Joshua Varon's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Maybe Accepting Guests

  • 14% response rate
  • Last login 3 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Joshua’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 44 References 23 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hebrew (modern), Portuguese, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Commercial Real Estate Marketing
  • Plenty of school and plenty of life
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Meet new people, learn new things, eat some great sandwiches and live life!

Check out some fun things to do here. Hope to update more soon.


Currently I live in the Bronx with my wife Danielle and our cats Cindy and Ella. I love to travel, the outdoors, meeting great people, exploring new cultures and having people over for a meal or a drink. When I travel, I try to plan most of my trips around water related activities including Scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and hopefully soon sailing.

These days I try to look at the positive and what I can learn from what often seems monotonous. Simultaneously I try pursue my interests without being bashful.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I have been part of the CS-er World for a little while now. While I am no longer as active as I once was, I have hosted, Surfed and traveled with many CS-ers and continue to do so on a semi-frequent basis. I have also hosted many events though not many these days.

I have been to events with 300 people and others with 5. Most of my experiences have been great and the people nothing short of wonderful. One of those people was so wonderful I married her :)

I have made friends that I hope to have for a long time and also had just a few hours with others who have deeply touched me. I have hosted events quite a few times and have been blown away by the overwhelming attendance. I encourage everyone to open your doors to new people, ideas and experiences. If you can organize an event give it a shot. If you can host, it is a wonderful thing and if you are just looking for an excuse to travel, get out there!!


Conversing with friends old and new alike.
Reading, learning and sharing.
Mycology/mushroom hunting/foraging in general.
Anything related to the water.
Should I even mention travel?

  • cooking
  • bbq
  • reading
  • outdoor activities
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • scuba diving
  • sailing

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Not such a high priority on my list

Music - Just a few off of my Pandora list (for those of you who don't know, is a great way to find music similar to your tastes with multiple stations that you can customize) Steely Dan, RHCP, Miles Davis, Rachmininoff, Fleetwood Mac, Blood Sweat and Tears, Biggie, Cake, Carribean jazz, Gorillaz, The GratefulDead, Herb Alpert, Little People, Ne-Yo, The New Deal, Radiohead.

Books that wound up in my hands recently - Notes of a Dirty Old Man, Siddartha, The Fountainhead, Life of Pi, Invisible Monsters, Boys From Brazil, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Moneyball, Killing Pablo, Kitchen Confidential

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Jumping off a bridge in Istanbul with a bunch of young children

Hosting a holiday meal on a dock, in a foreign country with people representing 20 plus nationalities.

Standing in Death Valley and experiencing the deafening quiet

Laying in a hammock and reading a book in the shade

Teach, Learn, Share

I have a wealth of tips regarding traveling on a budget.
I have an great talent for organization.
I can teach many card games.

***If you are interested in hosting a person or an event and have questions, hesitations or just want to discuss please message me.***

I am always looking to learn something new. My closest friends are the people who are always teaching me something.

Things I would like to learn right now include:
A new recipe
Mushroom ID
Real Estate Tips

The word ineffable is not exactly what you would think it means...

What I Can Share with Hosts

Guess this is a new section.
Good Conversation
Food, Drinks, Laughter
A story

Countries I’ve Visited

Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Turkey, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Israel, United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    6 Vouches
  • Pioneer 9e5c6d07410be6ad972e78858727f5a200c4ebab1f9bb897eb4d7cbee90959a8
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see Joshua’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups