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  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 62, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • travel writer/editor, business consultant, relationship c...
  • art school, university, post grad studies in sustainable ...
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About Me


To live fully alive and empower people to "Inhabit Your Dreams!"®


I will be visiting Rome March 15-April 13, attending a New Economy and Sustainability Forum in Malaga April 19-22 and in Paris May 8-20, back in Italy May 20-June 17. I look forward to meeting a number of wonderful, conscious fellow couchsurfers, learning from you and being a positive influence in your life. For 6 years, my home base has been San Miguel de Allende, in central Mexico. I am a business and communications coach, writer/editor/photographer, and offer tours for creatives to Cuba. Please visit my website: www.AyshaGriffin.com for more about moi.


Just passing through, ever present, with an attitude of gratitude and the goal of growing in love.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


As both a CS traveler and host, I have had nothing but exceptional experiences, and rave about couch surfing to everyone who loves to travel. For many years, I was also a traveler and host member of Servas.org (an international host/traveler organization based on the Gandhian idea that "peace is built one friendship at a time").


After hosting many guests, I finally couchsurfed in France and Spain Sept/Oct 2008. A great organization of kind, intelligent people. Please read comments below. Now, I am seeking to expand my couchsurfing experiences once again.


Human relationships and the influences that in-form us (political, social, economic, religious and idiomatic); architecture; stories; walking; discovery in all its forms, which travel certainly empowers.

  • writing
  • architecture
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • walking
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • bicycling

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Casablanca, Love Actually, Red Violin, Orlando, The Green Beautiful, Life of Pi;
Music: Latin jazz, swing jazz, 60's folk, anything recorded by Yoyo Ma, anything I can move to or sing along with.
Books: Travel genre, biographies and memoirs, satire (like PJ O'Rourke, Vonnegut, etc.), well-crafted stories with richly-developed characters.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I cooked on a 90-foot herring tender for 6 weeks in the rough waters of the Bering Sea (off Alaska) for 7 guys who were heavy meat-eaters and I had been a vegetarian since age 16. They taught me what parts were what from the freezer and how to cook them. Somehow, no one starved.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach/share: effective marketing, writing and editing, conversation and business English, creative thinking/problem solving, relationship building/communication skills, envisioning/dream boarding.

I would like to to become fluent in Spanish and learn some Italian.

What I Can Share with Hosts

organizing, coaching, encouragement, meditation, cooking, cleaning, laughter, singing, life stories... whatever makes your life better and more joyful!

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States

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