Derek Fusmer

Medford, OR, USA

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About Me


to learn and live new cultures!


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i am a 25 year old guy from medford, oregon. i enjoy traveling, singing, music, acting, dancing, exploring, hiking, learning new languages, experiencing new cultures, photography, marine life, oceans, rivers, helping people, working outside. i love animals and nature, and im a huge cat person. i worked on a farm in the netherlands, and on this farm they had about 20 savannah cats, which was incredible! im a strong willed young man with lots of passion for other cultures and travel, and am hoping to meet some like minded people and have some amazing experiences here on couchsurfing!


the only thing in life is to love, help, and be gracious for all you have, and share what you know and love with others. See everything, experience what you can, and be happy that you are you.

Nothing bad ever happens, things just happen. Its up to you on how you want to view the situation. If it feels bad or hurts, look at is as a sacrifice, something good will come out of it.

happiness is only real when shared.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Ive only surfed so far! Looking forward to hosting some great surfers! I would like to make it known that I will not be accepting first time cs'ers or people without references.


so far i have only surfed. throughout my surfing experience ive learnd that everyone is different, and you cant really couchsurf without being open-minded. While abroad I had many wonderful cs hosts and now that I'm back in the states I'm looking to return the favor!


singing, hiking, traveling, learning new cultures, coffee, cities, nature, old architecture, music, opera, musicals, dancing, acting, running, going to the park with a book, a bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers, and lay in the sun soaking up all that is good in life :) also spontaneous crazy adventures!

Music, Movies, and Books

Latter days, submarine, the sixth sense, pay it forward, drop dead gorgeous,into the wild, pitch perfect, requiem for a dream, this is 40, 127 hours, spun, salaam bombay, sweeney todd, rent, funny girl, guys and dolls, hello dolly, o brother where art though, the bucket list, good will hunting, the fisher king, perks of being a wallflower, bridesmaids, bastard out of carolina, django, C.R.A.Z.Y., hersher, the craft, sister act 1/2, trainspotting, velvet goldmine.

Amos lee, amy winehouse, bernard fanning, jason mraz, gavin degraw, alanis morisette, die antwoord, the doors, queen, james taylor, elton john, billy joel, etta james, beyonce, otis redding, sam cooke, maria mena, whitney houston, bette midler, barbra streisand, glee, bonnie raitt, karmin, christina aguilera, adele, the beatles, pink floyd, sublime, edith piaf, opera, choral music, country music, pop, rnb, classic rock, basically everything except heavy rap and metal.

David sedaris, david levinthal, ellen hopkins, herman hesse, fyodor dostoyevsky, j.d. salinger, gary paulsen, sigmund freud. Recently read siddhartha by herman hesse, and i highly reccomend it to everyone.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

traveling to europe was most definitely be the most exciting thing ive ever done, but other than that, traveling through the u.s. and singing the national anthem at the University of San Francisco have been my highlights. other big things include seeing cirque du soleil, going to new york and seeing shows on broadway, and being able to live in the beautiful city of san francisco. spent 3 weeks in paris, and that was an incredible experience. ive studied french for 6 years, so to be in france, in paris, learning more of the language, the culture, the surroundings, etc was absolutely breathtaking. i was honored with the opportunity to go to the pantheon in rome during a storm. i stood under the oculous feeling the rain on my face, and the thunder outside. it was very magical, definitely a moment ill never forget. Going to prague and teaching English was an extremely wonderful experience. Stayin at the shambala on the south coast of turkey.

My best friends blog of our/his travels, check it out!

Teach, Learn, Share

to save an opened bag of chips, candy, chocolate, etc, take the top section of a plastic bottle, cute it off, and feed the bag through the bottle top, then fold the bag over the top and screw the lid on.

i can share a song with you, as im an aspiring singer ;)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, Turkey, United States

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