I'm posing this question out here in the blogosphere: Has anyone tried Couch Surfing??
I'm dying to give it a try, but I would at least like to hear about others personal experiences with it first! If you haven't tried it, and have no idea what I am talking about....this is basically what I understand it is.
There is a website for Couch Surfing here. And you can post your "couch" (or futon or spare bed) on the website, saying you are willing to have visitors to the area, and be their host for free! Its one of those things for people persons. Anyway, you can put specifications, and then people can contact you and you can get to know people first before telling them you will host them. It can be one or multiple people, but you as a host get the final say.
With that, I'm not looking to host (even though Lincoln is a "hoppin" place, however, I'll probably wait to be a host until I have my own place ready for visitors) but to visit New York City. Since hotels and hostels can be quite steep, and I plan on going with another person...I figured it would be a great opportunity to try it! You can also rate your hosts, so it makes it a little more legit!
So with that...has anyone actually tried it before?!
*Please all of you mothers out there, including mine, don't give me the whole "stranger danger" speech. I'm not actually doing it yet, but getting a general feel for the idea*