Friday, 6 February 2009

Another godfather of Couchsurfing

Ah, they're all coming out of the woodwork now. I've already mentioned Jim Haynes and MeetURPlanet founder Jeff Mitchell as forerunners to Now introducing ... Ramon Stoppelenburg, the Dutch founder of LetMeStayForADay.

Ramon travelled the world from May 2001 to July 2003. He did so without any money, relying on people who had agreed to host him through his website. His invite-me-over page
led to 3,577 invitations from 72 countries.

Inspired by online schemes such as SendMeADollar and the RedPaperClipGuy, he gained sponsorship to help him travel the long distances, and hitchhiked the rest.

Read an extract from his book (translated from Dutch) on WorldHum.