Damon Dominique

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Travel YouTuber & Blogger
  • College in NYC and Paris, and then decided it wasn't for ...
  • From Fort Wayne, IN, USA
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About Me

i am currently living out my dream job of being a travel blogger/vlogger, but in the past, i've done pretty much done a zillion odd jobs to afford the travel lifestyle we're all on here to promote; i was a french teacher in brooklyn, a dogwalker, a TV extra, an american eagle model, a grocery delivery guy, and i also worked at a nyc hostel.

i am now leaving new york city after five years to take off on another three month eurotrip, meet some amazing and interesting people, and practice my language skills - and of course, to get it all on video for my youtube channel and travel blog.

and then it'll be about time to get my ass out to los angeles.

if you'd like to check out my travel blog, shut up and go: http://www.shutupandgo.travel

if you'd like to check out my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/damonandjo

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long story short, i've lived in barcelona, new york city, paris, and berlin and i'm from the middle of america.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To meet people from other countries. To meet people from my country who are interested in other countries. To meet people who love learning languages. To meet people who understand what it's like to live an untraditional lifestyle. To meet people who just want to get out and go see the world.

PS: Check out this video of me couchsurfing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhxr1iqmNCc


Languages, Minimalism, Blogging, Tennis, Running, Philosophy, Vegetarianism - I'm really into learning Portuguese and improving my French right now.

Music, Movies, and Books

I mainly read those self-help, motivational like How to Change the World, A Twentysomething's Guide to Delaying the Real World, The Art of Non-conformity, etc.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Crawled through caves in Ecuador all the way to a waterfall...definitely a WOW moment, especially after realizing you only have to pay $1.50 to get into the park - compared to the $1.50 I just spent on a coffee to sit in a coffee shop and write all this out.

Most of these moments are captured on my YouTube channel if you want to see more (http://www.youtube.com/user/damonandjo).

Teach, Learn, Share

For those studying French:

The French word for "today" is "aujourd'hui." The old French word for "today" was "hui," but the French felt it wasn't a very strong sound, so to make everyone happier, they added "au jour de" (the day of) to "hui" (today) and now you have a weird looking word with a random apostrophe.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Crazy stories of a crazy life in NYC. A knowledge of NYC's cool spots. Studying abroad four times. Nine years of vegetarianism. Language knowledge (French, Spanish, Portuguese). A database of information about the tv show FRIENDS. EuRail experience...twice. How to start a travel blog. How to start a YouTube channel.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Ecuador, France, Mexico, Spain, United States

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