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I grew up in a home with very generous parents. We constantly had traveling musicians and friends of friends from all over the world staying with us, and we always had a spare room set up for just such an occasion. Now, I try and maintain this tradition of generosity.
I am a very active member of the CouchSurfing network, I frequently host others and I have surfed couches in dozens of U.S. cities as well as throughout Europe and New Zealand. I've met some of the most interesting and enjoyable people this way, and as a traveler I've found no better way to experience a new place than with someone who has his or her roots there.
I also very frequently utilize the Rideshare section of Craigslist. When I'm driving somewhere I almost always put an ad out and get someone to come along. On long drives it's nice to have someone to talk to, plus it keeps me awake. It is also a great way to save a few bucks if you ask for help with gas.
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