weekend activity. ...

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Girlfriends Getaway to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is a barrier island tucked neatly up so closely against the South Carolina coast that it is just a short drive over a marsh-lined causeway to get there and a short drive from both Charleston and Savannah, yet a whole world away in...

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Otavalo, Ecuador

A gust of cool wind that blows through the open bus window jolts me awake. I open my eyes to an astonishing vista. The ice-blue slopes of distant glacial peaks resemble an impressionist landscape, while nearby valleys are dappled with rectangular parcels of green and gold farmland.

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Lucca: Tuscany’s Not-So-Famous Walled City

Lucca is often overlooked by travelers to Tuscany, in favour either of Pisa, 20 minutes to the west or Florence 50 minutes to the east. So much the better for those who want to escape hordes of tourists and join the locals strolling or bicycling the historic district’s narrow,...

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Collioure, a Southern France Gem

Collioure. Bathed in the Mediterranean Sun of southern France; its very name evoking an aura of art culture. But there is more. Much more.   On a warm Fall day we stepped off the train at the small station; but minutes from the scenic harbour image implanted in our minds.

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Genoa – Home of Columbus and Much More

I was in Barcelona and sea travel beckoned. As I discovered, there was no ferry to Marseille, where I really wanted to go, but an overnight ferry to Genoa in Italy. As becomes the birth town of the great Christopher Columbus, I thought it most appropriate to approach the...

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Magic Circles on the Salisbury Plain

The rain was pouring down, the wind blustering so hard it kept blowing my umbrella inside-out, but even in the stormy weather, the ancient stone circle of Avebury was an amazing sight. Perhaps the misty aura around the site made it even more mystical.

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There’s more to Bavaria than just Munich

People say I have an unhealthy relationship with Germany. It’s my most favourite place in the world, and several trips, travels and studies have led me there time and time again. I think I could write an entire ten pages on my enormous love for the country – the...

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