Sunday, August 30, 2009

Teachers and Travel Networks

I need to tap into your collective wisdom for a moment. I love to travel, but like most people, I don't have a lot of money to do so. I've read about many interesting ways to get free or cheap travel, and I'm hoping maybe some of you out there might have some experience or information to help me out.
  1. Has anyone actually used the Educators Bed and Breakfast Travel Networks? They claim to have thousands of members across the globe, but I've never met or heard from one. There are apparently a lot of other networks focused on educators, but the whole things looks kind of shady to me.
  2. Does anyone subscribe to the Caretaker Gazette? It's basically classifieds for house-sitting. Are there other similar resources you would recommend?
  3. Finally, the most promising idea I've read about is couchsurfing. I think we all do this with people we know, but I'd love to hear from someone who tried this route.
I'm interested in any other educator-related travel opportunities out there that I haven't heard of. Your help is always appreciated!