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Jim Wolak

Cloverdale, OR, United States

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Overview

  • 39 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning German, Polish
  • 65, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Photographer
  • BS degree Engineering, MBA Marketing
  • From MI, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

to experience something new every day

ABOUT ME

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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
Poland
Germany
Belgium
Budapest

Interests

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

Music, Movies & Books

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
Books:
On the Road - Kerouac
Atlas of Oregon Wilderness
Waterfall Lovers Guides to Oregon & the NW
Road Trip
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
1984
Blue Highways
Music:
Rock, Country, vintage rock

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I visited Australia - and then Alaska. Those experiences opened my eyes to travel beyond North America (certainly OZ did). More importantly I am finally realizing my passion - and that's travel with photography! I want at least one new experience each day if possible!

Teach, Learn, Share

Anyone with travel experiences they can share with me. And I in turn will share mine. Learn about local culture, foods and hidden places to explore!

What I Can Share With Hosts

travel stories and photos, English teaching experience, thoughts about life.....

Countries I've Visited

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

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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