Hey there! Usually I’d redirect you to the discussions in the Chicago community, but I see that there isn’t one yet I’ll leave this up for now - hopefully you find someone to meet up with or a couch to crash. I’m assuming you’ve already sent out a bunch of couch requests?
Well, I wanted to do that but sending couch requests requires me to enter dates which I don’t know yet. I’d like to see what opportunities exist so I can plan my trip around that. I normally wing it when I travel and don’t really know the dates ahead of time so haven’t been able to connect with hosts just yet. This is why I posted out here as an open post in hopes to strike a conversation and see what comes out of it.
I receive hosting requests fairly often that say something like “Ignore the exact dates above. I haven’t actually decided on any yet, and I’m flexible. I’m looking to travel later this month/summer/etc.” Maybe try that if you don’t have any luck? My guess is you would have more success that way.