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Make the world my backyard!
I love to travel and meet new people. I enjoy learning about a variety of things: discovering something new thrills me. I am a friendly and outgoing individual and am always willing to try new things. After all, how do you know if you'll like something without trying it? This is why I travel. It allows me to encounter new personalities, try new activities, and experience new customs.
I especially love outdoor adventure. I particularly enjoy all sorts of sports, biking, running, camping, rock climbing, and hiking.
I also enjoy games, cooking, or just visiting, particularly with great food and drink. I am a great cook and dislike eating alone.
When I come to stay with you, I want to see how you live. Please, show me your customs, your friends and family, and your activities. This is why I travel.
By developing relationships around the world, exploring my passions, and innovating and trying out new ideas I am happy, motivated, and enjoy life.
George Mallory (possibly the first person to climb Everest, no one knows because he never came back) said, "We don't live to eat or make money, we eat or make money to live and enjoy life." It is very important, and difficult, to remember this perspective.
I try to enjoy the little moments in life while planning to be in the right position for future opportunities. It is a fine balance.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have hosted people in the past and host whenever I can convince my roommates it will be a good experience. I have loved showing visitors the local gems of my area
I have stayed with foreign and Canadian CSers and loved the experience.
I also like hanging out with the local CS group when I move/visit a new place. It's a great way to find friends who like the same things and know the best places to go.
Great! I love this website. It is so much better to stay with the locals. You get to meet new people and better appreciate the culture. I have surfed in parts of East Africa and South America as well as hosted surfers in Prince George, British Columbia.
Reading, trekking, thinking, learning, talking, cooking, adventure, music, and sports.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: I like documentaries and true stories where I feel I've learned something. If not this, then I like movies which make me laugh.
Music: I enjoy listening to folk, country, blues, indie, jazz, electronic, and dubstep.
Books: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is probably the most influential book I've read. For enjoyment I like to read about the greats in history and sometimes lose myself in a fantasy world.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I bungee jumped off a 111m high bridge into a raging canyon with the backdrop of Victoria Falls behind me. What a rush and an excellent way to sustainably enjoy the world!
I have also gone on a safari in the serengeti, jumped off waterfalls and cliffs, swam with dolphins in the amazon, mountain biked in Bolivian ranch country, and hiked through the Andes to Machu Pichu.
In 2009 I decided to quit playing video games and eating unhealthy. Consequently, I lost 50 pounds over the following 12 months!
Teach, Learn, Share
I teach skiing to children mostly and also help people with Spanish, math, or physics.
I am trying to learn guitar and spanish. If you want to stay at my couch and are into these things, I'd love to learn from you!
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania, United States, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, United Kingdom