Couchsurfing San Diego Ambassadors – The San Diego Reader

Besides the regular hotels, resorts, hostels, and mass transit systems, there are a few other resources tech nomads use when they travel. While the following networks do help us save money by providing free places to stay or transportation, the goal is much deeper. These networks allow us to experience unconventional adventure, engage in cultural immersion, connect with the locals, and give back to the places we travel through work exchanges and volunteering. When given a chance and used properly, these are all powerful tools for experiencing new worlds.


Hosting and Accommodation:

  • BeWelcome
  • TrustRoots
  • Couchsurfing – Find a free couch to surf worldwide and meet locals.
  • HelpX – Free volunteer work exchange abroad.
  • Work-A-Way – The site for travel, language, and work exchange. Help out and get housed and fed. Sign up fee.
  • WWOOF – World wide opportunities on organic farms. Sign up fee.
  • Squat the Planet –  A networking forum for alternative adventurers of the world.
  • Care Taker – House sitting jobs worldwide.

Traveling Musician Malika Sellami


Hitch-Hiking Land & Ocean:


RV’ing & Road Trips:

  • Technomadia – All you ever wanted to know about RV’ing across America and being a nomad.
  • Road Trip USA – Tips from America’s roads.
  • NuRVers – Resource for RVers.

Packing & Travel Tips:

Language Resources:

  • Live Mocha – Free language exchange for people all over the world.
  • Point it! – Awesome picture dictionary that works in any country. Just point, don’t mime.

Cristian Azdrubal – Mexico

Successful Nomads & Must-Visit Websites:

Other Useful Communities & Networks:

  • Square Mouth – Compare Travel Insurance. Don’t travel without it!
  • Wiser Earth – The Social Network for Sustainability.
  • Tribe – Member-created groups for every interest.
  • MeetUp – Organize events and gatherings.

Please contact us if you have a website to add to the list!

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