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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
- outdoor activities
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.
OLD TRAVEL blog:
And finally, my FB page, where you can all my updates.
Also, I wrote an article about Couchsurfing!
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