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  • 10 references 6 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Former Software Engineer at Tinder
  • University of Southern California
  • From Seattle, WA, USA
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About Me

Bunch of crap content I generate:
Twitter @justavagrant_
Shitty writing

July: Lisbon!

May/June: in Central Asia!

March 2022: month in Puerto Escondido Mexico!

November 2021: I’m traveling solo in Chile! Hitchhiking south for 2 months, hoping to make it to Puerto Natales or Ushuaia!

August 2021 I'm in Turkey!

I quit my job in October 2019 (she quit a few months later) to travel the world, but didn't really get to do that due to COVID.

- Spent the first few months in Taiwan spending time with extended family
- Went to Egypt and Kenya for about a month early 2020, planning to spend most of the year in Africa
- Bailed to Taiwan as COVID travel restrictions came down everywhere, which was a huge blessing because Taiwan did a great job containing the virus - no lockdowns while we were there. Stayed in Taiwan almost a year, doing lots of cool stuff, until January 2021
- Returned to the US to do a coliving experiment with a bunch of friends. Got 12-15 friends to live together in houses 1 month at a time across the US. Spent a month in Colorado, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Florida over 5 months.
- Bought a cheap ambulance van, ripped it out, and converted it - putting a bed, sink, table, bench, etc. into it, and drove across the US for a month or 2

Did 2 extended trips out of university- backpacked around Europe for 3 months with my girlfriend Jessica after graduating, and backpacked through Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia for 2 months after she graduated.

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Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love meeting new people, learning about their lives, interests, cultures, and am happy to share my own. Only hosted 1 couchsurfer when I lived in LA but he was super cool. Been to a few CS meet ups also.


  • partying
  • traveling
  • backpacking
  • philosophy
  • beaches
  • travelling
  • beach volleyball

Music, Movies, and Books

Music - I listen to pretty much everything and I go through phases. Always love punk rock and oldies though.

Movies - I'm a sucker for Disney movies, also for rom coms. Arrival, Inception, It's a Wonderful Life

Books - Reinventing Organizations, The Listenjng Society, Sapiens/Homo Deus, 3 Body Problem trilogy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Jumped some barricades at an Obama rally and shook his hand when he was running for election in 2008

What I Can Share with Hosts

Stories, ideas, philosophical conversation, good drinking partner, hopefully genuine human connection!

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Taiwan, United States

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