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Overview

  • 49 References 30 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Author & Travel Leader
  • UC Berkeley
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I'm an author, speaker, and international trip leader for teenagers. I write about designing your life instead of just accepting the one you're handed, and I love inspiring young people to think critically about their educational and career decisions.

Me encanta hablar Español.

I prefer deep one-on-one conversations to small talk.
I love the feeling of close embrace in partner dance.
I haven't lived in one place for the past decade (more or less).
I'm a diehard morning person who turns into a pumpkin after midnight.
I feel most at home in the mountains, with dirt under my feet.
I plan on backpacking, running, and dancing till I die!

■ LINKS - to learn more about me!

http://blakeboles.com — my personal website
http://blakeboles.com/now — where i am & what i'm doing now
http://howtolivenowhere.com — my advice on nomadic living
http://unschooladventures.com — my little travel company
https://facebook.com/blake.boles — Facebook profile

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To me, Couchsurfing is a big clubhouse of generous, positive, open, and globally-minded people: friends who I haven't met yet! I appreciate that Couchsurfing makes travel more accessible to those with limited resources, and I love the pay-it-forward spirit. Sometimes I just directly message people who seem super-interesting and try to hang out with them.

Interests

I tend to get along with people who...
- hike fast
- speak sarcasm
- think ideas matter
- are always reading
- *need* the wilderness
- have traveled solo abroad
- are open-minded and non-dogmatic
- don't want to settle down (maybe ever)
- actually enjoy meeting up with strangers

If you can throw a frisbee, we will be instant best friends.

  • writing
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • trail running
  • settlers of catan
  • frisbee
  • argentine tango
  • blues dancing
  • fusion dancing

Music, Movies, and Books

This is pretty much the best thing I've ever read:
http://www.backpacker.com/trips/the-unbearable-lightness-of-being-scott-williamson

Teach, Learn, Share

Things we could do together:
- Cook a meal
- Language exchange
- Hike, swim, bike, slackline—anything outside!
- Throw a frisbee forever and ever
- Take a partner dance class (e.g. blues, swing, tango)
- Find a great cappuccino or beer
- Play board games / card games
- Discuss education, life goals, relationships, and business ideas
- Something *completely* unexpected

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, United States

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