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Surf the world... One couch at a Time
After eight years of university I decided to pack up my life downunder, purchase a one-way ticket to the US, and discover my next home. Landing in San Francisco I had no idea where I wanted to live therefore, I decided to travel to all 50 US states (and Canada, Central America) in search of where I wanted to relocate to. Through Couchsurfing.org, I slept on over 75 random people's couches, caught countless Greyhounds, trains, flights, and of course Hitchhiked it across the nation.
Former Elite Triathlete
Traveled across North Africa, Asia, Europe, North America.
Unusual Obsession for Spin classes that is, I located a gym with a spin class in every town/city/country I travel to and attend the class in the morning. One could say, I spun my way around the US.
47 USA States, 3 Canadian Provinces, and Belize Done all as a Solo Aussie Couchsurfer.
Life is what you make of it, so go out there and do something with it.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfing the world and meeting amazing people all across the globe. Hosting when I can and attending CS events, parties,and meetings.
12/1/11 Seattle, Washington12/6/11 Vancouver, Canada1/6/12 Dallas, Texas1/18/12 San Antonio, Texas1/21/12 Houston, Texas1/23/12 Galveston, Texas1/25/12 Houston, Texas
2/4/12 New Orleans, Louisiana
2/10/12 Memphis, Mississippi
2/12/12 Little Rock, Arkansas
2/15/12 Nashville, Tennessee
2/19/12 Atlanta, Georgia
3/6/12 Tampa Bay, Florida
3/9/12 Clearwater, Florida
3/10/12 Fort Myers, Florida
3/18/12 Miami, Florida
4/26/12 Savannah, Georgia
5/1/12 Charleston, South Carolina
5/4/12 Wilmington, North Carolina
5/6/12 Raleigh, North Carolina
5/10/12 Richmond, Virginia
5/12/12 Washington, DC
5/20/12 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6/1/12 New York, New York
6/13/12 Boston, Boston
6/19/12 Montreal, Quebec
6/24/12 Quebec city, Quebec
6/29/12 Toronto, Ontario
7/2/12 Cleveland, Ohio
7/3/12 Chicago, Illinois
7/12/12 Minneapolis, Minnesota
7/16/12 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
7/19/12 Cheyenne, Wyoming
7/23/12 Denver, Colorado
7/26/12 Boulder, Colorado
8/1/12 Albuquerque, New Mexico
8/11/12 Salt Lake City, Utah
8/14/12 Tetons National Park, Wyoming
8/17/12 Portland, Oregon
8/20/12 Seattle, Washington
9/4/12 Juneau, Alaska
9/14/12 San Francisco, California
* Additional surfs in other states *
5/17/14 Cappadocia, Turkey
5/19/14 Izmir, Turkey
Amazing acts of CS kindness include:
Lent CS hosts cars to use, their bikes, computers
Taken to shows, restaurants, hikes, theme parks, museums, basketball, baseball, football, ice hockey games
Driven to various locations including next CS hosts home, other states, and early morning spin classes!
Taken on tours of their home town, local attractions
Given keys to their home and stay there even though they were not there- Several times and in various states across the country, thank you!
Hosted for 6 weeks!
The list goes on and on however, what we sometimes forget is that the majority of people are very generous and wonderful!
Sport! Love cycling, running, gym/weights, hiking, going to sporting games, concerts, live music, art museums, galleries, and of course any other major city attraction.
Music, Movies, and Books
Life Is Beautiful
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Shawshank Redemption
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Pyramids In Egypt
Great Wall in China
Edinburgh castle in Scotland
Big Ben in London
Great Barrier Reef in Australia
Snorkeling in Fiji
Sightseeing across the Grand Canyon in USA
Cycling Golden gate bridge in San Francisco, USA
Dancing in Marrakesh Markets Morocco
Travelling across the ancient ruins in Libya
Watching the Sunset at angkor wat in Cambodia
Kissing sharks in Belize
Teach, Learn, Share
Interested to know how other people live, their culture, values, and personal outlook on life.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belize, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, Fiji, Japan, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In