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  • 60 references 35 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Spanish
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • E-Commerce + Social Entrepreneur
  • City Planning Degree
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I love to seek out new experiences, especially unconventional ones. My dream is to live - every day - a life of purpose, impact, and adventure.

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I started surfing at 18 when I hitchhiked / bussed the USA and Central America, and I've been using it ever since.


Meeting cool people.
Outdoor adventure.
Startups and entrepreneurship.
Animals and veganism.
Imagining crazy ideas... and then sometimes doing them.

  • animals
  • documentaries
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • politics
  • backpacking
  • tennis
  • racquetball
  • entrepreneurship
  • hitchhiking
  • volunteering
  • rivers
  • urban exploration
  • nature
  • adventure
  • spirituality
  • sustainability
  • intentional communities
  • ultimate frisbee
  • startups
  • e-commerce
  • entrepreneur
  • city planning
  • basic income

Music, Movies, and Books

Anything funny, instructional, or that makes you think.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I went skiing and camping on Lake Erie when the water was totally frozen across. It was an awesome experience and even got press attention from the Discovery channel.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to....
- backpack ultralight (under 15 lbs)
- create and market a website
- quickly prototype a business / invention idea
- start an e-commerce business
- build a cell phone app
- community organize
- play chess, foosball, racquetball, pickleball, tennis
- hitchhike
- drive a manual / stick-shift car
- explore and climb abandoned buildings
- do other random things

I want to learn: train-hopping and/or whatever you can teach me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, United States

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