Dawn Wayand

Bronx, NY, USA

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, German, Italian, Spanish
  • 38, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Legal Assistant / Web Developer, Educator and Photographer
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

I am looking to meet new people from all around the world and acquire new experiences.

I am an avid traveler - I usually go it alone as I like to set my own itineraries and I hate to slow people down with my photography and writing. I have many hats and love to acquire new ones - you never know when you may need to fall back on one!! Always be prepared!!!

Live each day like it's your last!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I usually like to meet for drinks and dinner but I have also hosted and surfed. I also try to go to meetings here in New York City.

I have met people in Paris and Chicago for dinner and a day out. I have also surfed in New York City before moving there as well as all over Texas just for fun. Upon arriving in NYC in 2011, a bunch of Couchsurfers were gracious enough to help me move in. Since then, I have been to numerous Couchsurfing meetings and meetups, I've hosted NUMEROUS travelers and have surfed a few times too.


My interests are in travel, music, photography, reading, writing as well as watching independent and foreign films.

Music, Movies, and Books

I typically only watch independent, foreign and documentary films.

Movies (just a few of numerous!!):
Life is Beautiful
L'Auberge d'Espagnol
Boarding Gate

Placebo (this is my favorite band of all time)
Blue October
Green Day
Christina Perri
Smashing Pumpkins

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Henry James

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been to 37 cities and towns in Europe, several many times (ie. Paris 6 times). I have also been all over the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. My passion is travel. My second passions are photographing and writing about the places I visit.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have studied 4 other languages besides English but if you don't use it, you lose it. I get around fine all over Europe but I'd like to meet people with other language skills who I can practice with. As far as teaching, I am an endless source of useless knowledge!! LOL

What I Can Share with Hosts

Endless knowledge on various subjects as well as my travel experiences. While I tend to keep to myself (I'm a bit shy), I do come out of my shell for the right person.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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