Kenny Flannery

Astoria, NY, USA

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  • 187 References 146
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Traveler, brewer, writer, backpacking gear designer, web ...
  • Recording Arts, Entertainment Business, Road
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About Me


The world is my playground.


I started traveling the summer of 2007 and have lived on the go ever since. I have no specific home base, my backpack equates for all my possesions, in a way I am always home.

I started hitchhiking and couch surfing early on, traveling like this has proven enlightening and sustainable for several years now.


Good times.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've surfed with people all over. I've hosted people in Las Vegas where I used to get free hotel rooms on the strip. I also went up to Alaska in 2008 to participate in the collective with the site's tech team, that was awesome.


I've been blown away by everyone on couchsurfing and my success so far in finding places to stay with great people all over. So far I've been a lot of people's first surfer, it's kinda cool to see so many new people getting into it.


I like to brew beer and drink the most delicious stuff I can find.

Writing about travel is nice.

Coming up with ultralight hiking and travel gear is fun too, finding ways to to lighten one's load is often on the mind. I recently designed a backpack with an outfitting company that doubles as a tent, a conveniant weight saving design I'd been dreaming about for years:

I still toy with web development from time to time, usually sites/apps dealing with freestyle travel, like hitchhiking and hospitality.

I also like basketball, hiking, camping, more beer and wandering cities.

Music, Movies, and Books

dumb & dumber, grizzly man, on the road

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've hitchhiked well over a hundred thousand kilometers with more than five thousand different people who've picked me up in many corners of the planet, I tend to think people are generally good.

Teach, Learn, Share

I went to school for audio and had a huge passion for that, from recording music to adding sound effects to cartoons.

I can talk about hitchhiking for days, I've hitched all over the world and have tons of stories and advice.

I love sharing tips on ultralight travel and hiking, let's help each other carry less and move even more freely!

I'm sort of a homeless homebrewer, I've made beer all over the place, seen a lot of advanced and extremely basic ways of doing so. I've inspired some friends to start brewing and it's great to come back and see what they've made.

I also know a bit about programming (javascript, html, css, php). I'm reasonably tech savvy, but I'm interested in learning more about the hardware side of things.

I'm always up for learning some new things.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

Old School Badges

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    27 Vouches
  • Alaska
    Alaska Collective

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