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On a quest to discover the remarkable amount that we all have in common as a species on this beautiful planet.
I'm drawn to adventure. The beauty and wonder of the great outdoors captivates me, which is why I would rather be outside. While I love staying active, I also enjoy those quiet moments where I can sit in peace and let my mind wander, or where I can dive into a novel and be immersed in the story. I enjoy the humbling moments in life and I'm always up for learning something new.
"One of the most important things in life is to be where you want, and make it work from there."- Tom Routh
Get out and explore the world. Meet interesting, diverse people. Learn all you can. Dream wonderful things--and then pursue them. Blaze your own path. Pursue adventure, experiences, relationships, passions, and ultimately, love.
Every 6-year-old is an environmentalist. I just never grew up.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Listening to and sharing stories.
Nothing but good times! Spent a great deal of time couchsurfing in Christchurch, New Zealand (was also my first time), then again in Luxembourg, Prague, and Stockholm. Now I'm hooked!
Traveling, exploring, backpacking, camping, canoeing, reading, snowboarding, soccer, cycling, lekker food, circular agriculture, symbiosis, systems design, alternative energy, sustainability, ping pong, Ultimate frisbee, a nice gourd of maté
- eating out
- outdoor activities
- table tennis
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: from alternative/psychedelic rock to electronica to folk/acoustic and some old-school hip-hop/rap mixed in there. A few favorites include Darkside, Alt-j, Washed Out, Angus & Julia Stone, Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine, The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists, Foals, Bon Iver, The Shins, The XX, and Cosmo Sheldrake, Sylvan Esso, The War on Drugs, Thievery Corporation.
Movies/TV: Rick and Morty, Game of Thrones, True Detective, Bob's Burgers, Little Miss Sunshine, King of California, The Office, Flight of the Conchords
Books/authors: have read a great variety recently: Douglas Adams, Carl Sagan, GoT, HP; check out http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1892563 to see what else I've been reading lately
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Summited Mt. Doom in winter.
Skydived over the glaciers/Mt. Cook/Mt. Tasman at Franz Josef.
Grinned a grizzly in Glacier National Park
Witnessed the last sunset and the first sunrise of the new year in Amsterdam
Teach, Learn, Share
I can pass on wilderness survival skills, how to pick a guitar, and train you to be a pro at passing a frisbee.
Would love to learn your favorite recipes, how to dance without the need for intoxication, new languages, and most importantly, what your story is.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Cooking, music, stories
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Netherlands, New Zealand, United States