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Overview

  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2015
  • Marketing
  • B.A. in Global Studies B.S. in Business (Marketing)
  • From PA, USA
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About Me

Avid traveler searching for the beautiful, unheard bits and pieces of this world.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Looking to explore places like a local. Curious to meet new people, understand different cultures, and find the hidden gems of this world. Making some big moves in life and taking time to travel. I'll be doing a cross-country road trip with all of my belongings in August (Pennsylvania to San Francisco in five days) and then 1 month in Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Greece)

Interests

traveling
painting
anything where I can get creative
family
good conversation
learning about other cultures
beaches & bonfires
quality food
carefree living
malbec wine

  • culture
  • beauty
  • dining
  • wine
  • traveling
  • painting
  • business
  • beaches
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Blind Side, Amelie

Music: acoustic, indie, Ingrid Michaelson, Boy (Acoustic), Florence and the Machine, any coffee shop music

Books: The Book Thief, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Ender's Game, The Giver, Harry Potter series, currently reading: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Slaughterhouse Five

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I journeyed to Panama, teaching business skills and working with communities to better their lives so they could have the prospects of sending their children to school. I trekked through South America to explore the kaleidoscopic culture so passionate and so in tune with its feelings. I painted murals on the walls of Valparaiso, Chile, assimilating myself with their colorful lives. I climbed the ruins of Machu Picchu, reliving the stories of the past civilizations and understanding our roots in society. I relished the unearthly taste of Argentinian meat and wine. I came to know friends from all corners of the earth united with that same purpose of discovery of what this world is made of. I came to learn the slight nuances between the different tongues of a singular language. I voyaged to India to gain a more worthy discernment of a family and culture that truly belonged to me yet one that I had never fully appreciated or come to know. I trekked the Great Wall, discovered the secrets of the Forbidden City, and bamboo rafted down a river surrounded by karst mountains, which I later rock climbed in China, discovering the beauty of ancient and natural world. I navigated my way through the streets of Nairobi, learning about how business is conducted. I felt the wind blow all my worries away as I stood in a jeep and roamed Serengeti National Park seeing the circle of life.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Chile, China, India, Kenya, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Tanzania, Thailand, Uruguay, Viet Nam

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