Chris Gartmann

San Diego, CA, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning German
  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Former Environmental Researcher for the USFS
  • Bachelors degree from CSU Chico in Cultural Geography
  • From St Charles, Illinois
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me


Finding my way through life one day at a time


Live life to the fullest.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been a member for quite a while, but my living situations since joining have not allowed me to host, and most places I lived did not have a vibrant couch surfing community. And I always seemed to miss all the meet and greets that did occasionaly occur.


world travel, hot springs, road trips, white water rafting, photography,

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Like both classic rock and pop rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's, Electronica and dance music, some folk and old timey music.

Movies: Comedy, RomCom's, Action, Drama, Independent,

Books: I was a prolific reader when I was younger, mostly action and spy thrillers. Most of my reading these days are magazines or online or reference type books, but I also read some classics and popular NY Times authors like John Grisham when I'm on a flight or train. Also like travel essays like Bill Bryson

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked on my own with only a map to Mt Everest (and this was only my second time ever hiking overnight anywhere)

Spent my 21st birthday climbing to the top of the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt to watch the sunrise.

Countries I’ve Visited

Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

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