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  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 49, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • I was a brand professional and designer, specializing on ...
  • BA - fine arts
  • From Los Angeles, Calilfornia
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About Me


to travel with my son, experience humanity all over the world, authentically connect with people.


We are a Mom and Son originally from California who currently live in Ecuador!

We have a blog chronicling our travels, life on the road. Please feel free to take a look at:

From 2009:
My 10 year old son and I are about to embark on a change of life, redefining just what the meaning of living is all about, inspired to travel, have adventure, meet new friends, experience new cultures.

The inspiration is simple; the thought occurred:
Let's live a simpler life. Let's work less and play more. Let's have more hours of enjoyment and less hours of work.

Let's reconnect with what really matters.

Let's live closer in sync with nature. Let's hike up a volcano, get lost in the jungle, and witness holler monkeys play. Let's experience new cultures, learn a new language, and plant something with our hands.

If you are interested in what I do for a living, see my work web site:


It's all about this moment of "now"

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


It's all about giving, experiencing, being open. We've hosted people from around the world and couchsurfed just as often.

We have wealth of experiences ranging from professional to personal. However we can give back, is our honor. My son Miro, will charm you and teach you some tricks of strategy for any game, video or role playing.


We've only had wonderful couch surfing /couch hosting experiences. We are very grateful for the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, connect on such a deep level and host and be hosted with equal enthusiasm. The couch surfing community is what's right with humanity and I'm proud to be raising my son among such wonderful citizens! Thank you!!!!


many, many, many! Joy, peace, spirituality, technology, brands, advertising, green - eco-conscious issues, organic foods, cooking, wine, turtles, fashion, performance art, fine art, dance, quantum physiscs and pokemon!!

  • arts
  • performing arts
  • fashion
  • dancing
  • education
  • cooking
  • wine
  • organic food
  • technology
  • traveling
  • blogging
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

So many.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life. Travel. Love. My son. Learning naturally from the world. Whoa, what an education!

Teach, Learn, Share


Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Guatemala, Peru, United States

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