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I recently graduated from university and just embarked on a road trip I'm calling The Real America Road Trip. I'm mostly visiting red states and skipping blue states (with a few exceptions). I've never been anywhere in the Midwest or the South before so I'm very excited. I'll be going through some 37 US States, 2 Canadian Provinces, and staying in about 45 cities. After this last hoorah I'm moving to Lisbon, Portugal to get a Master's in International Management at NOVA SBE; so hopefully after this journey when Europeans inevitably ask me to explain everything about the US I'll be able to give them a better answer!
Conversations with my Couchsurfing hosts and others can be found on iTunes or on YouTube. Just search "PlaneSurfer" iTunes is the way most people listen.
Or you can see pictures from the trip or past trips at:
Facebook.com/AlexanderNelson or Instagram @ThePlaneSurfer
My Past Trips:
I went on a few road trips that introduced me to couchsurfing but it wasn't until I worked for Alaska Airlines during the last half of 2013 that I really began to travel meaningfully. Flying standby on my days off I was able to see a lot of the US and Mexico in a short amount of time. In the summer of 2014 I flew to Mexico City for what was supposed to be a two month trip through Central America. 10 months later I flew home from Lima, Peru. It was the best and most meaningful 10 months of my life!
During the summer of 2016 I spent three and a half months traveling through 28 countries in Eastern and Central Europe as well as the Middle East. It was a whirlwind trip as I'm sure you can imagine.
Life is too short to be taken seriously, but it's also too short to not be taken seriously.
Pourquoi je suis sur Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing delivers an unparalleled experience that's well worth it despite the occasional headache. I've found the people here to be truly fantastic with highly admirable spirits.
COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE -
UNITED STATES: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sequim, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Big Island of Hawaii, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Denver, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Austin, Jackson, Little Rock, Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Charleston, Raleigh, Washington DC, Hartford
CANADA: Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa
MEXICO: Tijuana, Mexico DF, Puebla, Tuxtla Gutierrez
HONDURAS: San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa
COSTA RICA: San Jose
PANAMA: Ciudad de Panama, Colon
COLOMBIA: Medellin, Barranquilla
VENEZUELA: Maracaibo, Caracas, Margarita, Valencia, Maracay, San Cristobal
ECUADOR: Guayaquil, Cuenca
CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague
PORTLAND, USA: Travelers from Japan, Germany and France
SEATTLE, USA: Travelers from the US, Spain, Belgium, Canada, China, Belarus, Germany, and Korea
Meet weird people, do weird things, eat weird food and see weird places. I'm an open minded person who's always been a little outspoken and never been very politically correct.
University, adventure travel, podcasts, minimalism and frugality, alternative cultures and lifestyles, sneaking into places I'm not supposed to be in, partying, internationalism, futurism, hiking, wearing shorts instead of pants, economic development, skinny dipping, international business, social dynamics, geopolitics, how technology is transforming society, and new media.
Morceaux de musique, films et livres
Shantaram, Lord of the Rings, Fahrenheit 451, Things Fall Apart, American Gods, China in Ten Words, The Art of the Deal, Country of the Blind, How to Win Friends and Influence People, China Road, Years of Rice and Salt, Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztec, Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure, The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Into the Wild, I am Malala, The Great Gatsby, The Keys to the Kingdom Series
Reggaeton, Florida Georgia Line, Pitbull, Tim McGraw
Fight Club, Footloose, Dazed and Confused, The Motorcycle Diaries, Lord of the Rings, Top Gun, Space Jam, and Grownups 2.
Une aventure extraordinaire que j'ai vécue
I spent 10 months backpacking solo through Latin America. It was a life changing experience.
Ce que j'aimerais partager avec mes hôtes
I'm always interested in doing new and strange things! I think I'm pretty fun to be around and enjoy talking about anything; no topic is off limits. I'm an open minded person who's always been a little outspoken and never been very politically correct.
Pays que j'ai visités
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela
Pays dans lesquels j'ai vécu
United States, Venezuela