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  • 23 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Czech, French, Spanish
  • 36, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Marketing Director for Where There Be Dragons (Study orga...
  • International Development Degree from McGill
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About Me


Live it well.


.About me
I am a Canadian/Czech living in the US, who grew up on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. I have traveled a ton, but I am increasingly drawn to community and roots. Saying this, I still find myself ‘moving’ from place to place a lot. My work involves travel and so (regardless of the fact that I adopted a dog as ‘anti-travel’ insurance), I am often on the move. I am pretty spontaneous (moved to Thailand on a whim at age 19) and I love both big and small adventures alike. I really enjoy keeping busy (born socialite!!), but I also often need a good Sunday recharge with the New York Times & the CBC. I guess friends would call me an energetic-optimist that feeds off of good energy?
FYI- I am trying to become more of a badass skier & I like projects/challenges such as beekeeping, getting to point B in the shortest amount of time and making grumpy people laugh. Love people....really love cooking/sharing good food/drink with great people.


Get out there. Go big. Take it slow through the magic of the periphery. Waste no time and then waste a lot of it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As I mentioned above, I have done a lot of traveling (both for personal reasons and for work). In the really early years, all I knew was the backpacker scene. I got over this pretty quickly and found CS as a great alternative. All of my Couchsurfing experiences have since been amazing!! I travel because I want to get to know a place and it’s people. I want to learn about local realities both grim and optimistic. I have graciously been hosted all throughout Latin America, the US, the Middle East & in remote parts of my Canadian homeland. Highlights include an eclectic artist mansion in New Orleans, La Lucha in DF, scuba adventures in Eilat & impromptu rooftop dance parties in Colombia.

I also really enjoy being a host. Having guests helps me travel without traveling. Learn a new something or two. Meet a few amazing and inspiring characters: 1) Richard, 72 year old Guantanamo protestor 2) a full fusion band from SD 3) poets and the not so poetic as well. All are welcome.

I am very easy going. As a surfer or a host, I am always happy to join in activities or do my own thing. Happy to swap stories and always excited to learn something new!


I think that I answered this above, but I think that I have been a ‘member’ for over 9 years. I have surfed, hosted and just plain met some rad people through CS (props out to the Buffalo crew)!


I once made a joke that I am a generalist. I know a lot about everything, but not too much about anything. I like a lot of diverse stuff!
I am pretty active and so I do a lot of hiking, biking, running, skiing and playing volleyball.
I love to cook, but mostly eat. I love meeting new people and getting out in the community. I love art projects and event planning. I love my garden and getting my hands dirty. Getting lost to find things. Stories and obscure community festivals. Did I say bacon? Experiential education and working with young adults.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • festivals
  • dancing
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • running
  • partying
  • drinking
  • gardening
  • traveling
  • magic
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • volleyball
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Bon Iver
Lord Huron
Justin Townes Earle
Zoe Keating
Terrible top 40 (only for the special moments & long painful car rides)
I should add that I am always looking for new music!!

Me Talk Pretty One Day
Lullabies for Little Criminals (and generally any book that makes the Canada Reads short list)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I cannot pick. I am very grateful to have had many adventures and travels.

Teach, Learn, Share

Did you see my comment about being a generalist? Ha. Not sure....I can probably figure out a bunch of things. I will start with heavy Czech stews...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Senegal, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Thailand, United States

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