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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 41, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Admissions Assistant/puppeteer/writer
  • BA Medical Anthropology from Marlboro College
  • From Menlo Park, CA, USA
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About Me


To become the world's greatest travel show host. Seriously.


A writer at heart, I can never get enough of stories. I think this is the main reason I love travel. I grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and I feel it stretched my cultural perceptions at an early age; I think this is the reason I wound up studying anthropology.

I have pursued a plethora of career paths in my life, and have worked as a puppeteer, game show host, martial arts instructor, dog-sitter, chiropractic assistant, life-skills teacher, etc. Presently, I am enjoying working at a non-profit, independent high school, because I get to interact with kids who have been disenfranchised at other institutions. I also get to practice my non-profit marketing skills, which is a joy.

I am very easy-going, respectful, and would love to meet you!


I love manifesting the impossible, and empowering others to do the same.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I would love to try couchsurfing, and am trying to convince my boyfriend we should start hosting people, as I think it is a wonderful way to travel without leaving home.


Once I stayed at the house of a Mexican shaman while he was out of town (I guess that's more house-sitting, and it was rather more hammock-surfing), while I was researching traditional medicine in the Yucatan. He had lots of weird things around the house, little bottles, feathers... I shared the house with a Mayan sculptor, who made me the most beautiful little turtle-shaped back massager out of wood--I still have it!


On-camera hosting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snl6xhkU-pA

Puppeteering: www.magicpaintbox.com

Art: http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=6892574

Singing: www.myspace.com/daniellamartin

Writing, Reading, Watching movies, editing, learning...

  • dogs
  • arts
  • writing
  • singing
  • marathon
  • running
  • instructor
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • martial arts
  • anthropology
  • teaching
  • medicine

Music, Movies, and Books

David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, Jeannette Winterson, Anne Lamott

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done


The day I dressed up as a giant salmon to run backwards through the Bay to Breakers marathon

Teach, Learn, Share

If you want to manifest something in your life, let's talk about it! I love helping people find the way to their true paths. Let me help you make the first step!

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