Typically Tim Ferriss (author of The Four Hour Workweek, The Four Hour Body, and now The Four Hour Chef — all HIGHLY recommended!) is typically about 1-2 years ahead of me in my own journey, though on this particular topic I figure I have the lead.
Still, after 4-years straight of CouchSurfing (2008-2012), I still hadn’t managed to post a comprehensive article anywhere with my recommendations about navigating the CouchSurfing.org website. Now, thanks to Mr. Ferriss, it looks I don’t have to. You can travel the world and stay at other people’s homes without using this website, but if this you plan to, do yourself a favor and read this article first.