Free traveling is a lot of fun, and Couch Surfing allows such free travelling, as well as allowing you to meet nice and interesting people along the way.
So how do you do that?
The first thing to do when joining the Coach Surfing community is to open a profile, and you must have a full profile.
How Long In Advance Should You Send Out A Request?
A couch search should be done neither too early nor too late. The recommended time is 3 days to one week in advance.
Found a Couch, Now What?
After you have received a positive answer, it is advisable to be sociable and polite. If the host is busy at work, try being independent. Do not burden him and ask him to take you places. When you leave the apartment, say goodbye—or leave a note and a small gift, thanking him for the hospitality.
Maintain Personal Safety
Choose hosts that have lots of positive feedback from other surfers. Make sure someone knows where you are at all times, and if the situation does not feel safe for you, it is best to choose another place to stay.