Jim Wolak

Cloverdale, OR, United States

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  • Photographer
  • BS degree Engineering, MBA Marketing
  • From MI, USA
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About Me


To experience something new every day....


I am a Polish-American photographer with a lifetime of domestic travel. With my new career I have the freedom to see the world, one country at a time. A new adventure in life, a lifelong dream to be a vagabond for a spell. It's an eerie sense of total freedom when my only living relative is a brother on the other side of the country. Possibly move somewhere else? Doesn't matter: HOME is where I am.

I'm also happy to help you with Oregon travel suggestions.


I'm very easy-going, laid back and am most comfortable with others who feel the same way. After being a Type-B person in a Type-A world, I choose now to explore; that's what I've always enjoyed anyhow.
Learning about places and lives from CS'ers is very rewarding.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am both guest and a host. I've enjoyed all of those times and have met some great people. I love the stories people tell and I have my own to share, suggestions of things to do..

I have a couch available as long as I'm not traveling. Camping out back in the summer. I can help you with travel ideas for the Pacific Northwest.


Canada (BC and Yukon)
Canada (Alberta)
Bend, OR
Australia - Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne,
the Great Ocean Road, Adelaide, Perth, Freo, Brisbane,
Byron Bay,
New Zealand: Aukland, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Wellington, Milford Sound
The Netherlands


Photography, travel, hiking, camping, working out, reading, music, massage, good conversation.

Music, Movies, and Books

Irrational Man
Rising '44
Books on waterfalls, covered bridges, places to see and photograph.
Vagabonding - Rolf Potts
The Art of Travel - DVD
Edge of Darkness
1968- Tom Brokaw
Thelma & Louise
Postcards from the Edge
Leaving Las Vegas
Bandits - Bruce Willis
War of the Roses
Cannery Row
On the Road - Kerouac
Atlas of Oregon Wilderness
Waterfall Lovers Guides to Oregon & the NW
Road Trip
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Blue Highways
Rock, Country, vintage rock

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I backpacked for 3 months in Australia. Trekked from Brisbane around to Melbourne, Perth for a concert, stayed on couches at apartments and farms and met a lot of awesome people.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love good conversation, and as a Mensan am open to a good debate about anything. I teach English in Poland during the summer when I can, I'm a Toastmaster and like to coach new members.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My photography, travel experiences, and find out where their travels have taken them.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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