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I work for American Airlines so I take advantage of the free flight benefit and do a lot of traveling. I'm a huge music fan (as well as a musician) so most of my trips are planned around concerts.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I travel on my own and I usually stay at hostels if it's longer than a day trip but it's always nice to connect with someone who is familiar with the area and can show me around or simply recomment interesting things to do and good places to eat. If the host is into music, that's a bonus as I am a big music fan and a musician as well (multiple instruments).
Music, mostly. Playing it, writing it, listening to it, seeing it performed live. Also love independent film. Grew up abroad so I've always loved traveling and experiencing new cultures.
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Ryan Adams, Beach Boys/Brian Wilson, Beatles, Blue Öyster Cult, David Bowie, Camel, Eagles, The Egg, ELO, ELP, Fleetwood Mac, Ben Folds, Genesis, Kevin Gilbert, Grateful Dead, Jethro Tull, Kansas, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Kirsty MacColl, Midnight Oil, Moody Blues, Polly Paulusma, Pink Floyd, Police, Porcupine Tree/Steven Wilson, Queen, Rolling Stones, Rush, Steely Dan, Tears For Fears, The Who, Yes, Neil Young, plus a bunch of stuff you've probably never heard of.
Movies: A Clockwork Orange, Big Fish, The Reflecting Skin, Brazil, This Is Spinal Tap, Once
Books: The Snow Goose, A Clockwork Orange, The Grapes Of Wrath, The Autobiography Of A Supertramp, Smallcreep's Day
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Drove around the US in 2004 when I was unemployed, a 7,000 mile loop through 23 states in 19 days. Stayed with relatives and friends or slept in my tent. Got a park pass for $50 and visited 11 National Parks along the way. It was amazing.
Went to Namibia, Africa in 2002, a trip planned around a solar eclipse. Fantastic! An incredibly beautiful country. I was only there for five days so I want to go back and see more of it.
I took a day trip to Rome! Spent four hours at The Coliseum, ate dinner and then saw Polly Paulusma play at a blues club called Big Mama. After that, had some vanilla slice at Paradiso Cantina and then caught the train back to the airport and flew back. The trip only cost me $32 (departure tax) so it's not as crazy as it sounds.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I have countless travel adventures to share and love hearing about others' adventures. I'm also happy to play with any musicians if there are instruments around.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Guyana, Ireland, Italy, Namibia, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Brazil, Guyana, Paraguay, United States