I’m sure you’re thinking, “Jeez Alexis, you sure move a lot!”
Yeah, I can totally admit that I do. I might even have a problem with being indecisive when it comes to certain things, but I can admit it.
After a little less than a year of living in the suburbs of Chicago, I decided to take off and move in with my sister and brother-in-law in their new home in western Colorado. This decision came pretty easy to me, as a number of factors motivated me to do so.
Why I decided to leave Chicago:
1. I was not living in the actual city of Chicago, which I should’ve done originally…but if I would’ve done that, my bills might’ve been about 2x-3x more than living in the suburbs.
Hey guys! So I’m finally able to say I’m a couchsurfer. I did it.
I met up with a complete stranger from Couchsurfing. They were verified/background checked and had numerous references, so I went the “safer” route.
I’m officially in love with this site! I saved A TON of money since I don’t have to spend anything on a hotel. I also got a personal “tour guide” all to myself. This was an amazing experience and has motivated/inspired me to do this again.
I plan on taking a 2 week trip in December solely using the couchsurfing site. I’d like to hit up 3-4 places during those 2 weeks, but I haven’t decided where I will travel to yet. Continue reading →