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  • 93 References 68 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • PhD Student
  • MBA and Electrical Engineering
  • From Cleveland, OH, USA
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About Me


Finding love, inner-peace, harmony, and happiness


I've done everything right, going to school and getting degrees and good jobs.. and I've traveled a ton.. but something is still missing. The corporate world is not for me. I value my independence and independent thought too much. So I am going to pursue the road less traveled, backpack all over the world, and try to make a living as a writer/adventurer/filmmaker/speaker/teacher, volunteer as much as possible, and understand what happiness really is. I hope to meet you along the way!
My website is


The golden rule
Leave the earth giving it more than it gave you
Be the change you wish to see in the world
Take the path less traveled - the happy one!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Right now I'm surfing quite a bit, but when I get my own place I'll be a host!


I've surfed a lot, attended meetings in many cities, been active in groups.. lots of experiences and I'll need a lifetime to repay all that couchsurfing has blessed me with!


Travel, languages, sports, books, movies, exercise, politics, business, investing, energy, social movements, sustainability, CSR, meditation, yoga, spirituality

  • writing
  • books
  • dining
  • exercise
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • politics
  • movies
  • traveling
  • investing
  • backpacking
  • adventure races
  • surfing
  • sports
  • business
  • cartography
  • teaching
  • languages
  • mathematics
  • science
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

I like lots of movies, but I think now I prefer inspirational stories more than rampant violence or cheesy romantic commedies.

The book The Power of Now changed my life for the better, and I share it here so maybe it can help change yours for the better as well!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Participated in the world's biggest food fight
Hot air balloon over Cappadocia
Safari in Southern Africa
Lived a year of my life on the ocean
Dropped out of the corporate world to be a happy nomad
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
Machu Pichu
Meditated with snakes and dead people in Thailand
Volunteered all over the world
Diwali and Holi in India
Stayed at an Indian ashram
Lived with families in villages too remote for Google Maps
Met a Noble Prize winner
Ringing in the new year on 5 different continents
2.5 years of continuous travel

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to be happy (or happier)! :)

I can also teach stuff about the oil industry, renewable energy, English, business, math, science :) I have traveled a lot, so I could probably help with travel planning.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Botswana, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Denmark, Qatar, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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