Joe Pawlikowski

Philadelphia, PA, USA

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About Me


Going on circus tour until summer, followed by summer concerts selling food and drinks.


I lived in Philly my whole life until I moved to Florida last July. I found a job handing out free circus tickets throughout the U.S. I'm starting in Texas and making my way around the country. My last job was very stressful, now my only concern is whether or not my 2002 Honda CRV will survive the travel. Couchsurfing seems like the way to go with this job, I'll be driving around all day listening to music, standup comedy and podcasts (sounds awesome) and will be looking to hang with some cool people and possibly find a place to crash at night. I like all kinds of sports, music, art, culture, etc....I've made friends with all kinds of people and would love to meet some more in places I've never been to...I'm guessing my stories from the road will be entertaining enough


I try to live in the moment. I'll be on the road until summer then who knows, I'd like to go back to Florida, but I have options abroad and in Colorado too. I like the fact that my future is unpredictable.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I surfed around the country while I worked for the circus, now I'm settled in Philly and looking to return the favor by doing some hosting.


Basically what I said above, I have an apartment in a fun section of Philly and would like to help travelers maximize their fun while here. I've lived here most of my life and can show surfers a good time regardless of what your plans are when you get here.


Exploring random places, playing and watching sports, live music, people watching, bars, museums, art, bowling, darts, camping, hiking, shuffleboard (in the bar not at the retirement home), disc golf, anything involving a frisbee, cornhole, tailgating, trivia

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Phish, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Disco Biscuits, Led Zeppelin, Pretty Lights, The Beatles, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, String Cheese Incident, Lotus, The Roots, Ludacris, Frank Zappa, Beastie Boys, Flaming Lips, Nas, Jay Z, Katy Perry lots of different jambands, funk, electronica, bluegrass, jazz, some hip hop, some pop but most of it if I'm dancing it's sarcastically, I'll check out pretty much any band.

Books: My favorite authors are Bret Easton Ellis, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Lewis.

Movies: I like all kinds of stuff I wouldn't know where to start

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One of the craziest weekends of my life was traveling from Philly to Coventry, Vermont to see Phish play a weekend long festival. The drive to Vermont was only 8 hours but there was only one lane into the farmland the festival was being held at. The area received several inches of rain in the days leading up to the festival and the cars were getting stuck in mud. After not moving in line for a full 24 hours, we heard on the local radio that the festival could not park any more cars. Rather than turn around, we parked our car at a nearby exit and walked 17 miles into the festival, a few hours before the first set started. Absolutely exhausting and crazy and totally worth it!

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands

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