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Joan Sanaker

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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  • 8 Positive References
  • No languages listed
  • 68, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Retired Video-Photographer
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, University ...
  • From Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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About Me


Traveling, researching family history, photography and making new friends


I am retired from video production and kindergarten teaching. I spent three wonderful years caring for my aging/ailing mom. She's gone now, but with me in spirit, and I am embarking on a genealogy adventure to discover my/our ancestry. I'm starting in the USA and hope to eventually travel to Germany, Finland, Norway, Scotland and Holland. I am a photographer and love to discover the uniqueness of any city I visit.


Friendship and understanding can build bridges to world peace.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I lived in Arizona for five years and recently returned to my hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Excited to be here. I honestly missed the changing seasons. I would love to share the beauty of Minnesota with couch surfers.


When I lived in AZ I traveled back and forth to MN. I loved seeing the different states. One of my favorite spots is Fowler, Kansas, where I couch surfed and made a life long friend in Debbie Thomas.


Photography, gardening, the environment, sailing.

Music, Movies & Books

On my iPod I have everything from classical Mozart to good old fashioned rock'n'roll. I like books set in historical time frames, and murder mysteries that aren't too graphic.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I went swimming in a Cenote (underground river) in Mexico with my daughter and grandson.

Teach, Learn, Share

We must spread peace one person at a time.

Countries I've Visited


Countries I've Lived In

United States

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