Tim Gaughran

Laurel, MD, United States

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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
  • 47, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Children's Book Writer/ Real Estate Property Manager
  • International Business MBA/ JD Law
  • From Ontario, Canada
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About Me


To travel to every country in the world & write a Travel/Human Interest Book about people in each country.


When I set a goal to do something, I go for it! I love people. If we all spent some time trying to help and encourage others, what a better place we would live in. Sports of all sorts are great. Staying out partying is cool too. I love to smile, it wakes up others from the mundane parts of life.


Love & share, treat others with respect. Give to others always. Everyone has gifts that they alone can share. Don't hold back, make the world a little better. Inspire someone today.

I have had some great experiences and met some great people because I am an extrovert. I think that you have to live like every day is your last. Wouldn't you take more risks and live a little differently if today was all that you had?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Attend local events in DC/Baltimore/College Park/Annapolis. Surf and host both.


Great experiences, Surfed in Barcelona for 1 week, 5 days in Lisbon, an amazing week in Algiers, and very cool weekends in Raleigh, Delaware, Charleston, Reading, Columbia SC, and Jackson. Hosted a South African musician and Yosemite hikers.


Learning new languages, travel, sports & fitness, sitting at a sidewalk cafe in the sun, learning something new each day, nature.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music-Kelly Clarkson, The Bravery, Katy Perry, U2, Avril Lavigne, Def Lepperd, Dr. Dre, Depeche Mode, Lenny Kravitz, Lily Allen, Dum Dum Girls, Shalamar, Black Keys, Mazzy Star.

Movies-The Daughter(Russian),Silver Linings,The Time Travelers Wife, Shutter Island, Robin Hood, The Box, The Orphan, Inception, Twelve, Dream House, Zombieland, The Blind Side, Safe Haven.

Books-Try Giving Yourself Away, The Secret, Sham, The Celestine Prophecy.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Getting totally soaked at Victoria Falls, Lemur Island in Madagascar, Paris in the Spring, River safari in Botswana, Sitting on the Equator, Swimming in the Arctic Ocean, Strolling along the Adriatic, Roman ruins at Carthage, the Marketplace at Marrakesh, Rain Forest in Costa Rica, Watching the sunset over Algiers, Summer parties in Cardiff, Wales, and the Sunset over Kuala Lumpur, Spending the day at a Belarusian Police Station.

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

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