Don Davis

Chicago, IL, United States

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  • BS Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me


Alaska- state #50 of 50 & Burning Man 2013- ACCOMPLISHED!!

Next- Northern Lights-Galapagos Islands-Live & Work Europe-get to 100 countries traveled


I managed to hike the tallest peak in the Adirondack Mountains at age 13 and that trip started something. I always did as many road trips as I could fit in during high school and university and at 21, I studied abroad in Spain. That experience started my international travels and I never looked back. I did a three-year stint all over the South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand, Southeast Asia & South Korea and Japan and I haven't really stopped. Travel has shaped much of my adult life and affected me profoundly. I think I will always travel in some capacity in my life. Now I travel a lot for work, but unfortunately only in the US. My winters are reserved for international travel but slow travel is my thing now.


Live, Love, Be Courageous and Kind.

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Anyway I can. I have a lot of travel knowledge for the places I have been so feel free to ask away. I've hosted when I've had a place like in LA and Puerto Rico, but I'm mostly out on the road.


North America, South America, Europe & the Caribbean! Puerto Rico has been good to me. Looking to expand my horizons and couchsurf everywhere!


Travel, Health, Fitness, Languages, Film, Books, Music, Dancing, Culture, but most of!

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Zero 7, Air, Anthony Hamilton, D'Angelo, Chambao, Common, DJ Dimitri, DJ Krush, Feist, Gilberto Gil, Gorillaz, Gotan Project, Hector Lavoe, Ismael Rivera, Willie Colon, Jack Johnson, Jamiroquai, Jay-Z, Joao Gilberto, John Legend, Julieta Venegas, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, Kiss, Lyrics Born, Manu Chao, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Matisyahu, Miles Davis, The Roots, Norah Jones, Police, Portishead, K&D, Prince, Seu Jorge, Aventura, Tego, Thievery Corp., A Tribe Called Quest.

Movies: John Sayles, Jim Jarmusch....lots of independent and foreign film...also love good comedies.

Books: Henry Miller, Kerouac, Ayn Rand, Dostoevsky. I also read a lot of food and fitness blogs.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

-went to Burning Man 2013 alone and without a ticket and got in, had an incredible time!
-traveled to Alaska by bus, plane, ship and thumb
-have traveled to all 50 US states
-hitchhiked in:
Australia and New Zealand for a year
US-incl. Hawaii & Alaska
-crossed the Atlantic by ship
-lived all over Asia for two years
-had food poisoning 5 times on 5 different continents

Teach, Learn, Share

Your knowledge is your wealth.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Extensive travel knowledge on living nomadic lifestyle
Shared meals
I will most likely leave your place cleaner than I found it

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, United States

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