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I'm currently on a journey through the Middle East and Eastern/Central Europe for the summer. Through Couchsurfing I see sides of cities, cultures and people I would never be able to on my own.
I just completed my degree in International Political Economy from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I saved up for this current trip by working while attending university. Upon returning to the US I'd like to work some more to save up for a year long trip to Asia.
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!
Life is too short to be taken seriously but it's also too short to not be taken seriously. Libertarian.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING -
Through surfing and hosting.
COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE -
UNITED STATES: Northern California Road Trip, British Columbia Road Trip, Coastal Washington Road Trip, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, the Big Island of Hawaii
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 Spain, Belgium, Canada, and China
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
- road trips
- adventure travel
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
I want to learn about your life. If you're a couchsurfer you're probably a cool person!
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