Stephen Whitfield

Lawrence, KS, United States

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  • Elementary Teacher
  • Bachlors of Science in Elementary Education
  • From Odessa, Texas
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About Me


To see the world!!!


I'm a very social person. I love to be a part of big crowds! Travel is my passion! Other cultures fascinate me and the idea of meeting new people excites me! I'm all about having a good time, I think life is WAY too short to just sit around working all the time, though that's not to say I'm lazy! I just finished my bachelors in Elementary Education and plan to teach on every continent!... Except Antarctica, I'm not sure I know how to educate penguins. I'm Native American, which I think makes me unique and I'm excited to share my culture around the world. I feel as though most peoples idea of Native Americans comes from movies and few have ever met one in person but here's your chance! Hahaha


To look back on my life and say I took advantage of what little time I was here. I want to see everything this life has to show me. I'm not motivated by money as much as I am with the life experiences I can have by making it. I want to be old as hell and say damn what a life!!!

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I use couch surfing sporadically but now that I'm traveling around Asia, I really want to make it a big part of my trip if I can! I'm just wanting me meet new people and learn their culture and share a bit of mine!


So far I've been hosted by a few amazing people and were very gracious. I've also rung in the new year both in Paris, Prague, and Budapest with a ton of great CS'ers! I've had nothing but great things to say about the people on CS and can't wait to do more!


Soccer is my sport. I've played since I was 4. Music is important to me. I love social events and hang out with friends as well as meeting new people. I'm involved in several activities in Lawrence Kansas and back in Fort Worth Texas where I am originally from. I work with the Douglas County Special Olympics team here in Lawrence. I also work with the West Side Animal League in Fort Worth Texas when I can make it out that way. I consider myself an athlete and even a sport I'm not familiar with I think I can play if I get the right teacher!

Music, Movies, and Books

I like to read when I'm on those plane rides but I'm also a published writer myself working on my first full novel!!!!!! I love a wide variety of movies. I'm everywhere with my music too from Friendly Fires, Bloc Party, Doves, Men Women & Children to Kanye, Luda, and Andre 3000. Sprinkle in some David Bowie, Howie Day, Dashboard and Death Cab and I'm good! Basically Indie rock and Electronic dance music are my go to genres though.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

From Rhianna and Pharrell's private after parties in Vegas to skydiving in Houston to randomly hosting a NYE party in Prague for 10 or so Couch Surfers, I have no idea what would be the most amazing but I am truly grateful for everything I've been able to do so far!!!!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm actually putting together a collection of stories that I'm hoping to turn into a novel. I would enjoy discussing live, love, and adventure with a great host or guest! I am also Native American which many people, even within my own country, don't know much about outside of movies and tv. I'd love to share my culture with someone who wishes to know more!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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