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  • 52, Male
  • Member since 2012
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  • I have a BA in Psychology and also studied Film Productio...
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About Me

In 2001, I traveled the country and hitchhiked across, largely visiting intentional communities. In 2011, I challenged myself to live for a year without the use of money. In 2021 I motorcycled through 18 states, and in 2022, I rode from Florida to Washington DC to California and back performing a show based on the writings of Will Rogers (look him up or check out my website, and created a documentary about my journey and his legacy that's being released as a web series on YouTube called "The Road To Will".

Last year, I rode through 22 states and 2 Canadian provinces, challenging myself to write a new song in every city I stayed in, culminating in 25 new songs (before I sprained my ankle in Kentucky and decided to focus on healing for awhile). I've now written 65 original songs and am releasing a new song every week as Steve McAlphabet wherever you find music.

This year, I'll be riding from Sarasota to Seattle (and probably up to Vancouver) in an attempt to ride through the last 8 contiguous states I need to accomplish my goal of motorcycling music through all 48 of them. I have a portable PA and a guitar strapped to the motorcycle, and I'm ready to play music wherever people may want to hear it. I also do custom "pay-what-you-want" poetry on my 1959 typewriter, which fits perfectly into my saddlebag.

Whether you'd like to host me along the way or know of a place I can perform (including living rooms), I'd love to connect with you and hear your stories.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


When I'm in Sarasota, I host when I can, when I travel, I make a good guest and try to leave any place I visit better than when I arrived.


I took a year and a half to travel the country about twenty years ago. I wrote a book about the experience called "The Rucksack Letters." I don't think was in existence back then, but I met a lot of incredibly kind people along the way, and I'm glad to see them coming together in one place.

Since then , I've stayed with many different people and had amazing experiences with wonderful tour guides. I've also hosted a few and met some great folks.


Writing, filmmaking, kayaking, canoeing, nature, motorcycling, sustainability, music,, stand up comedy, Ranked Choice Voting

  • writing
  • books
  • film making
  • diy
  • festivals
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • kayaking
  • communications
  • sustainability

Music, Movies, and Books

I'm a Florida boy with an acoustic guitar so everything comes out a little country, but I've been told my stuff is more in the genre of Americana. However, I like all sorts of music.

I went to film school so I'm a bit of a movie junkie.

My favorite fictional authors are Tom Robbins, Christopher Moore, and Carl Hiassen. For non-fiction, I've enjoyed Yuval Noah Harari, Charles Eisenstein, and Brene Brown... among others.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Motorcycled across the US... but there are more.

Teach, Learn, Share

I started this idea of traveling a couple of years ago to share my show, "Steve McAlphabet Explains ABC Squared Economics" (which is also a book). The main idea is that just as nature has her elements of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire, and humans are comprised of Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit, so do we participate in society through our Artistry, Business, Citizenry, and Community. ABC Squared Economics is how we realize our energy and more consciously channel the flow.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I would love to play you some songs, share some poetry, cook some food, tell some stories, and listen to yours.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Mexico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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