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  • Fluent in English; learning Afrikaans, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Travel blogger
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, journalism/global studies...
  • From IA, USA
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About Me


See the world before the "real world" catches up with me


Born in California, raised in the Midwest, studied journalism and global studies (emphasis on African politics) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Minored in Japanese and Spanish, so I'm hoping to put that knowledge to use! Travel blogger in training (meaning I'm just starting!). I love meeting new people and experiencing new things (thus why I travel a lot). I've spent time in Canada, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Japan, and South Korea. Looking to broaden my horizons with a year-long "Eat Pray Love"-style trek across the world. Starting in Ireland, then off to Greece, Spain, South Africa, back to South Korea and Japan, then home in the US.


"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm not sure what it means when it says "how I participate."


I spent a couple nights in Tokyo with a new friend I made through the site. Everything worked out well!


Traveling, reading, writing, having intellectual conversations (or tipsy conversations that seem to be philosophical at the time), enjoying a nice martini, and spending too much time on the Internet procrastinating

  • writing
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • journalism

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Disney movies, Pan's Labyrinth, Big Fish, Mean Girls, superhero movies (The Avengers is a current favorite)

Music: Rock and pop (anything from Black Sabbath to Lady Gaga)

Books: Outliers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Great Gatsby, Fight Club, Survivor, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was a columnist for a couple years. I like to hope that some of what I wrote has had a positive impact on the communities I resided in.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Good company, humor, decent-ish conversation

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, France, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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