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John Rudolph Beaton

San Diego, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 77 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Customer Happiness Agent at GoFundMe
  • Bachelor's Degree in History from He...
  • From Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Live through love. Community is everything. Laughter cures all.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I'm in one place for awhile, I host, when I'm moving, I surf.

That being said, I probably host more than I surf, and I LOVE it. There is nothing like just going about your daily life in Arkansas, and then having travelers from across the world request to stay on a regular basis. It really is a spice of life.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

All good so far! I've hosted a number of people and each has been very nice and unique. It really makes the world feel small. I have only surfed once, but it was a truly humbling experience, as I do not think it's possible that I could have had better hosts.

Interests

Ultimate (Frisbee), Acro (Yoga), Invisible Children, community, international news, human rights, environmentalism, politics, and of course video and board games.

Music, Movies & Books

I am a huge fan of fantasy, non-fiction, and humanitarian novels. These range from the Mistborn trilogy, to Perfect Hostage (Aung San Suu Kyi's biography), to A Long Way Gone.

You get the general idea. There are far too many to list.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

For six months between August 2009 and May 2010, I spent my life on the road working for a non-profit called Invisible Children. Myself and several other crazy/lovely individuals traveled in a van around the country showing a documentary about child soldiers in central Africa. We were able to find places to sleep off the kindness of strangers who agreed to take us in for days at a time to support our effort. Our goal was to raise awareness, but more importantly it was to give the people we spoke to at colleges, high schools, and churches a way to take action and actually make a difference in ending the abduction, rape, and killing of these children. It was a life-changing experience that broke me down and built me back up again. I truly cannot do it justice through text.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

United Kingdom, United States

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