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Kara Benton

Glenorie, New South Wales, Australia

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Overview

  • 8 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, German; learning Chinese, Spanish, Thai
  • 30, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Trail guide
  • Tourism, German, TEFL
  • From Whitehall, MI
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Get the last bit of traveling out of my system so I can settle down and build a tiny house and adopt a couple dogs.

ABOUT ME

I am recently a financially free woman, whimsical, determined, and a victim of photic sneezing. I have some pretty lofty goals that I am very driven to reach.

PHILOSOPHY

I have two:

1. There is always a bright side. Find it, embrace it.
2. If you keep on dancin', you'll never grow old. (Thanks, Steve Miller Band!)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host and I surf, although I haven't in a long time due to the living situations I've been in for the past few years. I look forward to settling down and building a tiny house so I can host people again.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have surfed in Salt Lake City, Portland, Boise, London, and Berlin. I hosted a few people when I lived with my sister in Fort Collins, CO but haven't hosted since, unfortunately. :o(

Interests

skiing, climbing, running, biking to work, music, going to shows, exploring new places, photography, horseback riding, ping pong, learning languages, mexican food, locally brewed beer

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: House of Flying Daggers, Donnie Darko, A Knight's Tale, Some Like It Hot, It's A Wonderful Life, To Catch A Thief, Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, Vertigo, Inception, Hitch

TV: Dexter, Lost, How I Met Your Mother, That 70s Show, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead

Books: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Harry Potter, High Fidelity, The Time Traveler's Wife, Cesar's Way, The Virgin Suicides, Hunger Games, the dictionary or an atlas

Music: Harvey Danger, Mock Orange, Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab for Cutie, Thrice, The Decemberists, Mae, Sam Smith, Copeland, St. Lucia, Alkaline Trio, Jimmy Eat World, Coheed & Cambria, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, Dear and the Headlights, The Smiths, Brand New, The Cure, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, John Butler Trio, Incubus, Jose Gonzalez, Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club, Hey Ocean, classic music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

One Amazing Thing I've Done

More than one: I climbed the third flat iron in boulder. I solo'd sugar loaf rock on Mackinac Island in Michigan. I ran around the perimeter of Mackinac Island (8.2 miles) in an hour and 8 minutes, which is my PR.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you a little German or Chinese. I can teach you how to better connect with your dog. I'd like to learn more Dutch, Spanish, and Thai. I'd really like to learn how to fix cars, sail a boat, and ride a motorcycle. I love to share stories about music and traveling, philosophies on how people tick, etc

What I Can Share With Hosts

I would love to share my appreciation for your hospitality in any way that benefits you!

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Taiwan

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