One of the author's hosts in Aleppo.

As war rages on, a message from inside Syria

I was staying at a beachfront hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania when I saw the first images of the unrest in Syria on TV. I watched footage of Syrians in the southern city of Deraa brazenly burning the pictures of President Bashar al-Assad that once lined every street, store, restaurant, and home. I was glued to the news, watching the […]
Jun 11, 2012
(Photo by Allen Wright)

Surf’s up: Couchsurfing community thrives in Seattle

Casey Fenton was traveling in Iceland in 1999 and decided he wanted to connect with locals. He sent a mass email to the student body at the University of Reykjavik, describing himself while asking for a place to stay. He was amazed at the number of offers he got. Inspired, he teamed up with some […]
May 29, 2012