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Overview

  • 80 References 52 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Funemployed
  • Life (seriously though? Engineering)
  • From Toronto, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION (updated Jul 12, 2016)

Redefining the term "rich" by pursuing (the unexplainably elusive but unbelievable fulfilling, pure and unadulterated) life experiences.

After a few years of backpacking, on and off, with some hitchhiking and dumpster diving, I'm switching up my experiences. I recently completed the most challenging adventure of my life - morel mushroom picking in the Yukon. I will spend the rest of the summer volunteering at festivals and picking cherries.

After summer I will try again to reintegrate into society, something I've been failing to do over the past year!

ABOUT ME

Life is truly amazing ~ I am grateful everyday to be alive :) ~ Travelling, especially long term no strings backpacking, was the most eye-opening experience of my life. Now I'm transitioning back to society, to finding a way to make a living by doing something I'm passionate about.

My main motivation in life is learning and growing. I am philosophical, care deeply about the environment and am interested in alternative ways of living that are sustainable and community-oriented.

I am a fairly quiet guy and tend to avoid loud places such as bars and clubs. I enjoy casual conversations over a drink at home or on a mountaintop. I can discuss philosophy and ideas all day long - try me.

PHILOSOPHY

Learn - Grow - Inspire

I'm a nomad, ascetic, a wandering soul ~
On a fateful journey, figuring out my role ~
Seeking new experiences, near and far ~
Linked only by night sky, moon and star ~
Connecting with wonderful people and places ~
Communing with nature and open spaces ~
I will not stop, pause, stray or tire ~
In my quest to travel, share, love and inspire ~

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Nowadays I'm living out of my car.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've been Couchsurfing since 2011.

I Couchsurfed lots through Europe for 10 months, some in the US, a few times in India, Nepal and Europe again. Went on an overnight trip with CSers into the Canadian Rockies, making and staying in houses made of snow!

Interests

I have a first world problem - I've got too many passions and ambitions, there's just not enough time for them all! Here are just a few: cooking, reading, documentaries, yoga, DIY, nice walks, brewing beer.

Anything outdoors, that expands my brain, and gets me out of my comfort zone! Specifically? Hiking, camping, cycling, running, skiing, thinking, travelling, etc.

  • writing
  • documentaries
  • diy
  • education
  • environment
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • teaching
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

"Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is going to cave in" - American Beauty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZPf-BOnuZ0)

A Map for Saturday - a backpacker documentary, highly recommended!

Zeitgeist - if you want to be an informed citizen

Baraka and Samsara - two films illustrating the beauty in nature and culture

Cowspiracy - why you shouldn't eat meat...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Planted trees for one month at Sadhana Forest, an ecovillage in India run by volunteers, in Jan 2015

Teach, Learn, Share

My blog has really become a part of me, and writing is something I enjoy doing for the main purpose of inspiring others through my own experiences.

PERSONAL blog:
http://allineedismy2barefeet.blogspot.com
OLD TRAVEL blog:
http://11monthsandrew.blogspot.com
Travel PHOTOS:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11monthsandrew/
And finally, my FB page, where you can all my updates.
https://www.facebook.com/AllINeedIsMy2BareFeet

Also, I wrote an article about Couchsurfing!
http://www.thegauntlet.ca/story/surfing-world

What I Can Share with Hosts

Perhaps some morels, a choice edible mushroom I picked over the summer.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

Old School Badges

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