This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guests talk about the websites Couchsurfing and Hospitality Club, where local residents around the world offer travelers a couch to sleep on and a host to show them around.
- Veit Kühne, founder of Hospitality Club
- Daniel Hoffer, one of the founders of Couchsurfing
- Jeff 7/6/07: "We've been on Couchsurfing for about 4 years. We have had dozens of people surf our house with nothing but great results. Our daughter traveled completely around the world 2 years ago (age 21) with nothing but a 30 pound pack and her couchsurfing reputation. She spent on average $3.50/day (not counting air travel). Couchsurfing is the greatest thing on the net!"
- Marco 7/5/07: "I just listened to your wonderful program about Couchsurfing. i would just like to mention a similar organization called BeWelcome, www.bewelcome.org. Keep up the good work!"