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Overview

  • 14 References 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Traveler
  • BA NYU Cultural Studies
  • From Norfolk, VA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
Travel the world.

ABOUT ME
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I love meeting people! Having exciting friendships is important to me. I feel drawn to all kinds of people and places. I'm easy going and very interested in how people live their lives. I have a little experience on the road but not enough. I've now visited over 70 cities in EU and the surrounding countries. It's unreal. I don't really know where I got the energy for all of it but I can say the addiction to seeing new realms never ends. I am living in Edinburgh for the month of August and then setting off for France. CS is something that gives you so much appreciation for other people. I'm grateful for this site.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

A wonderful woman in Weed, Ca gave me a spot for a week. She is amazing. A nice guy in Beaverton, Or hosted me for a weekend.
I stayed in both Castro Valley and San Leandro with terrific families in the spring.
I've now stayed with a great hosts in Germany, France and Spain. Can't wait to have more visits with fellow travelers and just good peeps in general.
I've had wonderful experiences in Manchester on CS.

Interests

Yoga
Animals
Friends
Paleo when I can pull it off
Gut health
Sleeping well
Hiking
Lots of great sleep
Amazing music
sound healing
clean living
Helping family
Enjoying my life
Avoiding the car
Volunteering
Eating veggies
Talking about fun things and laughing all the time

  • animals
  • yoga
  • shopping
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • coding
  • hiking
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Life Of Pi
Love Is In The Earth
This Is Where I Leave You
Body Ecology Diet
Candide
Rational Optimism

Kelly Rowland
Stevie Wonder
The Cure
Jane's Addiction
LL Cool J
Sam Cooke
Prince RIP
Michael Jackson RIP
Motown in general
Sharon Jones RIP and the Dap Kings
Angelique Kidjo
Wilson Pickett
Otis Redding
Fishbone
Fugazi
Motown
Wire
Sinead O'Connor
Joy Division
Metallica
Perota Chingo
Journey
Phil Collins

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I spent three months in Guatemala, spending time in beautiful Antigua. While there, I got to experience the local lifestyle and briefly volunteered at a nutrition center holding malnourished babies while they recovered. I have a passion for that country and hope to see South American countries specifically Peru and Chile this winter. Let me know if you want to go together.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'd love to teach English at some point.
Also, I'd like to continue studying Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics when I return from traveling.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love to eat meals together. I'm very happy to go for walks and have long chats. Being part of the household is lovely and appealing. I like to grocery shop and create healthy meals. I'm totally interested in hearing about new cultures.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

England, Guatemala, United States

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