Chad McKinney

San Diego, CA, United States

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  • co-founded a local charity
  • education's all of what you make of it.
  • From Rockford, IL
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About Me


freedom and authenticity


I've been blessed to have backpacked around Europe and Southeast Asia for a bit over a year after my bachelors. One of the lessons I learned is that: no matter where you go, who you know, or what you know in Life; it's all of what you make of IT.

I believe i could travel 24/7 for the rest of my Life and there's still always somewhere else to go...something else to do. My next trip I plan on backpacking around Mexico and South America for a few months.


God is not an "It"; God IS...

Love is an extension; not a possession.

Know Thyself...then forget.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


treat others as I want to be treated


just getting started...


music; meditation; chi gong; Tantra; surfing; mountain biking; hiking; backcountry camping; traveling; silence; writing; reading; learning; Loving; connecting, laughing; spreading joy; and making the best of every situation.

Music, Movies, and Books

music...anything w/ a socially conscious message. i.e. Bad Religin, 2pac, Nas, Immortal Technique, Defero, Bob, Ziggy and Damian Marley, Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, etc.

fight club; big Lebowski; cable guy; shawshank redemption; dumb & dumber; what about Bob...

books...been Loving a lot of spiritual books these last few years. Some of my favorites are by Osho, Barbara Brennan and Mantak Chia...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Every moment has its own unique beauty...I know it sounds cliche, but it's the Truth. Some things that stick out are: hitchhiking in Ireland; helping out in Ko Phi Phi, Thailand after the tsunami; teaching english in Japan; my Family surprising me for my 30th...

Teach, Learn, Share


i know a thing or two about a thing or two, but pretty much like anything in Life; I can only learn.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Thailand, United States

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