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Overview

  • 1 reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Landscape Architect
  • University of Rhode Island
  • From Stonington, CT, USA
  • Profile 75% complete

About Me

Hi, I'm Aly! I work in a landscape architecture firm in Boston, where we design outdoor spaces to better the environment and the public realm. On the side, I'm an artist specializing in pyrography, participating in art markets and galleries when I can. The majority of my summer is spent in the woods hiking, while winters are saved for snowboarding (either way, mountains). I love to travel, and just got back from a trip out west visiting some of Utah's beautiful national parks.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Currently hoping to find a place to stay for Newport Folk Festival this year! While hotels and airbnbs have their place, I love staying with locals and having more of the 'couchsurfing' experience.

Interests

Backpacking, thru-hiking, plant identification, vegetarian cooking, live music, snowboarding, reading on commutes, art & design, flower arranging, volunteer work, running, meditation, food.

  • reading
  • music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • snowboarding
  • art
  • botany

Music, Movies, and Books

Movie- Almost Famous
Books- anything by Italo Calvino
Music- Avett Brothers, Frank Ocean, Tedeschi Trucks, St. Paul, and everything in between.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked the Long Trail solo in 20 days, it runs from Massachusetts to Canada and covers 273 miles.

Teach, Learn, Share

-The smart way to hang a bear bag (Aly)
-How to play any instrument (Jake)

Would love to learn some acro-yoga moves or better meditation methods

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some incredible vegetarian cooking! Landscape and plant tips! And all the book and music suggestions you could ask for :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, Netherlands, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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