Duane James

Tampa, Florida, United States

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  • Bachelor’s degrees from University of Florida; Master’s d...
  • From Grew up in Tampa, FL. Born in Jamaica.
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About Me


Getting active in the Couch Surfing community!


I am getting more involved in the CouchSurfing community.
I'm based in Tampa, Florida USA and I have adjusted my career to gain the freedom to travel more months out of the year.
I find it difficult to just work a regular corporate job. Being somewhere across the globe feels more real to me than life in the United States.
I volunteer with local mentorship organizations whenever I have free time.
I eat a plant-based diet and love to exercise and stay fit.
I love to learn so I spend a lot time educating myself about the way the world really works.


“Live, love, learn”

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Local Community Events
World Travel


Local meetups; Hosting; Surfing; meeting new people


Traveling the Americas, live music, social justice, politics, psychology, veggie cooking
Sports (soccer, tennis, basketball)

Music, Movies, and Books

€All the Real Girls,€œMalcolm X,Love Actually,€œWhy We Fight,Race to Nowhere and many more

Amy Winehouse, Bjork, Kanye West, Mos Def, MF DOOM, Portishead, The Streets

Haruki Murakami, Eduardo Galeano, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Jon Jeter, Marianne Williamson

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Heidelberg, Germany in the summer
Shinto shrine in Hachinohe, Japan
Kizomba dancing in Lisbon, Portugal
Getting lost in Barri Gòtic in Barcelona, Spain
FESTIVAL IMPERIAL in COSTA RICA --I love big outdoor music festivals.
Traveling and living in Guatemala for two summers.

Teach, Learn, Share

People who see beyond myths and conventional wisdom. People who are spiritual seekers.

Countries I’ve Visited

Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Italy

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany, Guatemala, Japan, United States

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