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Jonathan Kinnear

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Overview

  • 70 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • P&C Damage Insurance Broker.
  • A DEC in Tourism and a AEC in damage...
  • From Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Life is a journey not a destination. I live in a 2 bedroom flat in Pointe St Charles. Walking distance from Charlevoix subway station on the subway and 2 stops away from downtown on the Green line. If your going to send me a request, be sure to read completely the Home and About sections.

ABOUT ME

Always looking for a good time and meeting new and cool people. I love travelling. Have been to over 20 countries myself. In each country that I have travelled to I have been blessed to meet people that are excellent ambassadors of their country and I want to offer the same courtesy and hospitality to people visiting Canada and Quebec

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PHILOSOPHY

Life is all about sharing. Simple rule of thumb for me is for my guests to have a pretty awesome time. I love hanging out with my surfers and showing them around. When I couchsurf I try to be the best guest I can possibly be. I want to lead by example.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host events, I attend events, I couchsurf and I host.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

From my personal travels I have caught up with people on holidays from the site and at home we have hosted people here from Austria, Germany, the Baltic countries, New Zealand, other parts of Canada, Australia, USA, Mexico, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa and the UK. Both through Couchsurfing and also from other organizations we are apart of. I also like organizing day trips. I have hundreds of ideas.

I have been hosted by Nadia Andrus in Toronto I have been hosted by Anne Sophie Quentier in Quebec City I have been hosted by Simo-Sabounji in Montreal I have been hosted by David Carpenter in Ottawa I have been hosted by Derek Shultz in Fort Myers I have been hosted by Everett, Hollie and Sahara in Cambridge Mass. Katie and Anton from Halifax Nova Scotia Maya Vrba from St.John's Newfoundland Alia Norman from Torbay Newfoundland Darren Browne from St.John's Newfoundland Emily & Jacob Cass NYC. Tricia in Philadelphia PA Kate and Bob Sweet in Washington DC Elise and Dave Blasingame in Atlanta GA

All of those people I just mentioned are some of the most awesome, kind hearted people I have ever met.

Interests

Life is short and I like to make the most of it. Even though I am in my early 30's I love the following activities. Go Karting, Paintballing, Jumping in 6 degree rivers like a crazy person, Jumping out of airplanes above the clouds, hiking, cycling, going out to swim in the cascades, waterpark's, whitewater rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, snow rafting and tubing, ziplining, acro-nature, snow shoeing, indoor and outdoor surfing (on a board), canyoning, skiing champagne powder, amusement parks, golf driving range, par 3 courses and mini golf, ATV'ing, festivals, swimming, road trips, party's, going to the cinema (depends what's playing), guiding tours, helping people move house and other things make's me feel good. Yahtzee, outdoor spa's, I could go on all day. I can come up with things to do even in the darkest and most depressing times of the year.

Music, Movies & Books

I love most kinds of music. I love Blues, I love the old stuff like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Blyther Smith etc... The song too tired by Albert Collins is a great example. I love some urban music. I love Jamaican and Afrikaan type Reggae like good old Bob Marley the legend (RIP) and now his son Ziggy. and dancehall like Peter Miles and Sean Paul. I love British style House music such as John Digweed. I love most classic rock music like the stones (especially the song gimme shelter) and ACDC. I don't like heavy metal. Not true. :P I love Motley Crue and have seen them in Montreal. Especailly the song kickstart my heart. It's actually my favorite driving song. I just don't like the Panthera type music or other types of music that makes you want to break things. I don't watch much tv or movies but when I do watch movies. I love one's that will give me a good laugh such as The dictator, Ted or Grown up's. I love personal development books. I like Randy Gage, John C Maxwell, Darren Hardy, Andy Andrews and so on.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

It's hard to say just one thing. But I'll keep it short. I drove across Canada more than once. I hitch hiked from Halifax to St.John's, except for that water part of course. :) I witnessed Machu Picchu which was amazing, I've been from Montreal to Honduras without the use of even one flight, I visited an orphanage in Uganda which I support on a small monthly contribution, I jumped off a perfectly good airplane at 14,500 feet in Australia, I have been Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, Took a safari in Churchill to see polar bears and in Africa to see a whole bunch of cool animals. Hiked around the Highland Forests of Uganda surrounded by Gorilla's and Chimps, It was absolutely surreal. I ski'd on top of a Glacier in Whistler, I Bobsledded down the Olympic track in Whistler used by Olympians 2010 and the coach of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team was the driver, no not John Candy. I've also seen some of the coolest scenery in the land of my ancestors which is Ireland & Scotland. Best of all, I found out about this site.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach, I can teach people about the local Montreal scene that you will not find in your lonely planet guidebook. This city is one of those places that has many spots that are awesome but not really well known. If you want to surf with me use the word wonderful in a sentance. I can also teach cooking on a budget skills. My 1st language is English but since half my family is French, I am fluent. I can teach you words if you want, good one's and bad one's. :)

I can also give you some tips (i'm still learning myself) of what to watch out for when it comes to insurance. Mostly home and auto.

I love to learn new things. So if you have anything you think you can teach me i'm very open to learn about it.

As for sharing. Let me know when your in the area and I'll be happy to share not only our place but good times. There's nothing better in travelling than getting to meet locals and see how they live. I have created many event's that are unique to Montreal and they are a lot of fun, especially St. Patricks 2014. I am also the host of the Montreal English conversation group. I have also organized out of town trips for couchsurfers in the Laurentians, Ottawa, Quebec, Gaspesie, New England.

****COMING WINTER 2015**** ski trips, NYC at New Years and Boston at St Patrick, also a trip to Quebec City where we will visit the Ice Hotel and go karting on ice.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada

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