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  • Member since 2008
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  • From Carlo: Vancouver, Canada / Carrie: Atikokan, Ontario
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About Me


To be kind and compassionate and content with what we have.


We (Carlo and Carrie) live and love in the Kootenays region of British Columbia. We love being outside - hiking, rock climbing, biking, paddling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing - and the wildness of the area is THE place to do it all!

Music is a big part of our lives - Carlo plays guitar, bass, and mandolin in a couple of groups that perform locally. Carrie loves to paint and dance.

We both also love to read (neither of us has had a tv for several years), do yoga, and play games. We're non-drinkers / non-smokers.


Question everything. Keep an open mind. Live organically...I don't mean eat organically (although I try to as much as I can). I mean accept change, because it's inevitable, and learn to flow with it instead of fighting it.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Carlo has had several years of CS experience, being a guest all over the world and hosting while living in Australia and Canada. Carrie is new to CS but has loved her first experiences with it.


Have couch surfed all over the place including Russia, New York, Halifax, Toronto, and Montreal.

Hosted for two years while living in Melbourne, Australia. I've also attended many CS events. Every single experience has been fantastic, I love the community and I spread the good word about it!


music, yoga, painting, dancing, rock climbing, hiking, writing, reading, photography, traveling

  • arts
  • writing
  • performing arts
  • photography
  • dancing
  • yoga
  • reading
  • tv
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • rock climbing

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Ishmael, The Omnivore's Dilemma, pretty much anything by Nick Hornby and Danny Wallace.

Documentary: What About Me? by 1 Giant Leap

Music: Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Old 97s, Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, Weezer, RHCP, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire, and much much more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Exploring the wilderness in southeast Alaska; climbing Ancient Art (a rock tower) near Moab, Utah; canyoneering near Zion NP in Utah.

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