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Just finished a 7,500 km trip from Portugal to Georgia. Back stateside and working as a UX/UI Designer for National Geographic. Come crash with me and teach me something!
I love adventure, being outdoors, eating, traveling, and have boundless energy. I love dinosaurs and squirrels and Super Nintendo. I'm really active, and am usually plotting some great scheme. I also write a blog and (warning) may potentially include a story about you in it, if you happen to be a weirdo or insanely awesome (hopefully the latter!).
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Forming great relationships with people is what life is all about. I love meeting people around the world and making new friends, talking about politics and social issues in different countries, and learning all the time.
Biking (Cycling and Motorcycles),
Music, Movies, and Books
Currently Reading | The Border Trilogy, Cormac McCarthy
Books | Cutting for Stone, The Book Thief, Issac's Storm, The City of Dreaming Books, Shadow of the Wind, Michael Pollan, The Feast of Love, His Dark Materials, The Lovely Bones, Water for Elephants, Life of Pi, Into Thin Air, The Lost City of Z, The Devil in the White City, Shantaram, Easter Island, Into the Wild, Little Princes, Three Cups of Tea, Stones Into Schools, Infidel, The Book of Lost Things, Little Bee, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, My Sister's Keeper, The Four Hour Work Week, The Kite Runner, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Jane Eyre, Pillars of the Earth, The Road, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Glass Castle, Never Let Me Go, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Imperfectionists, The Russian Concubine, Drowning Ruth, The Omnivore's Dilemma, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, Wild
Movies | Finding Forrester, Frida, Pan's Labyrinth, The Fountain, The Painted Veil, No Country for Old Men, 3:10 to Yuma, The Orphanage, The Tunnel, The Whistleblower, Rear Window, All About Eve, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, Imitation of Life, Phantom of the Opera, The Illusionist, Persepolis, Let the Right One In, Touching the Void
Music | Glitch Mob, Phantogram, Beats Antique, Stromae, Death Cab for Cutie, Ratatat, Helen Jane Long, STRFKR, I Monster, Lindsey Stirling, Arctic Monkeys, Iron and Wine, Angus and Julia Stone
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
*Cycling across Europe!
*Going to the Chitila Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut
*Swimming in Victoria Falls
*Shooting Markets in Rural Senegal + rice fields in West Java, Indonesia
*Swimming in python infested water outside of Kruger, SA
*Trekking across mountains in Northern Ethiopia, and being stranded on top of one after spraining my ankle.
Teach, Learn, Share
Renovating Houses (drywall, tile work, laying block, you name it I've done it), Graphic Design, Video, Photography. I want to learn to do a flip.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I love sharing music and have put together some great playlists from people I've met traveling. I love hearing other people's travel stories, and I have a few crazy ones myself.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malawi, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Virgin Islands, U.S., Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
South Africa, United States