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Bob Redmond

New York, NY, USA

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Overview

  • 135 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 99, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Leisure
  • BS Business Administration
  • From Massachusetts, North Carolina & Chicago
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I am or may be traveling in July and August 2015.

About you first!

If you smoke, use cologne or sprays you will need to find another host because I'm allergic to those things.

REALLY IMPORTANT: A few people have forgotten, used cologne or sprays from force of habit in the apartment, while they were apologetic and nice, I was nauseated for the next hour. If you are traveling with cologne or sprays, please do not come here. There are many other host that can and would be happy to welcome you.

If you would like and if we have time, then I can show you around New York City. You should also feel free to do your own thing.

A couch surfer that takes a shower at least once a day is the best!

You need to be cool with me being a nudist at home and at the beach; roommates and CouchSurfers too. I'm only accepting other nudist surfers at this time because I receive so many requests.

If you stay at my home you should be friendly to all. I'm gay and I'm straight friendly.

Now about me!

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy traveling around the world, also meeting, hosting and visiting people everywhere.

ABOUT ME

Broadway Shows, museums and neat neighborhoods are great to see and visit. Camping, canoeing, skinny dipping, visiting the sauna and the beach are terrific pass times. I enjoy cooking, eating and drinking red wine as well as drinking ice cold beer on a hot nude beach.

PHILOSOPHY

Enjoy life!

Thank you for reading about me and enjoy your visit to New York City.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have met visitors for a drink or dinner. Had surfers stay and cooked dinner with them and other friends while we hung out and drank just a little too much red wine.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted over 100 surfers from around the world and surfed in Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Copenhagen, London, Berlin and Abu Duabi.

Interests

Food, red wine, travel.

I am a member of the following groups:

Last Minute Couch Requests NYC
https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/5845

Queer CouchSurfers of New York
https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/2408

Gay nudists
https://www.couchsurfing.com/groups/3278

Music, Movies & Books

Plays
Lena Horne The Lady and Her Music was a one woman show that I saw a very long time ago. My best Broadway experience.
Beautiful. The Carol King Musical-great show.
War Horse-great show.

Movies
The Imitation Game-great movie
Sophie's Choice-great movie

Books
Mantle of Command by Nigel Hamilton about how President Franklin D. Roosevelt ignoring the US military experts and winning the war. Very good book.

The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto
Great book on why New York is fundamentally different than the rest of the USA. New Amsterdam was begun by a Dutch Company and granted freedoms so they could make more money. Some other colonies were begun by religious fanatics demanding conformity to their life styles and beliefs.

Factory Man by Beth Macy about a family saga and the movement of furniture manufacturing from the US east coast to Michigan to North Carolina to China then to Vietnam.

A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren about working hard.

Forcing the Spring by Joe Becker about gay marriage success in the courts

No Ordinary Time by Doris Kerns Goodwin about FDR and Eleanor

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline about street children in New York City shipped off to 45 states, Mexico and Canada by people trying to get them a better life. Many children went to towns and farms in the the Midwest United States, the largest number ending up in Indiana from 1853 to early 1900's.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The most amazing experience was hiking the Kalalau Trail, along the Napali Coast on Kauai which is one of the beautiful islands in Hawaii.

Some other pretty amazing things were in 2014 I traveled to Mindo, Quito and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador for 3 weeks. Miami, the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Raleigh, Greensboro & Charlotte, North Carolina for 3 weeks. Copenhagen for a week with a day in Malmo, London for two weeks, Berlin for a week and Croatia for two weeks. Then to Dubai for 3 days, Abu Dhabi for 3 days and India for 16 days.

I was in Berlin and Paris in January 2009. Had a great trip to Bali, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Thailand a few years ago. In the distant past visits I made to Kenya, Egypt, Ireland, England, Italy, Holland and Germany.

Teach, Learn, Share

If you are in town long enough, it would be great if you could teach me how to cook a traditional dish from your country.

I can show you how to cook something too.

What I Can Share With Hosts

The City of New York! You can come visit.

Countries I've Visited

Aruba, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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