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Justin And Steffani Hemming

Sarasota, FL, United States

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Overview

  • 38 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Entrepreneurship school teacher
  • Bachelor's of Science in Elementary ...
  • From Quincy, IL, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

1st mission of traveling to every continent except Antarctica = complete 2nd mission - to travel to as many countries as my age, i.e. 28 countries for 28 years = complete 3rd mission - go to a new country every year with my fiance/soon to be wife

ABOUT ME

I absolutely love traveling. Currently, I'm doing my regular job (Kindergarten teacher) and always looking forward to the summer. Teaching is a perfect profession for travelers as you get a whole two months every summer to travel abroad and two weeks for winter break. This past summer I went to Ecuador for 6 weeks and the summer before that I went to New Zealand and Australia.

PHILOSOPHY

I love educating people about anything and being educated about anything. I try and tear down walls of indifference and apathy that I see in others as well as myself. I believe giving is better than receiving, although both are good when done with the right heart.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Surfing and hosting as much as possible!!!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have couchsurfed around the world and absolutely love it. Took a big round the world trip and stayed with some pretty incredible people along the way. Now I'm back home in Sarasota and am looking to pay it forward by offering my place for people to stay in.

Interests

teaching social justice global issues cultures different than my own

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: The Bourne Trilogy Spiderman movies Blood Diamond Books: The Bible The Irresistable Revolution by Shane Claiborne Music: Ben Harper Jack Johnson

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I took an 8 month round the world trip between 2010 and 2011 and loved it! visited 29 states (12.8%)Create your own visited map of The World or another interesting project

Teach, Learn, Share

The Massai tribal people in the heart of Kenya are the most generous people you will ever meet. Amsterdam is a really cool city, one that should be visited at least once in a lifetime. I'd love to learn how to cook authentic meals from couchsurfers' home cultures when they come to stay with me.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Ecuador, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States

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