Mike Gillman

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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  • Photographer/Photojournalist
  • BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • From Goldens Bridge, New York, USA
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About Me


Get out & look around


I'm always looking to get out of the ordinary and find somewhere new to explore. I'm a photographer who loves to travel, hike, and get lost in the backcountry. With any luck, I'll be able to get around the globe as many times as possible.


I like to see smiling people who are working hard to enjoy life as best they can. Fun people who have their heads in the right place turn me on & get me going.

I just try to be open to whatever comes my way!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm happy to show people around the whole area around New York... not just the city, but also the Hudson Valley to the north which is a pretty awesome place to go hiking/camping/biking.


CS was invaluable when I was traveling through Guatemala, and on several short trips

As a host, I've learned that incorporating a new friend into your routine for a bit really helps make life a bit more interesting.


Photography, music, art, journalism, the GREAT outdoors, hiking, mountain biking, camping, trail running, life.

Music, Movies, and Books

Ah, I love music! Old stuff, new stuff, rock, rap, reggae, old dubs, & new riffs.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spending a week being deathly ill on the Green River in Utah's wilderness was an experience I will never forget.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach skills related to photography, digital still picture editing, bike mechanics & mountain biking, camping, and the great outdoors. I'd like to learn how to squeeze a little more epic adventure in the time I have every day. I want to learn how to wake earlier, travel farther, and run faster.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Guatemala, United States

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