Couch surfing is essentially a social media platform that connects global travellers. As the name suggest, once you join the community, you can request for a couch or a mattress at a host’s place. It operates in over 200,000 cities across the globe; hence you are very likely to find a host at a destination of your choice. This is a great way to meet travellers across the world with a local host at your side. You can explore even less mainstream bits of the place. Sounds awesome, right?