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I am Josh. I am a Gringo. I am also a Backpacker.
I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, USA, having taken my first trip abroad when I was 16 with my 10th grade English class to Ireland. Since then I was diagnosed with the “travel bug” and have gone off to explore the World.
After high school, I became the first generation in my family to graduate from college. Having lived and worked in NYC upon graduation for almost 3 years, I parted ways with my life in Corporate America and took off to explore the World. My adventure took me on a backpacking trip to Southeast Asia where over the course of 6 months, I visited 11 countries. 20 flights, and more bus, boat, and train rides than I can remember.
As of November 2015, I have now settled in my new home on the West Coast in San Francisco, CA, where I'm in the process of starting my own juice company. In my free time, I love to explore this amazing city full of interesting people and take off on weekend trips to explore the Redwoods, Tahoe, and other natural places of California.
I am looking to meet new people who enjoy sharing their experiences from all over the world. Let me know if you are interested.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Traveling, Scuba Diving, Skiing, Photography, Walking/Running
San Juan, Puerto Rico - March 2009
Hilo, Hawaii - April 2013
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii - April 2013
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines - April 2015
Travel, scuba-diving, running, eating
- scuba diving
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Mission trip to Amazon Rainforest, Great Wall of China, Scuba Diving in Honduras, Sydney Harbor, Hong Kong harbor, 4,000 temples (Bagan, Myanmar)
Teach, Learn, Share
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories from growing up on a farm in USA, putting myself through college, living and working in NYC, traveling across North America for work including assignments in Mexico and Canada, and stories from my backpacking and travels to over 50 countries spanning 6 continents of the World
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Mexico, Poland, United States