David LaPorte

Golden, CO, USA

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  • 162 References 117
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Master's student
  • geological engineering
  • From Elizabethton, TN, USA
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About Me

I am a wanderer from the Southern Appalachians, a mountain range in the southeastern US. I go to college in Golden, the crusty outdoorsy scab of Denver, right along the bottom of the Front Range.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I grew up with hospitality, and I've hosted at least 100 people through random encounters, Couchsurfing and WarmShowers (for touring cyclists).


I'm an avid backpacker (long-distance hiker), hitchhiker and touring cyclist. I also love maps, cross-country skiing, languages and geology.

Music, Movies, and Books

The Beatles, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Simon and Garfunkle, Joan Baez, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, Iron and Wine, Of Monsters and Men, Fleet Foxes and The Head and the Heart, John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, John Muir, Harper Lee and Jack Kerouac.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Generosity and hospitality are some of the most beautiful things I have witnessed.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach people how to read a map, interpret rocks and plan hikes and trips. I would love to learn new recipes and cooking techniques.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share stories from the American wilderness, as well as stories of kindness and hospitality.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Guatemala, United States

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