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Paleo Travel and Couchsurfing

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 13, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Would you couchsurf if the hosts were paleo? Does paleo make it harder to travel healthily for you?

Couch surf is where you stay at a host house when you travel, and often the host will stay your place at some time. If done correctly it save a lot on housing and food expenses. And you could share recipes too.

78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Come! You're more than invited! :)

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 06:35 PM

txrandom - Way to go! Thanks for setting this up. I hope to be able to join in the fun soon.

1ab7ccb9520dddd0777db88e74ca0bed

(870)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:25 AM

An actual group on CouchSurfing.org. I've created one and added it to my post.

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 14, 2012
at 02:51 AM

On facebook? Or some social network built from the ground up?

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 14, 2012
at 02:51 AM

I will definitely stop by some time. I need to try kosher argentina food. The spices are probably wonderful.

78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 14, 2012
at 01:20 AM

ar-gen-ti-na!!! the land of plenty o' beef!!!!

78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 14, 2012
at 01:18 AM

Hahaha! @BoredomKillsYa Of course I am, here is my profile: http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/citywanderer/ - note that I've never actively sought paleos on CS so my profile is more just my wacky sense of humor than about paleo. @PrimallyKosher well I am paleo AND Jewish AND in Argentina -- but I'm not a woman! But, considering I know lots of people and it's a tiny world here, I probably know her! I do run the Paleo Argentina Meetup also! Who is she, I want to meet her (but alas I'm taken... by a paleo-kosher Argentine woman!! haha) ;) I'd love to have ANY paleo who is awesome: come visit!

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on February 14, 2012
at 12:31 AM

It sounds like you have the best couch in Latin America! If I ever travel to Argentina I'll be sure to look you up!

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on February 14, 2012
at 12:15 AM

that would be awesome! are you on the couchsurf.org website??

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 13, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Are you the paleo-kosher women in argentina?

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78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 13, 2012
at 09:33 PM

We couchsurf all the time, and host all the time -- in fact, a couchsurfer is arriving tomorrow. Oh and all couchsurfers who come here jump right into our all-beef Argentina experience :)

Hey if any paleos want a true paleo experience (in many senses!) in Argentina, just send me a shout-out! morgan@westegg.com

33ff1847bdaeceabe95f0735c3c40694

on February 14, 2012
at 12:15 AM

that would be awesome! are you on the couchsurf.org website??

78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 14, 2012
at 01:18 AM

Hahaha! @BoredomKillsYa Of course I am, here is my profile: http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/citywanderer/ - note that I've never actively sought paleos on CS so my profile is more just my wacky sense of humor than about paleo. @PrimallyKosher well I am paleo AND Jewish AND in Argentina -- but I'm not a woman! But, considering I know lots of people and it's a tiny world here, I probably know her! I do run the Paleo Argentina Meetup also! Who is she, I want to meet her (but alas I'm taken... by a paleo-kosher Argentine woman!! haha) ;) I'd love to have ANY paleo who is awesome: come visit!

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 13, 2012
at 11:17 PM

Are you the paleo-kosher women in argentina?

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(19479)

on February 14, 2012
at 12:31 AM

It sounds like you have the best couch in Latin America! If I ever travel to Argentina I'll be sure to look you up!

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 14, 2012
at 02:51 AM

I will definitely stop by some time. I need to try kosher argentina food. The spices are probably wonderful.

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1ab7ccb9520dddd0777db88e74ca0bed

on February 13, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Does somebody want to make an Official PaleoHacks CouchSurfing group?

http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=50344

C4f1a0c70c4e0dea507c2e346c036bbd

on February 14, 2012
at 02:51 AM

On facebook? Or some social network built from the ground up?

1ab7ccb9520dddd0777db88e74ca0bed

(870)

on February 14, 2012
at 03:25 AM

An actual group on CouchSurfing.org. I've created one and added it to my post.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 06:35 PM

txrandom - Way to go! Thanks for setting this up. I hope to be able to join in the fun soon.

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C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 13, 2012
at 09:54 PM

That would be a yes for me. I love this question and look forward to hearing responses/adding new destinations to my travel list!

78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 14, 2012
at 01:20 AM

ar-gen-ti-na!!! the land of plenty o' beef!!!!

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E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

on February 14, 2012
at 12:50 AM

I would do it and probably host too. My husband and I had talked about WWOOFing at some point with our kids if we could find at least a GF-friendly place. I'd mostly worry about couch-surfing with small children. They're a handful, and hosting adults would be much easier. Luckily for now I have relatives and friends who live in Europe and will host us. I like being able to stay outside a hotel and more in the culture of wherever we're going.

http://wwoof.org/ for the other reference.

As for travel difficulty... I've found that I am happy 'cheat' to include traditional local foods as long as they're gluten-free, so I'm not the best one to ask on that.

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33ff1847bdaeceabe95f0735c3c40694

on February 14, 2012
at 12:14 AM

my boyfriend and i are actually looking to go couch surfing in spain and portugal this summer :) i don't care if they're paleo or not..i want a legit cultural experience

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8aaf45dcdbc21a2144df0006180fe60e

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on February 14, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Haven't really couch surfed but would love to go to Argentina!

78ecfc8268ec58cdc189301f4b071088

(1670)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:53 PM

Come! You're more than invited! :)

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on February 14, 2012
at 02:27 AM

I've couchsurfed a lot, and having celiac found myself naturally eating somewhat Primal before going full paleo. Now that I am paleo, I hope to couchsurf more in the future. For me it fits quite well. A modern nomad who eats like a modern caveman.

Again because of celiac, when I travel I often have my own food and learn where local markets are. I have to. But if the host were paleo, even better.

I would host as well, once I have the digs to do so. And might very well hit up Morgan in Argentina (above) whenever I make it down there. And I'd gladly friend other PaleoHackers on CS, if I remembered my login...

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