"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving" - Lao Tzu
Travelers have been stranded all over the world, stuck on the ground due to Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano. In response to overflowing airports and overbooked hotels, Tripping Hosts have been offering their hospitality in this time of crisis.

On behalf of all the travelers who were welcomed into your homes - thanks! Your generosity is inspiring and we're happy that you're part of our community.

Happy travels,
The Tripping Team
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Swabian Käsespätzle & 'South Park' - Interview with a Host

We just chatted with Martin Andreas Woerz, one of Tripping's first members and a German host who lives near Amsterdam. Martin rescued some travelers this week. Here's his story:

First off, who are you hosting right now?
I am hosting a young Bulgarian couple from Sofia. They were sightseeing in London for a few days. Unfortunately on their way home they got stranded (cancelled flight) and they had to test out some uncomfortable airport benches for the night. Then they took the bus to Amsterdam.
What made you want to take in stranded travelers?
Well, if I would ever be in such a situation I would really be happy if someone else could pick me up from hell! Plus, hosting is always fun and interesting.
So, what did you do with your Bulgarian guests last night?
So far I cooked Swabian Käsespätzle (a traditional German meal with Champignons, Onions and Garlic) with fieldsalat and ate with them. After that we talked and watched 'South Park.'

What would you say to other hosts, who are thinking of taking in stranded travelers?
Do it!

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