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Overview

  • 82 References 39 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Entrepeneur
  • University of Toronto (New Media and Urban Planning)
  • From Toronto
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About Me

A child of the 80s, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. A free spirited hippie-van drivin', nature lovin' son of a gun (www.hippievanman.com).

A dreamer and a doer. Passionate about exploration, adventure and DIY projects. A digital nomad traversing the globe while developing websites and multimedia projects.

One of my current side projects is a platform that crowdsources self-guided niche tours - http://crumbs.world - want to crumbtribute?

Soaking up as much of the human experience as I can while I can; the good, the bad and the ugly.

PHILOSOPHY

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Since joining in 2008 I have had nothing but great experiences, both in hosting and being hosted. Couchsurfing has opened up my eyes and heart to a world that cares, is trustworthy and welcoming (despite what the mainstream media would have you believe). So grateful to have tapped in to such a special community.

WHAT GOT ME INTO CS?

My mother had joined CS about a year or so before I did. She kept telling me to get on so finally I decided to try it out in January of 2008. I was attending a conference in Miami and decided to extend the trip a bit outside the conference, opting to stay with my first CS host, Molly. The rest is history.

Interests

I really love photography, especially night photography. I also love to explore and photograph abandoned buildings (know of any good ones in your area?). I enjoy doing all sorts of DIY projects, especially working on my car. Happy to help you out with your own projects.

Despite being born and raised in a city, I'm a huge nature lover and much prefer being out in nature than in urban environments.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I drove my 1979 Volkswagen from Canada to Argentina and back (2013-2016).

Teach, Learn, Share

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on. Money isn't real. It doesn't matter. It only seems like it does.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, cooking skills, massage, a hand on just about any sort of project you can throw my way.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand

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