Remember the movie " The accidental tourist"? ( The book was by Anne Tyler, the novel became a finalist for the Pulitzer prize.) The movie had William Hurt starring as a wary travel writer, who never left his very best chair. His logo was indeed a red winged-armchair....
Well, I always found the idea of visiting faraway places with the safety and comforts of your own home, quite charming... And the movie was alright too!
While I was in Asia, I often heard about a phenomenon called; Couch Surfing...!
It's all about meeting people, while either abroad or staying at home; You can host someone, offering your couch as a soft place to fall or if you're not interested in such a cosy set up, you can have a meeting somewhere less intimate.
You can show a foreigner your favorite spots or even better; show someone the secret ones in your city... Actually you can do whatever you wanna do... But meeting people is the main ingredient in that cocktail...
It's all about profiles and you can always limit your interactions if you don't want to commit..!
I'm having a total stranger staying for two nights and then a wandering Brit staying for the week-end... I've read other peoples comments about their company, read their profiles, seen the pictures and found that; I'm only running the risk of having a good time.
So these next few days; I'll let a globetrotter spin a yearn or two, while in the comfort zone of my own home. I'll be an accidental tourist-
And right here on my couch, I'll go see other voices, other rooms...
How good can it get?