Alan Ashbaugh

Oakland, California, United States

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  • I make websites and do interior lighting design.
  • Majored in Sociology and International Studies in undergr...
  • From Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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About Me




I am a boy, a man and a 9-year-old girl. Home is wherever I am. Will you bike with me?


opportunism, sparklism and adventurism

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I'm not traveling, I thoroughly enjoy doing my part by adding one more couch to the ranks. I want to help eliminate the need for insulating hotel-esque accommodation while traveling in order to encourage the excessive and unabashed exploration of our planet and the lovely human beings that live on its surface.


I've had mounds of extremely positive CouchSurfing experiences, both surfing and hosting. I like the world even more now than I did when I started. Heck yes, CS.


Biking, skiing, hitchhiking, ping pong, sociology, sledding, user experience design, swimming across ponds, hiking, writing, longboarding, Twitter (just happened to me), website design, urban backpacking, eating foods I've never eaten before, whatever you're interested in.

Music, Movies, and Books

Donnie Darko, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Illusions by Richard Bach, Black Like Me, Teeth, The Design of Everyday Things

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Staged a weekend urban backpacking expedition to New York City. We camped in Central Park, watched the band Amadou and Mariam, caught a glimpse of the elusive hummingbird moth, and learned to line dance in a dive bar.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to help you push your skiing ability. I can also help you set up your own website.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Chile, Spain, United States

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