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To meet locals and travelers alike. To learn who we are by experiencing the world, to have a true adventure, and to make new friends all over the world.
We are two crazy-in-love-with-traveling fools, recently returned to the USA from our first journey around the world. We just moved to Los Angeles after having spent the last 1+ years living in Arizona.
Ready for some adventure, we decided to pick up and do some traveling in November of 2011 as that has always been a dream of ours. We spent two years in 35+ countries.
Theresa writes, Dustin shoots the photos. It's a team effort! We love to meet interesting people, experience different cultures, see how other lives work and experience new things.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
We started out by hosting several lovely couchsurfers in Austin, TX. It was a great experience to meet new and interesting people and we really enjoyed showing them around our fun town. Then experienced it from the other side, seeing the goodness of people who open their homes/hearts/lives to us while we traveled around the world for 2 years, visiting 35 countries. Now we host from our new home in Los Angeles, returning the favor of so many hosts (CS and non) who helped us during our travels!
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SCUBA diving, snorkeling, SHARKS!, hiking, wildlife, paragliding, exploring, snow skiing, photography, design, games, art, movies, books, eating, cooking & baking, meeting new people, learning about the world and other cultures. We love food from all over the world and try everything (at least) once.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Amelie, No Country for Old Men, Shawshank Redemption, Rudy, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Léon: The Professional,Anything by PIXAR, Memento (anything by Christopher Nolan), Requiem for a Dream, Lost Highway, Lord of the Rings, Snatch, and so much more...
Music: Too much to list!! Love to listen to new styles of music all over the world.
Books: Vagabonders, On the Road, Life of Pi, Cry, The Beloved Country, The Catcher in the Rye, Anything by: Tolkien, Antony Beevor, Kurt Vonnegut. Really trying to read more on our trip!!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Come on, only ONE!?
-Quitting our jobs and leaving our previous life to travel full-time for a while
-Starting our own business
-Diving with sharks in Coiba National Park for almost three full months
-Hiking Machu Picchu
-Hiking a virtually unknown and beautiful cloud forest in Costa Rica
-Paragliding over the French and Italian alps and the valley of Medellin, Colombia
-Meeting famous Georges like George Lucas and George Foreman ;)
-Safari in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Canada, Colombia, Italy, Spain, United States