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  • 27 References 19 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Swahili
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Travel Blogger @ thechristianbackpacker.com
  • MSU Bachelors of Arts in Supply Chain Management
  • From Kalamazoo, MI
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About Me

Learning things, finding new places and meeting new people all along the way.

I love to travel, explore new cultures, languages, cuisine, art, history, etc. I play the ukelele and a bit of guitar, as well as sing. I can cook a good meal and plant a good garden.

Live life with joy, lots of music and good food!

BeWelcome Profile: https://www.bewelcome.org/members/Emilyraebutterfield

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Surfing around the world and hosting when I can!

I'd rather Couchsurf and meet strangers than stay in a hotel by myself, 100%! You get to experience a different side of the local culture, more than what tourists get to see. I have many long-lasting friendships around the world that have come from Couchsurfing and hosting.


I love poetry, reading, music, food, cooking, gardening, exploring, hiking, Capoeira, rock climbing, swimming and basically everything outdoors. One of my passions is sustainable agriculture and the teachings of Michael Pollan. I am a Christian - I'm not really for religions and organizations, but for justice, grace and Jesus! I run a Christian Travel Blog called The Christian Backpacker - www.thechristianbackpacker.com

  • culture
  • poetry
  • capoeira
  • cooking
  • gardening
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • rock climbing
  • languages
  • religion
  • hitchhiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Lord of the Rings, Life Is Beautiful, Dead Poets Society, Reality Bites, Love Me If You Dare

Books: The Bible- James and Romans, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Cat's Cradle, Through Painted Deserts, Omnivore's Dilemma, The Broken Wings, The Alchemist, Gulliver's Travels, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Hobbit

Music: Martin Sexton, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Green, Louis Armstrong, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Avett Brothers, The National, Arcade Fire, Simon and Garfunkel, Otis Redding, Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons, Josh Garrels, Daisy May, Norah Jones

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Rafted the Nile, celebrated Dia de Los Muertos in Guatemala, rode elephants in Thailand, spent a month hitch-hiking around Patagonia, hiked the Great Wall, did an 11 countries in 11 month trip around the world, saw the Cherry Blossom season in Tokyo, surfed in Bali, bolted a new climbing route in the Andes

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you some Swahili, English, about the Bible, and how to play the Ukelele.
I want to learn every other language and to hear stories.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'd love to cook and share a meal with you!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldova, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Cambodia, South Korea, United States

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