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  • 18 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 73, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Retired teacher, now writing, blogging, travelling and he...
  • USC degrees BS, MA, PhD -- Life degrees 4 children
  • From St. Louis, MO
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About Me


Travel the world and help others do the same in an affordable and amazing way


When I retired from teaching in 2007 I immediately packed my bags and joined a trip to China with colleagues. Upon returning, within a few months I repacked and went to Italy. Once I returned home I got fascinated with setting up websites, wrote a book and became a radio host. My current passion is helping coaches, entrepreneurs and speakers write their books. I'm a widow with four adult children and three grandchildren who are adults now too. I love to write, travel and entertain.


Nobody becomes somebody without the help of somebody else.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have been a hostess and a guest, as well as met some members for coffee/drink when they were in my town and vice versa. I even interviewed Dan Hoffer, cofounder of Couchsurfing, on my radio show in 2011.


I have had the pleasure of hosting couchsurfers from Switzerland, Malta, Korea, Canada, and many USers. All were fantastic experiences. Whether staying as a guest or just meeting for coffee, I have met amazing people. We are a unique breed you know.


All kinds of music, small theater, reading, learning about many things, blogging, writing, building websites lately and travelling.

  • writing
  • books
  • theater
  • design
  • coffee
  • reading
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • music
  • business

Music, Movies, and Books

Latest books--The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McColl Smith. I read a lot of "how to write and publish" books lately since I'm a publishing coach. Enjoyed the British drama, Downton Abbey, and am now enjoying British TV series: Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, Vera, Poirot, and many more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Gave birth to 4 children, saw the Great Wall of China, cruised the canals of Venice and more. Now I have to add couchsurfing as another amazing experience.

Teach, Learn, Share

I don't know where to begin with this one. I can teach reading, critical thinking, how to study, tips on getting a college degree, time management, gift basket design, running a gift basket business and lately some travel tips. I would like to become fluent in Spanish, skillful at salsa, and proficient at making a fortune on the Internet, to start. My current passion is helping coaches, entrepreneurs and speakers write their books.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, China, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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