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  • 58 References 41 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Student + Worker + Traveler
  • University of Washington
  • From Portland, OR, USA
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About Me

I recently graduated from university and just embarked on a road trip I'm calling Couchsurfing Donald Trump's America. I'm only 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. After this last hoorah I'm moving to Lisbon, Portugal to get a Master's Degree; so hopefully after this journey when Europeans inevitably ask me to defend every decision the US makes I'll be able to give them a better answer!

I'll be doing a vlog of the journey which you can subscribe to at:

Or you can see pictures from the trip or past trips at: 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.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Through surfing and hosting.



UNITED STATES: San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sequim, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Captain Cook, Honokaa

CANADA: Vancouver

MEXICO: Tijuana, Mexico DF, Puebla, Tuxtla Gutierrez


HONDURAS: San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa


PANAMA: Ciudad de Panama, Colon

COLOMBIA: Medellin, Barranquilla

VENEZUELA: Maracaibo, Caracas, Margarita, Valencia, Maracay, San Cristobal

ECUADOR: Guayaquil, Cuenca

PERÚ: Trujillo


SLOVAKIA: Bratislava




PORTLAND, USA: Travelers from Japan, Germany and France

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


Meet fun people, do fun things, eat fun food and see fun places.

University, adventure travel, podcasts, minimalism and frugality, alternative cultures and lifestyles, partying, internationalism, futurism, hiking, and wearing shorts instead of pants

Music, Movies, and Books

Shantaram, Lord of the Rings, Fahrenheit 451, Things Fall Apart, Country of the Blind, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztec, Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure, the Sex Lives of Cannibals

Reggaeton, Pitbull, and Florida Georgia Line

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.

Teach, Learn, Share

Main Interest:
I want to learn about your life. If you're a couchsurfer you're probably a cool person!

Other Interests:
Self improvement, economic development, international trade, social dynamics, geopolitics, how technology is transforming society, and new media/marketing.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm always interested in accompanying you and doing things! I think I'm pretty fun to be around and enjoy talking about anything; no topic is off limits.

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

United States, Venezuela

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