Jason Griffing

Colchester, CT, United States

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  • Retail Manager-Mohegan Sun Casino
  • Traveling and surfing.....
  • From Windsor, CT, USA
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About Me


We only have one life...I want to leave this one exhausted!


Just a guy with wanderlust, usually waiting to the last minute to plan! The word 'curiousity' really describes me...I love to learn about anything...especially people, cultures and the exchanges involved. I'm really laid back, independent but I live on the extremes...just as happy spending a day by myself or with a bunch of friends...... or strangers.... or strange friends! Love life and this amazing planet.....hiking, biking, walking, deep conversations, hit a museum, rollercoasters or just party..... I'll try just about anything.... at least once!


Always open doors to see what's behind them....curiosity may kill the cat but at least he'll die happy!

Don't be a tourist!

Please shoot me if I ever take a guided tour on a bus!

We don't have to agree with each other we just have to respect each other.


Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Surf..Host...CS Meetups..whatever!

Jorge in Zaragoza Sep 2008
Ron and Kitty in Amsterdam April 2009
Bart in Brussels May 2009
Bart D in Brugges May 2009
Jean-Marie in Beijing Sep 2010
Irving in Shanghai Sep 2010
JQ and Julien in Shanghai Sep 2010
Daniel and Nicola in Montreal June 2011
Julien in Shanghai May 2012
Adam in Seoul May 2012
Calvin in Namwon S Korea May 2012
Sonia in Suncheon S Korea May 2012
Julien in Shanghai in June 2012
Kevin and Liz Maine USA Aug 2012
David in Nova Scotia Canada Aug 2012
Carla in Nova Scotia Aug 2012
Franck in Nova Scotia Aug 2012
Steve in Moncton New Brunswick Canada Aug 2012
Rob in Vancouver BC Aug 2014
Renate & Angelina in Seattle WA Aug 2014
Devidas in Portland OR Aug 2014
Thomas & Candy in Bend OR Aug 2014
Merve in Istanbul Turkey May 2015
Nico Z. in Monza Italy May 2015
Pietro in Milan Italy June 2015
Giacomo in Milan Italy June 2015
Andrea in Lecco Italy June 2015
Nico F in Legnano Italy June 2015
Guilio in Milan Italy June 2015

Ron and Kitty from Amsterdam April 2008
Tim from CT June 2011
Laila from CT June 2011
Dann from Philippines Dec 2011
Jok from China Feb 2012
Allen from LA Apr 2012
Tim from CT July 2012
Eric from CT April 2013
Suzanne & Emma from New Zealand March 2014
Jay from Illinois June 2015
Margaret from Florida August 2015

Ben in Shanghai May 2012
Taeson in Seoul May 2012
Ai in S Korea May 2012
Nate in S Korea June 2012
Jeong Ah in S Korea June 2012
Jin in Suzhou China June 2012
Dann from Philippines July 2012
Travis from NY July 2012
Loraina from Brazil July 2012
Anya from Ukraine July 2012
Celia from China July 2012
Sarah from Germany Aug 2014
Glenn from Seattle WA Aug 2014
Bastien from France Aug 2014
Elizabeth from Chicago Aug 2014
Matt and Cady from USA Aug 2014
Cameron from Tucson AZ Aug 2014
Matt and Isa from Australia and Germany March 2015
Giorgio in Milan June 2015
Jean-Marie in Milan Italy June 2015
Ramon from Seville Aug/Sept 2015


I'd been surfing awhile prior to knowing about CS, stayed with some great people....now friends in Australia, New Zealand, Vancouver, Spain, Portugal and Germany.

One of the best things that has come along in my life...met so many cool people of the world and locally at meetups...if only everyone in the world could have the outlook that all CSer's do ...it would be a much better planet.

Bring it on!


Into photography, biking, hiking, urban exploring and anything to keep the brain and body from stagnating. Can't get enough of the outdoors.

I've been to 13 World's Fairs and plan on keeping it up! I actually use it as a way to plan my travels and go somewhere new each time where something interesting will be happening as well as a way to explore a new destination. Next up Astana Kazakhstan in 2017 and Dubai in 2020.

Music, Movies, and Books

Almost anything for movies, books and music......some movies that rock are 'Gattaca', 'Koyaanisqatsi', 'Baraka', 'Lord of the Rings', 'Legend', 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles', 'Tatie Danielle', 'Amelie'. New favorite band... Postmodern Jukebox, some other groups that rock: anything Paul Schwartz does for music....... into Chill/Lounge stuff, Jamiroquai, Guster, Massive Attack, Phoenix, Eddi Reader, The Xx.........but I listen to everything from World Music to Lady Gaga to Triphop to Classical...it's more about mood I'm in than more than style or the artist.

Favorite book right now STIFF by Mary Roach. Favorite Authors David Sedaris, Stephen King

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Inari Shrine in Kyoto
Meteor Crater in Arizona
One of my favorite amazing experiences was lying on the ground in the middle of the Sonoran Desert just looking up for about an hour. Absolutely no wind, no sounds.. just my heartbeat, the blue sky, the sun and the cactus in my view.

I know that's three but who's counting...

Teach, Learn, Share

Money is not the key to happiness - I know you've heard that before. It's the quality of life and the people you keep in your life that make you a success and will really give you inner peace.

Take chances!

What I Can Share with Hosts

hmmmmm....well you will definitely have a tour guide when you stay with me. I really dig showing surfers around my area of Connecticut and even further if time allows. Whether it is the close by cities, hiking some cool areas or going out for some awesome food/drinks. Mi casa es su casa....love to share some meals at home as well.

If you need some time to chill while on an extended trip you have found the right couch... but there is definitely some fun to be had as well!

If you are a traveler this show on Netflix is a MUST: Departures
.....if you love traveling to exotic places you will drool over this show...give it a chance as the first episode is the pilot and the others are much better. I'd almost say watch it from episode two and go back to the first one at some point.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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