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Jason Griffing

Colchester, CT, United States

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Overview

  • 105 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Sign Language - American, Spanish
  • 116, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Retail Manager-Mohegan Sun Casino
  • Traveling and surfing.....
  • From Windsor, CT, USA
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About Me

CURRENTLY TRAVELING...BACK IN MID JUNE 2015

CURRENT MISSION

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

ABOUT ME

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!

PHILOSOPHY

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.

LAUGH!!!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

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

Surfed 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

Hosted 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

Traveled 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

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I'd been surfing awhile prior to knowing about CS for, 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!

Interests

Into photography, biking, hiking, urban exploring and anything to keep the brain and body from stagnating.

I've been to 12 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 Milan, Italy Expo 2015 then Astana Kazakhstan in 2017 and Dubai in 2020. Can't get enough of the outdoors.

Music, Movies & 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 love anything 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!

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, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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