Ian O'Sullivan

New York, New York, United States

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  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Sales Enablement for Growth Markets, Bloomberg
  • CalPolyTech, San Luis Obispo & University of Granada, Spain
  • From San Diego
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About Me




Grew up in California in love with the beach. Had lots of childhood adventures traveling with my parents as a young boy. Had bigger adventures as a teenager traveling solo. Landed jobs at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition. Lived in Spain for a year as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Interpreting at the University of Gananda. Dropped out of my classes and dated a Spanish girl which improved my language skills quickly. Been living in New York for the past 12 years. When I am not working at Bloomberg LP I am training for triathlon or planning my next trip to take me as far away from New York as possible - preferably somewhere warm really great food, fun people, and some waves. When I can't travel myself I like to host interesting people from around the world in my guest room. Might that be you?


Live and let live. (Unless, of course, you threaten someone I care about - then its a different story...)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Im a busy New Yorker who works at a full time corporate job (8am-6pm) while also training for a Ironman triathlon before and after work. BUT...if you are super interesting, somewhat charming and highly passionate about making a positive impact on the world then you might just persuade me let you crash in my guest room for FREE- its a lovely set up that's located just 10 mins from Time Square. Check the pictures.


Im totally new to couch surfing.org But I have, in fact, surfed on many couches in my day. Long before the this website site or even this whole Interweb thing ever existed! I guess I'm just an old school adventure traveler looking to keep up with modern times....


Traveling the world. Meeting interesting people. All things food - cooking, eating, sharing, shopping, whatever. I like to make art (large format photography). I like to buy art (mostly sculptures and paintings). I like to exercise and stay fit. I practice yoga. I race triathlons. I'm getting back into surfing. I eat a Paleo diet. I love real dance clubs with real dance music. I'm fluent in Castilian Spanish. I know a bit of Portuguese. I adore children. My favorite foods include: Organic dark chocolate. French champagne. Anything with butter on it.

Music, Movies, and Books

I dont have time for much of this :(

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I shot bootleg Dream team pictures of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird at their 1992 Gold Medal interview in Barcelona. I was 18 years old and working for NBC. But the best part is this: I had hitchhiked my way Barcelona from Southern Spain after running out of money three weeks into my trip...but thats another story altogether.

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