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  • 116 References 60 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Portuguese, Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Photographer
  • BA in Photography 2012
  • From Akron, OH, USA
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About Me


Life is short. Saturate it with experiences, captivating people and winding roads


Ohio born, travel savvy photographer. I've been well traveled at a young age because of my parents. One of my favorite things to do was talk to people on planes and buses. Inspired each time, I continued travel around the states, visiting people again and again. Went to college in Boston and Chicago while working at a photo studio.

In 2012, I ventured around the world for 6 months (http://the-wanderlustproject.tumblr.com/). In 2013, I drove to CA where I have been since. Doing photography for my living. At the moment I'm exploring the Pacific NW because I feel a calling to the area. So far so good.

My home is in my heart. I am braiding memories with other people along the way. I feel alive. When I'm alone, I have so many deep experiences to reflect on.


Live in harmony wherever you roam. Allow others to be free around you.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing




CS is an awesome network/community wherever you go. I'd be blind to some hidden gems without it.


Photography, live music, climbing, hiking, laying in the sun, exploring a new place, cooking, drawing, surfing & dancing.
My photography: http://karacooperphotography.com/

  • design
  • fashion
  • photography
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • modeling
  • walking
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • drawing
  • music
  • live music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • sushi

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Y Tu Mama Tambien, Almost Famous, Moonrise Kingdom, American Beauty

Music: Alt-J, Black Keys, Sia, Cyril Hahn, Ben Howard, Traffic, Derek Trucks Band, Odesza

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Innumerable!! I love walking up to the a great view of a city and looking out over it all. Its like a dream turned reality. An infinite moment.

Teach, Learn, Share


What I Can Share with Hosts

Spirit and love. Plus I'm clean.

I've been to 34 states. I really want to go to India at some point.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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