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  • 11 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Russian, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Entrepreneur
  • Flordia State University
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About Me


Make friends around the world!!


Full name James Joseph Laurie III, referred to as Jimmy.

Born in Southwest Florida...raised by cities and people around the world. I have found nothing in life that satisfies me more than meeting and developing relationships with people traveling both around the country and the world. I have traveled to 15 countries on three different continents solo.

When I'm not traveling the world enjoying life and making relationships I am a huge fan of science and technology. Whereas many may prefer to fall asleep to the carnage of Game of Thrones, I personally find it more soothing to the voice of Neil Degrasse Tyson narrating Cosmos as I wind into the sleep cycle.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've participated both as a surfer and a host. I surfed in Moscow, Russia, New York City. I've hosted several people from many different places including, but not limited to Russia, Germany, Egypt, and Australia. In the summer of 2014 I bought a plane ticket into Dublin, Ireland and departure from Istanbul, Turkey with 35 days in between. On this trip I visited the following countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. I used couch surfing as well as hostels throughout the trip.


I traveled to Russia in June 2011 where I stayed with a few couchsurfers, attended weekly meetings, and met countless people through the site. Couchsurfing made my trip everything that it was. I had the opportunity to live like the Russians for a month and felt I received insight that would have been impossible without the great people I met through the site.

I also had an opportunity to surf in New York City while living in Philadelphia. This experience was unique for the fact that my host brought me to a fashion show because he was a blogger.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I sporadically moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a summer to get the experience of living in a city. Started from sleeping in a car to working at a beautiful restaurant on historic Rittenhouse Square in center city. I met so many amazing people and even got to visit New York City for the first time. Loved every bit of the trip and wouldn't trade it for anything!

Traveled to Moscow, Russia solo using this site alone.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Macedonia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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