For most of you summer, and with it a lot of traveling activity, is officially over. The red and yellow leaves outside the windows clearly signal: It's autumn! Just about time to take stock of the past months. For BeWelcome this summer meant new features (see:below) and over 2.000 new members.
You might have noticed that a new feature was added on BeWelcome site: the <a href="http://www.bewelcome.org/groups">groups!</a>This new tool developed by our brave dev-team was created to support community activity among members. You can now create new groups, invite others, discuss, and write local wiki pages. In short, groups let you share your passion, be it for traveling or for collecting stamps!
You like to bring your hosts a little present or wouldn't mind some original souvenir yourself? In the new
"http://www.bewelcome.org/shop">BeWelcome shop</a> there are a lot of cool items with the BW logo for you to choose from. And the best: With every product you buy, a part of your money goes to support the project. <a href
"http://www.bewelcome.org/shop">Have a look</a>.
The general assembly of the mother-association of BeWelcome took place on the 11th and 12th of July in Grimbergen, Belgium. It was a pretty intense moment of discussing procedures, features and other fascinating activities. During coffee breaks and meals, it also involved much small talk about traveling and travelers. A new board of directors was elected for the association. You can find a detailed report <a href="http://www.bevolunteer.org/wiki/Minutes_of_the_General_Assembly_2009">here</a>.
What is the most amazing experience you ever had thanks to BeWelcome? Maybe a guest who could play the guitar and juggle at the same time? Or your hosts leaving you stunned by their amazing hospitality? Tell us all about it in the <a href="http://www.bewelcome.org/blog">BeWelcome blog</a> and tag it with "mystory". The best texts will be featured on the website and might even make it to BeWelcome press releases!