Michelle James

Baltimore, MD, United States

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  • 30 References 12
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 113, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Consultant
  • BA- Political Science/Public Administration
  • From Baltimore, MD, USA
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About Me

I am at the moment traveling. I have now been through the South. A trip I haven't wanted to do for several years now. So far it has been a great experience! A Beach Crash, staying on an Organic Farm, Charleston, work has on crew for ATC, lots of tent camping in TN. I'm now heading out through the MidWest. Many more adventures ahead. The best part has been meeting the people and making great friends.
To learn, to grow, to be stretched into all possibilites.


Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Everyone is a gift, a treasure and every experience along the way is to be cherished.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have now been able to host and go to some community events. I'm hoping for the chance to do more and learn more. I am excited about the opportunity to have people over, and discover the surrounding area with couchsurfers. I am now being able to experience surfing and seeing the areas I have been visiting through my hosts and other CS people I have been meeting. I have been loving all of it and the wonderful new friends I have made.


I had my first couch surfing experience(11/11) when I went to visit Columbus OH. I had a great time with the people that I stayed with, and my whole trip was so much richer. It has been great to host several Couchsurfers now from different parts of the country and overseas. Every experience hosting has been positive and enriching. It has also been great to be an active part of the Pittsburgh Couchsurfing community; with potlucks, festivals and all kinds of activities, there is always something to do.


I love cooking, experiencing new foods, new places, museums, art, history, theater, books, road trips,tea in the afternoon,coffee in the morning. I've loved my times of camping. I did some more extensive trips of camping and backpacking in college. I've been doing dance for 20+ years now (I particularly like Swing Dance),I have been involved with community issues( Public transportation and getting more funding for arts) and events. I really have an interest in learning more about sustainable living, permaculture and organic farming (there so so much to learn).

Music, Movies, and Books

I really love books, But lately I haven't had as much time to read. Recently I have been reading The Life Of Pi. I also saw the move which I really enjoyed. I've also been working through some historical fiction and biographies. I recently relented and got ebooks for my phone and tablet. With Roadtrips I have been making use of audio books!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm not sure that I've seen any one amazing thing or even met just one amazing person. I am so grateful for all the places that I have been and for all the people that have come into my life, make it so much richer. I think that experience of hosting so many wonderful people would be listed as amazing.
One thing that I got to do recently that was amazing to me and made a big impact on my life, was being part of the ATC crew.

Teach, Learn, Share

I like learning about people's experiences of culture, travel, faith. I love to hear someone's perspective of the world and how they have gotten to where they are. It is great to be able to have those times with people where you can have wonderful in depth conversations, and then pause for a moment, and share laughter; not feeling a need to put up walls and be anything but who you are.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share cooking and recipes as well as an open mind and heart.
Maybe how to build water logs and steps from logs :p

Countries I’ve Visited

United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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