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My mission at CS is to encourage exploration and be inspired
TRAVELLING in Europe in December! I brought my sleeping bag and pad!
SO many people have been SO kind to me in SO many ways to me, in travel, and in life, I feel I have a huge karmic debt to repay. Hosting couchsurfers is one way I do it.
Recently I´ve been spending a lot of time with my family and it´s been great!
Penny-wise and pound-foolish: I keep the house at 55´F to save cash(unless I have guests), but I just spent $600 for beer on sale. At least my house keeps it cold!
I´m mostly a last-minute planner. It´s worked pretty well for me most of the time, but doesn´t work for
visited 23 countries (10.2%)Create your own visited map of The World
It's more important to do the right thing than to do things right.
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. -Lao Tzu
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
People sleep on my couch, floor, or airbed. I have a hammock, but no one has chosen that yet. Go figure.
Hopefully my guests like to hike because what I like to do in Alaska, and it´s cheap. My family also has a canoe on a public lake about five minutes by foot from my house. We might go dancing downtown at Humpy´s or The Kodiak, and everyone has to visit ´Koot´s (biggest bar in Alaska).
I really want people to enjoy Alaska and Anchorage, because I love it here. If I can be of any help, I try to be.
US-Alaska-Fairbanks-Brando Miller and his buddies
Belgium-Jurgen Wens and Tiny
Czech Republic-Martin Bena
US-Minnesota-Minneapolis-Brie Morris and Bobby
US-Ohio-Vermilion-Josh Thomas and bis buddy
Austria-Vienna-Andy und Carol
Music, Movies, and Books
Moulin Rouge, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ice Pirates, Pirates
Pearl Jam, Jamiroquai, Alice in Chains, They Might be Giants, Crooked Still, Ghostland Observatory, Citizen Cope, Tegan and Sara
The Big Rock Candy Mountain, The Time Traveller´s Wife, The Stand, most by Isaac Asimov, Getting Things Done, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Fountainhead; not Harry Potter, not mysteries
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Breathed under water in Molokini Crater, Maui, Hawaii.
Skinny-dipped in a secret spot right up in Iguazu Falls, Argentina. (ask me where and I´ll tell you how to get there)
Been brought to my knees in back pain. Amazing, yes, and NOT recommended.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can usually find north.
I made my own tarp tent, camp stove, mittens, hat, and sleeping quilt for camping.
I can make you look like a good dancer if you stand next to me.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States