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I want to experience new people and places as much as possible. When you sit together at a table and break bread in their home or yours, you learn a lot about someone and every time you visit a new place and meet new people, it changes a part of you permanently.
I am a happy single parent of a wonderful 17 year old son. We like to do new things and especially like to travel. I think I would couch surf if I made a million dollars a year because getting to know like-minded people is priceless.
I do not host anyone who is not a verified member (the green check) or has no references since I have a child in the home. Sorry!
We live about 15 minutes from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about 7 hours south of New York City and 4 hours south of Washington, DC. We are a really easy-going family who love to laugh! We live in a nice residential section of Virginia Beach in Hampton Roads/Tidewater area. This area has a lot to offer with big cities, mountains 3 1/2 hours away, beaches and everything in-between within hours.
I live my life with the basic tennant that most people are good at heart. We all want/need the same things and are more alike than different, no matter where you are from. I love the premise of couchsurfing that you create a better world, one couch at a time. People who love to travel are usually very friendly, nice, intelligent people who are tolerant of others. I think because they are not afraid to go out of their comfort zone. We are all definately connected.
I love to have fun! I am a nice normal person just wanting to see new places and meet interesting people. Can you ever have too many friends in this life?
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have hosted many people and have had great experiences. I'm especially interested in home/apartment swapping.
COUCH SURFING EXPERIENCE
My hosting experiences have been wonderful, lovely, awesome, every overused adjective you can think of!!! I have spoken to many others online for travel tips, which is just one more of the many, many reasons to join couch surfing.
Obviously, I love to travel. I love to read, see movies, listen to live music, hang out with friends, be outside, go to the beach, and play tennis, My young son is a singer and plays guitar, so if you play bring your guitar. I will try anything fun, interesting, and moral once.The field of disabilities is my passion, especially issues regarding persons with an intellectual disability and aging.
Music, Movies, and Books
I love independent films and documentaries. I love Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen King,any book that is character driven but am open to a lot of different books. I like all of John Krachaer's books, especially Into the Wild and Into Thin Air.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The most amazing things I've done have mostly been while traveling...hanging with cowboys under a Colorado night sky around a campfire, helping a friend run a 100 mile marathon, riding a bull (for two seconds), snorkeling in great places, completing the Landmark Forum and of course, having and raising my son.
Teach, Learn, Share
There is always something to learn from every person you meet! If you get lucky, you teach them something too. I especially love sharing ideas and cultures with people from other countries. I love to show someone how to make a meal that they don't know how to make and I love learning how to make a meal from you. I also love helping people from other countries with their travel needs. If you need it and I have it to give, it's yours. I helped someone from Ireland learn how to drive on the "wrong" side of the road before he had to go pick up his rental car.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can share with hosts whatever it is you might need and I have....whether it be time, good conversation, things, a meal, an English lesson, or knowledge about where I live.
Countries I’ve Visited
Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Ireland, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In