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To sail the high seas and take a little life break from consulting.
I love couchsurfing and I have used it heavily on my big trips. Years ago I tried to go around the world by heading west and without the use of planes. I had to takes planes eventually but I only flew over water! I currently . I enjoy the outdoors a lot, I snowboard, hike, run, swim and anything else. I am a very outspoken guy and I guarantee I will make you laugh. I hardly ever plan anything, I try to figure it all out as I go. Thats actually how I found myself in Kazakhstan once. Im big into story telling, its a family thing. Around here we like to go out to the bars and grab drinks, go for runs, show tourists around, camp and ride motorcycles.
Do whatever it takes to create a good story for later.
Dont plan your travel. If you plan out a trip like everybody else, you will fly to the foreign place, stay at a hotel, go to the sites and eat at the places that only tourists go to. You will get sucked into the tourist funnel. DONT PLAN. GET LOST. GET IN TROUBLE! This is how you find adventure, this is how you make a trip memorable.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I spent 8 months couchsurfing on my around the world trip. I hosted gatherings as I went. So far I have spent of 350 nights couchsurfing in 17 different countries. When I am here in SF, I host as much as I can. My refridgerator is covered from head to toe in thank you notes surfers have left me.
Jeez, talk about experience. I had a couchsurfing streak of about 120 days straight during my big trip. Ive stayed with people of all colors and religions, young and old, fun and boring. I love couchsurfing!
Couchsurfing has also been one of the greatest things to happen to my potential career. When my university wouldn't help me, I contacted a random surfer that worked in HR. He completely overhauled my resume. CSers have given me references for great jobs and a CSer even got me the job that allowed me to move to San Francisco. I've been living here 8 years now and we just finished remodeling his house.
snowboarding, fitness, travel, hiking, renewable energy, environmentalism and the efficient markets that surrounds it, animals, pranks, hitchhiking, Sailing, motorcycles, cinema noir, and I want to get into free diving and spearfishing. Not pretty fish, just lion fish.
- outdoor activities
Music, Movies, and Books
Rolf Potts' Vagabonding (a must read for any true traveler)
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I once impersonated a medical student at a hospital in Serbia, rode a 23 year old motorcycle across the USA, ate dog, rat and horse. I was almost attacked by a rattle snack in Southern California, I hitchhiked across Europe. I chilled out with my host and all his family butt naked at a Russian banya in Kazakhstan. I snowboarded the Bavarian Alps. I used Couchsurfing to get a good job
What I Can Share with Hosts
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Colombia, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In