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Jake Graham

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

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Overview

  • 20 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Carpenter by trade, traveller by nat...
  • Too smart to be in construction!!!
  • From Wyee, NSW, Australia
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Just finishing a 7 month backpackers trip from Canada to Central America, ow to set up camp in Canada for another snow season!

ABOUT ME

Been on the road for a little over a year now, lived/partied/snowboarded in Banff for 6 months, travelled British Columbia for a month in good old Betsy our campervan, then onto the West Coast of US for 3 months where i cottoned on the Couchsurfing and have loved it ever since, after spending a month seeing every slice of California with a side trip to Vegas and Grnad Canyon flew down to Mexico to meet some mates and have spent 5 months gettin from there to here, in Utila where i am finishing up with my trekking boots and heading back to Canada for another cold snowy season of fun! Was supposed to do all of Central in 3 months but got stuck in too many good places along the way!

Im an Aussie bloke travelling the world and thought this would be a cool way to meet up with people who wanna check out wherever it is i am and have a good time, show me the sights, show me the scenery, and make sure i dont miss out on anything, kinda keen for some insiders knowledge...

Trekked around Canada, United States, Mexico and Central America, now im off back to Canada for another snowboarding season before i hit Europe next summer...

PHILOSOPHY

After leaving school and working our dicks off for years we come to realise that life is too short to focus too much on creating a better future for yourself through money and possessions!

Create a better future through experience and knowledge and friendships!!!

Wonder what is out there and seize it, take a little bit form everywhere you go, it makes you a better person!!!

And im not saying im giving up work, give me 2-5 yrs and i'll be back home saving for the house, its a done deal, but man there will always be a yearly trip planned somewhere!!!!!!!

And we are people with a positive outlook on life and the situations we come across, whether they be bad or good, there is always something good coming out of an experience whatever it may be...

And they aren't always easy to find but if u always focus on the good while still understanding the bad, every experince has a positive outcome.... Just dont hide away from the negative, deal with it, but dont let it consume you, instead consume yourself with laughter!!

Laugh when you kick your toe, dont swear at something you cant even see haha i bet u start agreeing with me!!!!!!!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

So far I have surfed a fair few places with Mickos in US and with Mickos and Sam in Mexico and loved everyone of them! We have always had a great time and i think our host have enjoyed our company and what we bring to the table aswell!! Will be keen to get home and start hosting too, gonna get a mad setup once im back in Australia, it will be the king couch surfers hut!! haha

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Loving it! Met so many cool people on our level, best thing ive ever joined up with!!!! Something i will keep doing for a long time!

Interests

...love a good mountain bike ride through the forest or kayaking down a river, chucking a line out hoping to get a bite

....hanging by the side of a lake with a fire pumping and playing some tunes on the acoustic guitar or reading a book or maybe getting a game of cards cranking

...burying myself in some hot sand baking in the sun, then surfing some waves or kicking a footy around

...having a beer around a pool table and chucking some darts or sitting down to an intense battle of poker, before the alcohol kicks in and im busting out one of my 3 moves on the dancefloor, thinking im killing it haha

...getting creative in the kitchen chucking this or that in the saucepan or just having a mad sleep-in watching a movie

Just want to always be wearing a smile on my face, life is too short not too!!!!!

Music, Movies & Books

Not a big critic on music, like a lotta shit! Anything from stuff like Bullet For My Valentine, Alexisonfire and Avenged Sevenfold to Green Day, Frenzal Rhomb and Rise Against to Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World and Pearl Jam, to Rihanna, Kesha and Katy Perry... Any music that is good gets a tick from me whatever style...

Micko is very similiar...

Though he doesnt read, i am into fantasy novels, well i used to be, trying to get back into them, but i may have outgrown them or maybe just read too similiar a story too many times???

Biographies are the go, anthony keedis was a goer, jimi hendrix a good read and led zepplin also a good one!

Movies well i'll say Braveheart! is an ultimate fav! Anchorman! a bloody beauty too! Avatar! was quite the enjoyable movie.... there are a lot!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Been snowboarding in Banff for 6 months, went bungee jumping in Vancouver Island, head first into the water in Nanaimo, also in Queenstown bungee jumped the Nevis, 134m high, heliboarded Clark glacier in NZ, Booted around on some ATVs in the sand dunes around Florence OR, jetski'd and parasurfed on Lake Tahoe, CA, broke down in Death Valley haha partied it up in Vegas, surfed my way down the Mexican West Coast, met some amazing people in Puerto Escondido, climbed too many volcanos in Central America and lost myself in Lake Atitlan, got stuck in Utila Honduras and scuba dived for 10 weeks there, earning my divemaster, backflipped off a 7m high bridge, everyday has been amazing since i left home 14 months ago!!

Teach, Learn, Share

If you mix flour, sugar,a little bit of salt and then some butter and water plus a heap of smarties or chocolate bites in a batch, roll it into a thin sausage, then wrap it around a stick, snake style and slowly cook it over a fire, you will create an easy fun tasty dessert snack for yourself!!!!!!! haha

Countries I've Visited

Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, Honduras, Mexico, United States

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