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WHO AM I?
I’m a graduate student who likes to travel. I have a degree in geology (you could say that it rocks) as well as in geography, and I play the bagpipes in my spare time. I’m interested in meeting new people, experiencing new things, and seeing what the world around me is really like through the people I meet traveling. I've also been known to throw rocks down ice and to throw myself out of planes.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
BACKGROUND: Having gone on a good number of trips with my parents when I was younger, I’m now interested in exploring the world on my own-- seeing what’s out there, meeting new people, and experiencing the local area and culture to the fullest extent that I can.
COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE: I've stayed in a small town in eastern Vermont, USA while traveling to visit friends. Along the way, I made another friend-- my Couchsurfing host, Conrad. I've met an indie rock band (Mighty Brother) in Oklahoma, whom I found out about solely through the Couchsurfing app.
- learning languages
- reading books
- new experiences
- meeting new people
- nature walks
- outer space
Music, Movies, and Books
MOVIES: Titanic, The Harry Potter series, The Day After Tomorrow, The Butterfly Effect, Braveheart;
MUSIC (BANDS/ARTISTS): Green Day, Rise Against, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Dubliners;
BOOKS: The Catcher in the Rye, Beowulf, The Martian, The Accidental Time Machine
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: On August 21, 2017, I stood in a field outside of the town of Fulton, Missouri and watched the Moon slowly slide in front of the Sun over the course of a couple hours. For about two and a half minutes, the Moon completely blocked out the Sun, in what’s called a total solar eclipse. This is easily the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. If you have the chance to travel to see one, do it! It’s worth it! I could tell stories about it for hours.
Teach, Learn, Share
WHAT I CAN OFFER: Please help me put my college/university degree to good use by asking me questions about rocks and/or maps. Also, chances are that you either love or hate the sound of bagpipes— so while I might not play them for you, I’ll gladly answer questions you might have! I also have several travel stories to tell, and wouldn’t mind brushing up on my French. Merci!
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In