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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Italian, Māori, Spanish, Tahitian
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Dakota: Photographer and designer. Brian: Wine master.
  • From real life experiences around the world.
  • From Raglan, New Zealand and Papara, Tahiti.
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About Me


To meet interesting people and share great experiences. To experience the real way of cultures and places.


Currently we're living in our native New Zealand after living abroad in Bordeaux, France. We're both fun, open-minded, out-going and we love to meet new people from all over the world. We really enjoy traveling to new places, but definitely not in a touristic sense... We're interested in the people that make the place and culture. Although we're young, we aren't stereotypically like most people our age. Traveling around the world and experiencing so many different cultures has really had an impact on our lives.

Our backgrounds are both varied. I was previously working as an international flight attendant, now I'm a designer and a photographer full time. Brian (from Tahiti) has a masters in wine from Bordeaux. We're both currently working hard, to keep traveling more, to meet more cool people and to have more great experiences.

We've spent extensive time in Europe, Asia and the South Pacific Islands. Both of us come from traveling family's.

We're both easy going and looking for genuine experiences with genuine people.


Live life to the fullest. Have respect. Be open minded. Be sharing. Live life without judgements and accept people not for what they are but for who they are.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Our couch is open to anyone who would like to have genuine experiences and make new friends. Feel free to get in contact with us!


Recently we picked up a couple who were hitch-hiking on the side of the road in New Zealand. They were from Argentina (just got off the plane) and they stayed with us for almost 2 weeks! At first they were strangers, then they became friends. We introduced them to our family and also guided them around New Zealand. It was such a great experience to share our culture and country that we live in with people who had never been here before. We hope to meet more people soon! :)


Travel, culture, people, language, food, conversation, photography, art, design, gourmet, anything to do with lifestyle.

  • arts
  • culture
  • design
  • photography
  • dining
  • italian food
  • cooking
  • wine
  • chinese food
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Jazz music, world music, anything that has a great beat!

Reading: Biography books, ANY travel books and of course world photography books! Also: TRAVEL blogs!

Movies: Biography movies, travel movies, foreign films, and good comedy!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well... There's way too many to write here! But here are a few of our latest favorite memories:

- Experienced the real life in Portugal in a beautiful seaside village called Nazaré where we stayed with a traditional Portuguese family who taught us a lot about their culture and way of life. Definitely one of our favorite memories whilst traveling.

- Stayed in the countryside of Spain where we really got to experience real Spanish culture and customs. Valladolid and La Rioja valleys are such beautiful places.

Teach, Learn, Share

We have various skills that we would be more than happy to share with you!

We both love to cook... We can cook French food, Italian food, Thai food and Chinese food.

I am a photographer. I can help you tweak your photography skills and show you a few tricks. Or help you out with any questions or ideas you might have about photography.

Brian is a wine master: If you have any questions about wine, or have always wanted to know some information - now is the time to ask away. (LOL but don't worry. We don't only talk about wine.)

Brian speaks French fluently. I speak English fluently. We're more than happy to share our language skills.

Above all, we're just fun easy going people with lots to share.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Italy, Portugal, Samoa, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, French Polynesia, New Zealand, United States

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