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Overview

  • 80 References 62 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Student + Worker + Traveler
  • University of Washington
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm currently living in the center of Lisboa, Portugal and will soon begin a Masters program.

Conversations with my Couchsurfing hosts and other cool people I've met can be found on iTunes or on YouTube. Just search "PlaneSurfer" iTunes is the way most people listen.

You can see pictures from my past trips here:
Instagram @ThePlaneSurfer or at PlaneSurfer.com

My Past Journeys:

LATIN AMERICA | 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!

EASTERN EUROPE + MIDDLE EAST | 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.

UNITED STATES | For three months in the late spring and early summer of 2017 I went on an epic road trip of the United States. I visited 37 States, 2 Canadian Provinces and stayed in 45 separate cities. I couchsurfed almost the entire way!

PHILOSOPHY

Life is too short to be taken seriously, but it's also too short to not be taken seriously.

Why I’m on 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 -

SURFING:

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, Detroit, Cincinnati, Louisville, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Bismarck, Rapid City, Billings

CANADA: Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto

MEXICO: Tijuana, Mexico DF, Puebla, Tuxtla Gutierrez

GUATEMALA: Xela

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

PERÚ: Trujillo

JORDAN: Amman

SLOVAKIA: Bratislava

AUSTRIA: Vienna

CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague

HOSTING:

PORTLAND, USA: Travelers from Japan, Germany and France

SEATTLE, USA: Travelers from the US, Spain, Belgium, Canada, China, Belarus, Germany, and Korea

Interests

Goals:
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.

Interests:
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.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
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

Music:
Reggaeton, Florida Georgia Line, Pitbull, Tim McGraw

Movies:
Fight Club, Footloose, Dazed and Confused, The Motorcycle Diaries, Lord of the Rings, Top Gun, Space Jam, and Grownups 2.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent 10 months backpacking solo through Latin America. It was a life changing experience.

What I Can Share with Hosts

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.

Countries I’ve Visited

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

Countries I’ve Lived In

Portugal, United States, Venezuela

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