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Matt

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Overview

  • 125 Positive References3 Neutral
  • Fluent in English
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Homeschooled, college, and personal ...
  • From Redlands, CA, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME
I like the great outdoors, a good film, interesting art, folk music, a clear night's sky, personal liberty, spiritual and moral contemplation, self-discovery & refinement, honesty, humor, joy, hard work, innovation, characters of all sorts, martial arts and laughter.

PHILOSOPHY
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
-T. Roosevelt.

Humanly speaking it is impossible, but with God, everything is possible.
-Yeshua

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I was the CS City Ambassador for Palm Springs, CA for 8 years. I've been hosting since 2005 and offer many travelers hospitality.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
Surfed Pasadena, CA area, the San Juan Islands in Washington, Wellington, NZ, and some in Sweden back in the day. Oh I also surfed a few places in Palm Desert and Glendale, CA. Huntington Beach, Yosemite, Palm Desert, and more.

Interests

I like adventure travel, freedom, cooking, photography, stunt work, motorcycles, backpacking, and a lot of other things.

Hiking, Camping, National Parks, Road Trips, Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Desert Survival, Rafting, Canoeing, Canyoneering, Kiteboarding, Bodyboarding, Sailing, Diving, Haunted Houses!!, Special Effects, Acting, Reading, Movies, Modernism, Contemporary, Victorian, Theme Parks, Global Travel, California, Arizona, New Zealand, Oregon, Washington, Mexican Food, Family, etc...

Music, Movies & Books

The Inner Life, Man VS Wild, Survivorman, The UFO Files, The Bible, Folk Music, Alternative Christian Music, Soundtracks, Electronic composers, Travel Books, Adventure Journals, Dune, Conan, Aliens, Lord of The Rings, Platoon, Loose Change, Documentaries, Survival books, travel books, Science Fiction, Comedy, infowars.com, Wilderness Press books, Northumbria Community, Coast to Coast, Above Top Secret, etc...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Swimming to Calf Island from Iona, Scotland... and barely making it back/ Hiking to Namche Bazaar in Nepal/ Riding a dual-sport in Sweden/ Road Tripping in the Southwest/ Skydiving in New Zealand/ Hiking "Stairway to Heaven" in Hawaii/ Volunteering on Canvasback.org
Working in Special Effects/ Competing in Karate/ Riding motercycles in Glamis/ Meeting Oscar-winners/ Getting Married/ Hosting on CS/etc...

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you self defense techniques of karate and how to plan a great outdoor trip in California. I can also pass on what I know of home remodeling, web-design, photography, special effects, edible wild foods, camping, hiking, budget travel, and much more.

What I Can Share With Hosts

If you get burnt out, take a break -- you'll come back with a fresh perspective. CS is about 100% pure hospitality and it's not always easy (or particularly fun). Be thankful and remember to show your hosts in kind your appreciation with a gift, a dinner, or a drink (or something nice). Be friendly, be honest, have integrity.
Most of all have fun and treat others like you'd like to be treated.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, French Polynesia, Germany, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Marshall Islands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States

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