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Overview

  • 8 References 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Travel Expert, Blogger, Writer, Mentor, Life Coach, Devot...
  • Masters of Science in Foreign Affairs
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel the world, to explore and understand different cultures and people.

ABOUT ME

Doing the gap year I never had - traveling around the world and working on a travel business that caters to LGBT travelers (gAytlas.com). Check out my blog gayography.blogspot.com

PHILOSOPHY

the Golden Rule: Do onto others as you would do onto yourself!

My personal desires: travel, strong personal relationships and professional success.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Looking for experiences and cultural exchanges with genuine people who love meeting new people and exploring new places.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have couchsurfed informally around the world - in 24 countries during 2013 alone - although I've only used this site a few times. Looking to get more involved! Also - people have couchsurfed with me for years - just never through this website - I'm just late to join so please don't believe I'm just here free-loading! I have hosted dozens of surfers over the last 10 years :)

Interests

Travel, mentoring, LGBT issues, making friends all over the world, writing, photography, American football,

  • writing
  • photography
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • american football
  • soccer
  • business
  • communications

Music, Movies, and Books

Malcomb Gladwell Series of books - Tipping Point, Outliers.. etc
Tom Clancy, Jack Ryan series

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Helped win a congressional seat as Communications Director on a political campaign

Best Natural Wonder I visited: Iguazu Falls

Incredible Man-made wonders: Petra, Ankor Wat, Temples of Bagan, Great Wall of China,

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm here to teach about travel - as well as learn from others from their own experiences

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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