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  • 5 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Currently employed as the "he can do every job in the off...
  • BA International Business and BS Economics
  • From Marysville, WA, USA
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About Me


Travel the world and meet interesting people


I am currently in West Hempstead, New York.

Feel free to add me on under "Garrett Bates"

Ambitious and aspiring--some day I would like the pleasure to say that I have stepped foot on every continent and speak 5 languages other than English fluently.

I am open to suggestions on where I should go during my breaks, so send me a message and we can plan to meet-up and have coffee!


I know that family is anyone who makes you feel loved an appreciated.

Life's too short to wonder "what if?". I am going to follow my dreams and live a rich live.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As of now all I can do is show someone around and I can host!


Surfed in NYC, Leysin, Switzerland and Laramie, Whyoming. Each of these experiences have been a blast and I have thoroughly enjoyed every single experience.

If you need a reference send either Abdullah, Particia, Steven, or Amber a message.


To put it simply: traveling and experiencing new things.

Also, politics and economics. Debate me sometime :D

  • dining
  • cooking
  • coffee
  • politics
  • traveling
  • economics
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

"The Traveler" I highly recommend it.

"Think and Grow Rich"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Got lost driving in Seattle with my best friend for 3 hours--easily one of the most fun things I have done when I moved back to Washington for a year.

Visited Japan December 2010 and had a blast mingling with the locals and trying all of the delicious food!

My tour through Italy, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland and France was an amazing experience. I can't get over how delicious all of the food was.

I was at a large protest in Rome October 2011 and in Athens the day before the major protest there, it was crazy. I would be happy to share pictures.

Worked with a migrant worker in DC so I could pay off my hostel bill. Quite a perspective gaining experience.

I studied abroad in Japan for a semester!

I enjoyed the company of all the people I met on my travels and now wish I could have stayed longer.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to cook some wonderful Italian, Spanish, Mexican, and Japanese dishes. I am attempting to learn Dominican cooking.

I have tons of traveling pictures and a couple stories to tell for anyone who is interested.

I have my undergraduate degree in economics. I would be happy to teach you a little about it if you would like :P

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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