It's long been said that when you travel, the best way to get to know a new place is to meet the people who live there. And, while it's not always possible, perhaps the best way to know the locals is to live among them, maybe spend a night or two on their couch. Patricia Marx wrote about couch surfing for The New Yorker. Valerie is a couch surfer from Chicago.
New Yorker staff writer Patricia Marx talks about the ins and outs of shopping in New York and around the world.
Patricia Marx shares some of her favorite things on The Leonard Lopate Show.