For those who haven’t heard about Couchsurfing, you should definitely take a gander at the website. I encourage people from all walks of life to sign up and be a part of the fantastic network and community of like-minded travelers who all share common ground and offer unique perspectives on life.
Please visit www.couchsurfing.org to learn more.
For the past two weeks I have hosted Serena Black from Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada. She came here from Carlton University in Ottawa, Ontario as a journalism student on an internship with CBC Radio in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She explained this to me in her couch request to me and how she needed a place to stay during this time and didn’t want to stay in a hotel/hostel. I thought it would be great to meet her and learn more about who she is and her involvement with CBC Radio. It was definitely one of the longer periods of time i have hosted but I showed Serena around a few different places and we both had a lot of work to do so it worked out well that we could both get some work done. During her internship she had the opportunity to be involved with and pitch some story ideas.
One of these developed into a story on Couchsurfing and she interviewed myself and some couchsurfers (Alex & Kacie) who drove all the way up from Texas just to experience Thunder Bay.
The following is an interview i recorded on my garage band program at 7:45am Thursday March 25th, 2010 on the Great Northwest morning show on CBC Radio Thunder Bay. Lisa Laco interviews Serena Black.