Ilana Miller

Burlington, VT, USA

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About Me


to look at each moment as it passes me by


i started traveling abroad when i was 15 by myself and got bitten by the travel bug really bad...and now i cant stop! After finishing high school i took a year off and bummed my way through Europe for 11 months on my own living on nutella, spready cheese, and rice, while stopping in 7 countries along the way and i have never been so happy. I am a recent graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Culture, Communication and Religion and want to make a career out of travel, my biggest passion! I am currently on a cross country road trip for the next month with my best friend, ending in Washington and stopping along the way to see my beautiful country.


never say never

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Getting in contact with locals wherever i am


i have met so many amazing people through couchsurfing, i dont know what i would have done without it on my past trips. I have surfed all over Germany, England, France, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland and have hosted in VT as well


traveling, cultures and languages, FOOD (anything at all but unusual cupcakes are my favorite), snowboarding, surfing, fashion, MUSIC (from folk, to classic rock, to minimal electro), clubbing, writing, walks in the city

Music, Movies, and Books

music: bonobo, mos def, fleet foxes, thievery corporation, santigold, the budos band, lykke li, royksopp, red hot chili peppers, common, paul kalkbrenner, cut chemist, rjd2,jurassic 5, the strokes, el guincho
movies: the fall, the reader, edward scissorhands, undercover brother, Amelie Poulain, angel-a, eternal sunshine, the boondock saints, the fountain, crash, the skin i live in
books: 1984, Orlando, when the emperor was divine, the picture of dorian gray, the inferno, the great gatsby, the good earth, the interesting narrative

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

driving all night through Switzerland and waking up to the mountains of Austria
going to the christmas market in Budapest and drinking spiced wine with people from all over the world
walking along the North Sea in Germany in winter
swimming in the Mediterranean in Greece and eating fresh figs from the trees
learning to breakdance and performing as the only girl on my schools team
getting a tattoo in Switzerland

Teach, Learn, Share

I can tell you about America, teach some French and a bit of German,how to skateboard, windsurf and snowboard, how to make the BEST grilled cheese sandwich, how to discover wonderful things in a new place, how to do a cartwheel and a handstand, and how to BREAKDANCE (going on 2 years now :)

i want to learn whatever language you speak and try your favorite dish to cook/eat. I want to learn how to properly drive a motor bike and how to navigate around your fact i just want to learn whatever you want to teach me!

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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