Nithin Coca is a Freelance Writer whose first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly, a memoir on his 13 months, budget trip around the world, is about how travel can give meaning and purpose to your life.
Last month, news broke that Couchsurfing, the web's largest travel social network, had its CEO step down, the latest in a long line of setbacks for the company. In this article, longtime Couchsurfer Nithin Coca explores how an idea with so much promise lost its foundation – its member-build base – leading to its present day downfall.
In this follow-up to his widely shared article on the fall of Couchsurfing, veteran host and surfer Nithin Coca puts forth his plan to save Couchsurfing, through transparency, empowerment, and, most importantly, a reassertion and expansion of the ideals that spurred Couchsurfing's initial growth.
Nithin was born in San Diego, California to parents from South India and was infected with the travel bug at the age of of two months, when his mom took him halfway across the world to India. 30 years and 44 countries later, he is now sure that there is no cure. Nithin has taken […]