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A man under a mission to groove, move, and fly.
Going around town, the most fun thing to do is begin conversations with everyone I meet, be that at a bus stop, sidewalk or cafe. I am close with my mom, Michele, and also spend a lot of time with friends.I recently completed my goal of visiting all 50 states by my 25th birthday! So many great memories!Currently, my biggest interests include bikram yoga, craft cocktails, fine food, fat beats, skydiving, travel, and meeting awesome people.
I believe in pushing my limits, and growing every day through new challenges. I grew up in Seattle and currently live there. I attend the University of Washington studying Jazz Bass performance. I am all about creative activities, especially ones that are physical. Cooking, dance, music and martial arts some favorite past times.
I also love the outdoors, and have found great joy in mountainous wilderness treks. Washington state is gorgeous, and had limitless opportunities to experience nature.
Learning fun new skills and abilities interests me greatly, and I hope to always be learning throughout my life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I believe in service and karma, and hope to connect with many people through travel and hosting. Positive experiences thus far have shown that Couch Surfing is the way to go!
I have surfed with two awesome hosts in Minnesota, and have hosted some cool surfers here in Seattle. The excitement of travel combined with meeting great people is fantastic.Also, I have Surfed with my mom, Michele. We surfed New York City for 9 days, staying with 6 different hosts during the 2008 holiday season. Later in March, we surfed with 6 hosts in the Southern United States. We really were a great mother/son duo. Couch surfing with family is a blast!
I have visited all 50 states!
Nick/Mom CS Trips:
1. New York City, Christmas '08
2. The Deep South, Spring '09
3. Portland, Thanksgiving '09
4. Snowy Southwest, Christmas '09
5. West Coastal, Spring '10
6. Sunny Southwest, Summer '10
7. Vancouver BC, Fall '10
8. Midwest Tour, Thanksgiving '10
9. Whiskey Trail Tour, Christmas '10
10. Northeast Colors, Fall '11
11. Seattle > New Orleans Roadtrip, Winter '12
12. Florida/Bahamas/New Orleans, Winter '13
13. Olympic Peninsula, Spring '13
14. Florida/Bahamas, Fall '13
15. Korea/Japan, Winter '14
16. Olympic Peninsula, Spring '15
Other CS Trips:
1. Minneapolis, MN, Summer '08
2. Europe, Summer '09
3. Chicago, Fall '09
4. Los Angeles, Fall '09
5. San Francisco, Fall '11, '12
6. Portland, Winter '11, '12
7. Hawaii, Winter '13
8. Anchorage, AK, Winter '13
9. Los Angeles, Spring '13
10. San Francisco, Fall '13
11. Portland, Spring '14
12. Dallas, Summer '14
13. Portland, April '15
Animals and the Zoo
I love activities that use my hands, and my mind. From creating food to creating music, I find peace through self expression. Laughing with friends is also one of my favorite things to do.Awareness of Mind + Openness of Heart + Connection to Body
- performing arts
- outdoor activities
- martial arts
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
Jazz (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Chick Corea)
Hip-Hop (De La Soul, Common Market, Talib Kweli, 2Pac)
Soul (James Brown, Curtis Mayfield,
Blues (Muddy Waters, Albert King, Sonny Boy Williamson)
Country, Bluegrass (Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medecine Show)
David Sedaris Satire
Anthony Bourdain Cooking/Travel Books
Zen Buddhism Stories
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Skydiving near the Olympic Peninsula in Shelton, Washington.
A wonderful lunch in Tijuana, Mexico.
Hiking 39 miles in one day through the Sangre de Christo mountains in New Mexico.
Meeting David Sedaris in person, one of my favorite satire authors.
Teach, Learn, Share
I are excited to share our knowledge of cooking, jazz music, forensic psychology and urban travel with anyone I meet.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahamas, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In