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  • 43 references 31 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance Writer/Editer, Yoga Teacher, Farmer
  • Culinary, English, Yoga, Living
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About Me


see the beauty this world offers


Hello. I am Joe and I am free. I love it. I am self-employed enough to survive and I have no restraints. I am a freelance writer, yoga teacher and farmer traveling the world as much as I can. I enjoy yoga, writing, disc golf, paintball, reading (especially comics), sleeping, and a relaxing conversation. And of course traveling. Check out my travels at Peace.


Be nice. Be happy. Be positive. And good things will come.

I feel experiencing life is essential to understanding it. I travel to learn other cultures, discover new places, gather more knowledge, and make new friends.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surf, I host and seek/offer advice.


I love it. Very welcoming and it is a great way to learn about different cultures, places, and people.


cooking, comics, yoga, disc golf, history, kickboxing, reading, writing, music, movies, exploring, relaxing, laughing

  • arts
  • writing
  • books
  • beauty
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • walking
  • paintball
  • comics
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • paintballing
  • skydiving
  • skiing
  • boxing
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • freelancing
  • history
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

some favorites of mine:
books- crime think inc.; thought viruses; god is not great; the best democracy money can buy; the lovely bones; health, healing, and beyond
music-opeth, mastodon, animals as leaders, static-x, bulb, in flames, dream theater, meshuggah, periphery
movies-dark knight, mallrats, clerks, hellboy, bowling for columbine, collateral, spun, anchorman, the other guys, kick ass, rescue dawn, this film is not let rated

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

stand upon devils tower(not the top) and gaze over the whole scenery..... amazing
sleeping in the jungle.... oh yea I did and it was interesting
skydiving from 12,000 feet, Ill do it again
bungy jumping- wow is all I have to say
visiting the petrified forest- really cool
walking through the collosseum in rome
driving a smart car in sicily and attempting to sleep in it with another person (yes, it was a dumbass idea haha)
driving to Alaska and back from Chicago
Milford Sound, the Panama Canal, Jasper and Banff National Parks
scuba diving the Galapagos Islands and Southern Myanmar

Teach, Learn, Share

i know how to write, edit, cook, farm, bartend, paint, box, make people laugh and answer most comic book related questions, haha.
i hope that someone can teach me a martial art, skiing, a new language, or anything new and exciting

What I Can Share with Hosts

I am a certified yoga instructor, so lets do a class. I can help in the garden. Any writing/editing work, I can help.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Laos, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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