Kate Barbour

Johnsonburg, NJ, United States

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  • teacher, farmer, writing
  • public elementary school, reluctant catholic secondary sc...
  • From Frelinghuysen, NJ (no zipcode)
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About Me


being outdoors, riding bikes, reading books, eating breakfast everyday


I have been so lucky that I've been able to travel to the places I've gone. traveling has given me some of the most significant experiences in my life and has helped me to become a citizen of the world which is awesome. I am mostly vegan by the way. And I love raw foods. I am easygoing, amiable, and wake up really early.


you don't ask you don't get

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm a n00b. i'd love to host my couch so that i can help other people travel too. so you can come to NJ/NY!


what i've heard! which is rave reviews exclusively. In January of 2010 I took a trip to Colorado which was enriched by the generosity of my CS hosts. I also enjoy being a hostess; I love meeting people and it's awesome when the guests are chill, and contribute positivity and bienfaisance to the household.


research on human origins, nature, organic farming, drinking tea & coffee, wine, trail running, yoga, awesome camping gear, loitering in the bookstore, foraging for the edible wild, museums, Africa, daydreaming about going to Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia, anyone??)

Music, Movies, and Books

Velvet Underground, OutKast, UGK, Eightball & MJG, Geto Boys, TLC, Tom Waits, Nicki Minaj, Weezer, Rolling Stones, Sublime, Fugees, Wu Tang. yes im a hiphop head.
Gide, Proust, Balzac, Sedaris, H.L. Humes, Baudelaire. the book i read most recently i couldn't put down was Edisto by Padgett Powell. i highly recommend that. the last book i read like that was The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (by Junot Diaz- a Rutgers alum holla)
I love watching The Simpsons at the end of the day. i also really like epic movies like The Godfather and I've been meaning to rewatch Star Wars IV thru VI. O Brother Where Art Thou?, Gosford Park, Le Mépris, La Haine some ones I can't think of.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

seeing the night sky in Kenya was the most amazing thing in my life. also my little sister Sarah is incredible and watching her grow up has been tremendous. She's 22 and going to university for Costume Design bc she's a creative ingénue like dat

Teach, Learn, Share

i tried making a compost pile. my parents have a farm and it's no big deal, we just compost in a heap and maybe aerate once a year. so i started throwing veg foodwaste in the backyard and i live in a legit city now and my roommate who is more of a savvy city mouse then informed me that that is not how people do it in urban areas because it attracted all sorts of racoons and shit. so i stopped that and felt really bad. there is this obese groundhog i see from time to time and i know it's my fault.
So I guess the moral of the story is that maybe you think you know how to do something, and you maybe you can get by; but in the end you may not know what you thought you knew at all.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A good ass meal

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Arab Emirates

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Kenya, Netherlands, United States

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