Patt Morrison for June 8, 2012

Couch-surfing, pad-crashing etiquette: Can it exist?

Commuters Take To The Road And Rail In The Annual Christmas Getaway

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 23: A woman drags her suitcases towards Victoria Coach Station on December 23, 2011 in London, England.

Ben Franklin was right –- fish and guests do stink after three days.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a summer guest or a summer host, there is a polite way to navigate this socially treacherous territory with some sound advice and remedies to rudeness.

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Couch-surfing, pad-crashing etiquette: Can it exist? Can it be diplomatically enforced?

Guest:

Kathy Bertone, the “Visit Wizard;” author, “The Art of the Visit: Being the Perfect Host/Becoming the Perfect Guest”


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