Sutton, MA, United States
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To meet and establish friendships with others in our global community.
I love to travel and connect with new friends. I have a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath single family home to share with my couchsurfing peers.
Currently, I am "living" / traveling on the 78" sailing vessel Lungta (www.LungtaLife.com & www.LungtaLife.com\blog) and recently "relocated" from various western Mexico ports to Costa del Sol, El Salvador where Lungta will be based for the next 12-18 months.
You can learn more about my professional career at LinkedIn
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Currently, I am "living" / traveling on the 78" sailing vessel Lungta in Costa del Sol, El Salvador, thus can not accept guests in my home in Sutton. If you are interested in surfing with us on Lungta in Bahia del Sol this could be possible.
I am looking forward to sharing my home in Sutton, Massachusetts with travelers. I also utilized Couchsurfing during a 129 day trip around the world in 2006, and again during a 3 month backpacking trip through SE Asia in 2013, connecting with people around the globe.
In addition to the below list of "Recent CouchSurfing Experiences" which only includes Hosts and Guests, my CS connections and experiences include many meetings for coffee or organized events, or just online email and chat to obtain recommendations from local residents of the destinations visited.
Prior to September of 2006, most of my "couchsurfing" had been with family and friends, without the benefit of a great site like Couchsurfing. I had opened my home to friends, or to friends of friends, but formalized "surfing" via a website like CS was new to me. In July 2006 I was introduced to Couchsurfing. In late August 2006, I set out on a 4 month trip around the world and stayed with Couchsurfing hosts around the globe. It was by far, the most fantastic travel experience of my life. I made many new friends, and learned so much about different cultures by staying with hosts, rather than staying in hotels in the countries visited.
Recent CouchSurfing Experiences (Hosts, Guests and Travel Companions)
51 Surfed 2 days with Axel in Guatemala City - May 2015
50 Traveled 2 days with Julio www.couchsurfing.com/people/jcolorado in San Salvador, El Salvador - April 2015
49 Surfed 18 days with Dan & Kathy www.couchsurfing.com/people/danielfinkelstein & www.couchsurfing.com/people/kathymitchell on sailing vessel Lungta in Barra de Navidad and Tenacatita Bay, Mexico - Jan-Feb 2015
48 Traveled 1 day with Mark Baumgartner www.couchsurfing.com/people/baum89 in Yeosu, South Korea - November '14
47 Hosted 2 days by Sonia www.couchsurfing.org/people/soniasworld/ in Suncheon, South Korea – November ’14
46 Traveled 2 days with Annie www.couchsurfing.org/people/kimannie/ in Jeju Island, South Korea – November ’14
46 Hosted 2 days by Annie www.couchsurfing.org/people/kimannie/ in Seoul, South Korea – October ’14
45 Hosted 2 days (in Mumbai, India) Gili https://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=5IB2CIKKA/ from Surat, India – Oct‘14
44 Hosted 5 days (in Sutton, MA) Andrew www.couchsurfing.org/people/andrew.lewin/ from New York, USA – Sept‘14
43 Hosted 1 day (in Sutton, MA) Augustin www.couchsurfing.org/people/tigust2/ from Quebec, Canada – Aug‘14
42 Traveled 1 day with Rebekka www.couchsurfing.org/people/quehuong/ in Hannover, Germany – June ’14
41 Hosted 3 days by Cal & Dave www.couchsurfing.org/people/calvinjsmith/ in Manila, Philippines – July ’13
40 Hosted 4 days by Toom www.couchsurfing.org/people/toomphiseak/ in Bangkok, Thailand – June ’13
39 Hosted 4 days by Jo www.couchsurfing.org/people/jolidbetter/ in Vientiane, Laos – June ’13
38 Hosted 4 days by Sutay www.couchsurfing.org/people/sutayguven/ in Siem Reap, Cambodia – June ’13
37 Traveled 2 days with Rebekka www.couchsurfing.org/people/quehuong/ in Saigon, Vietnam – May ’13
37 Hosted 3 days by Marianne www.couchsurfing.org/people/shangzo/ in Saigon, Vietnam – May ’13
36 Hosted 2 days by Hoang www.couchsurfing.org/people/hoang_le/ in Da Lat, Vietnam – May ’13
35 Hosted 2 days by Honza www.couchsurfing.org/people/kuzma/ in Hue, Vietnam – May ’13
34 Hosted 3 days by Anh www.couchsurfing.org/people/hoangtuananh/ in Hai Phong City, Vietnam – May ’13
33 Hosted 1 day (in Manila, PH) Philippe and Teva www.couchsurfing.org/people/philteva/ (my 2006 Hosts in Tahiti!) from Papeete, French Polynesia – MAR‘13
32 Hosted 1 day (in Manila, PH) Levent www.couchsurfing.org/people/levent.koksal/ from Karlsruhe, Germany – MAR‘13
31 Hosted 8 days (in Manila, PH) William www.couchsurfing.org/people/william.vandermeer/ from Amsterdam, Netherlands – Dec‘12
30 Hosted 8 days (in Manila, PH) Leonard www.couchsurfing.org/people/leonard.doyle/ from Washington, DC, USA – Nov ‘12
29 Hosted 8 days (in Manila, PH) Peter www.couchsurfing.org/people/kiwi_backpacker/ from Oamaru, New Zealand – Oct ‘12
28 Hosted 5 days (in Singapore) Dave & son Ben www.couchsurfing.org/people/brisbanedave/ from Brisbane, Australia – Jun ‘12
27 Hosted 3 days (in Singapore) Kevin www.couchsurfing.org/people/kevinkos/ from San Diego, CA, USA – Apr ‘12
26 Hosted 1 day (in Singapore) Chris www.couchsurfing.org/people/chriswaterguy/ from Sydney, NSW, Australia – Apr ‘12
25 Hosted 7 days Anja www.couchsurfing.org/people/duesseldorf/ from Düsseldorf, Germany – Oct ‘10
24 Hosted 1 day by (Dinner) Alex www.couchsurfing.org/people/sandycat1/ in Düsseldorf, Germany – Aug ’09
23 Hosted 4 days Elsa www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=8SU925K from Johannesburg, South Africa – Aug ‘09
22 Hosted 1 day Shira www.couchsurfing.org/people/shirabatchaya/ from Long Beach, California, USA – Oct ‘08
21 Traveled 3 days with Ofelia www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=74D8A5K in Luxembourg, Lux & Utrecht, Netherlands
19 Hosted 1 day Roy www.couchsurfing.org/people/calen/ from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA – Oct ‘07
18 Hosted 1 day Leif www.couchsurfing.org/people/brooklynleif/ from Brooklyn, New York, USA – Jun ‘07
17 Hosted 3 days by Marisa www.couchsurfing.org/people/thousandpetals/ in San Francisco, California, USA – Jun ‘07
16 Hosted 1 day Babar www.couchsurfing.org/people/tommee/ from Karachi, Pakistan – May ‘07
15 Hosted 1 day Shellen www.couchsurfing.org/people/slubin/ from Manhattan, New York, USA – May ‘07
14 Hosted 10 days by Philip & Teva www.couchsurfing.org/people/philteva/ in Punaauia, Papeete, Tahiti – Dec ‘06
13 Hosted 3 days by Peter www.couchsurfing.org/people/peter1009/ in Collaroy, Sydney, Australia – Nov ‘06
12 Hosted 3 days by James & Nang www.couchsurfing.org/people/reggaejames/ in Bangkok, Thailand – Nov ‘06
11 Hosted 7 days by Martin www.couchsurfing.org/people/aurigo/ in Winterthur, Zurich, Switzerland – Nov ‘06
10 Hosted 6 days by Giorgio www.couchsurfing.org/people/oigroig/ in Rome, Italy – Nov ‘06
9 Hosted 2 days by Khaled www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=1CGD1KF in Alexandria, Egypt – Oct ‘06
8 Hosted 1 day by Mohammed Al-Garf www.couchsurfing.org/people/garf87/ in Faisal, Cario, Egypt, Oct ‘06
7 Hosted 5 days by Ian www.couchsurfing.org/people/wian555/ in Maadi, Cario, Egypt – Oct ‘06
6 Hosted 9 days by Sanne & Kamal www.couchsurfing.org/people/mickymaus/ in Frankfurt, Germany – Oct ‘06
5 Hosted 6 days by Jens www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=H97UXU in Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark – Sept ‘06
4 Hosted 4 days by Sophie www.couchsurfing.org/people/sophico/ in Belleville, Paris, France – Sept ‘06
3 Hosted 4 days by Julia & Toma www.couchsurfing.org/people/joohliah/ in Pont de Levallois, Paris, France - Sept ‘06
2 Hosted 4 days by Paul-Andre www.couchsurfing.org/people/paulandre/ in Jouy-le-Moutier, France – Sept ‘06 (Also Hosted Paul-Andre 5 weeks in Aug 2015)
1 Hosted 3 days Anneke & Dave www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=EYB7P from Delft, Holland - Aug ’06 & Sept ‘07
Family, Friends, Travel, Boating, Scuba Diving, Snow Skiing, Hiking, Camping, Theater, Weight Training, Antiques, Computers, Finance, Cards & Board Games
I enjoy a wide variety of Movies, Music and Books. James A Michener (Hawaii, Poland, Iberia, Centennial, Space, Chesapeake, etc) was always my favorite author, even while in primary school, which probably ties in with my love of geography, travel and other cultures.
Snorkling in Grand Cayman, Canadian Rockies, ParaSailing, Swimming in Lake Louise, Versailles and Muse'e d'Orse'e in Paris, the unbelievable historical sites in Egypt, Rome and India, the natural beauty of Australia & New Zealand! Diving Apo Reef in the Philippines. There are amazing things to been seen and experienced all over our wonderful planet. If you can't find something amazing in your own backyard, you are not looking hard enough!
We all have things we can both teach to, and learn from others. Couchsurfing can be the vehicle to break down stereotypes, open your mind, expand your horizons and see other places as a local. We should never stop learning, and by sharing with others, you open up the opportunity to learn from them.
I enjoy sharing my life with my hosts and being a part of their lives for a few hours or a few days. Of course, I love to talk about travel, sharing stories about each others past travel experiences as well as plans for future travel. I am really not just looking for a place to sleep. I can get that in a hotel. If available, I want to participate in my hosts life. That can entail anything from just hanging out and chatting, to exploring their city our country with them. I love the outdoors, so would enjoy hiking, swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving with my hosts. I also enjoy board games and cards.
Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Cook Islands, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British
Germany, Philippines, Singapore, United States
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