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Overview

  • 6 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2013
  • Professional Nomad
  • BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa
  • From Chicago, IL, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Poorly and reluctantly transitioning to adulthood in Australia

ABOUT ME

I'm a serial wanderer, connoisseur of fine breads and cheeses, avid napster & gym rat.

I had five years of sanuk while teaching abroad in Southeast Asia, then spent 15 months seeing as much of the U.S. as I could.

Current Travel Bucket List: the Maldives, Seychelles, Iceland, Mongolia, Croatia, Portugal

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've couchsurfed in Mexico, the U.S. and Australia. Hopefully one day, I'll live somewhere where I can actually host people... but I'm more than happy to meet up for drinks!

Interests

The Chicago Cubs and Bears, University of Iowa football, sandwiches, Mexican and Thai food (not necessarily together), being active--running, yoga, hiking, rock climbing--but also sleeping as much as possible, drinking extreme amounts of alcohol and seeing the world with an insatiable case of wanderlust.

  • dining
  • yoga
  • running
  • drinking
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • soccer

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Mostly nonfiction - River Town, Friday Night Lights, The Great Railway Bazaar, or any Paul Theroux for that matter, Blood River, Into Thin Air

Movies: Slumdog Millionaire, Mean Girls, Old School, The Cove, This is the End, The Hangover, etc., etc.

Music: Lady Gaga, Girl Talk

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Camped on the Great Wall
Watched the Men's Olympic 100m from the front row (Gold - Usain Bolt WR 9.79)
Watched an orangutan snack on some leaves from about 10 feet
Climbed the epic Mt. Kinabalu in one
day
Hiked to The Wave in Northern Arizona
Walked among the largest trees in the world at Sequoia National Park (It may not sound so impressive, but see for yourself - it was a religious experience.)

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Russian Federation, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Taiwan, Thailand, United States

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