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Time For Your Hobby

May 2019

Ep.37 Catching The Couch Wave (Jen - Couchsurfing)

May 19, 2019

(Jen - Couchsurfing)

On this episode I had the honor to have Jen as my guest. She shared with me her interest in couchsurfing as her hobby.

If you want to learn more about Jen and her interesting hobby, you can find her on https://www.couchsurfing.com/ (once you log in you can look up theinfamousj)

If that’s not enough for you you can find her also surfing around on reddit. Her user name there is also theinfamousj (https://www.reddit.com/user/theinfamousj/)

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If you would like to be on the show or have any questions, you can send me an email at timeforyourhobby@gmail.com

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Time Stamp:
00:27 - Intro
01:25 - Who is Jen?
02:19 - What is your hobby?
02:38 - What is couchsurfing?
04:17 - How did you get introduced to couchsurfing?
06:12 - When did you start being a host?
07:04 - What are your criteria for people to come stay at your place?
08:51 - Do you prefer to host or be a guest?
09:47 - Talks about the term ‘’couch crashers’’
11:54 - What is the average age of people that come visit?
13:39 - Who was the most interesting host you ever had?
16:00 - What are some dos and don’ts has host and as a guest?
24:06 - How do you choose the next spot you want to go visit?
25:29 - Where have you been so far?
26:40 - What would you say is the best part about couchsurfing?
29:20 - What was your biggest challenge when you first started couchsurfing?
32:13 - Has couchsurfing ever helped you relax when you are stressed?
32:35 - Has couchsurfing ever stressed you out?
35:50 - What are some misconceptions about people who do couchsurfing?
39:06 - Is there a background check to become a host?
40:38 - How did couchsurfing have an impact on your perspective on life?
41:36 - How popular is couchsurfing in your area?
45:15 - Do you want to share this hobby with the world or keep it for yourself?
46:31 - Do you have any word of advice for anyone who might be interested in couchsurfing?
48:53 - Do you have any social media links you would like to share?
50:03 - Do you have any questions for me about couchsurfing?
51:58 - Outro