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Overview

  • 85 references 60 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 48, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Sales, Technology
  • college
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet new people, open myself to new experiences, and learn about different cultures. We will one day plan a world trip to visit all of our surfers we hosted.

ABOUT ME

I consider myself to be funny and entertaining. I am in constant adventure mode. I love exploring the world around me and taking in all it has to offer. The opportunity to travel with my children as they get older is very appealing to me.

PHILOSOPHY

My daily goal is to enjoy all that my world has to offer. I love sharing experiences with my children, and I crave the enthusiasm that they have upon discovering anything new. I want to see my world through those eyes.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I would love to share what our great city has to offer in the way of local attractions, theme parks, and dining. Or stay home and make a great meal which will be enjoyed over fun conversation.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

In September, 2011 I had my first surfing experiance in Nuremberg, my experiences there helped me become an active host for travelers as well as meeting the locals. In the past though not through CS I have also stayed with a family in France when I was younger. It was an amazing experience to have lived the day as they did. I truly enjoyed seeing them rediscover things that could become mundane to someone who lives there. Visitor and host both benefited from the experience.

Interests

travel, cooking, running,camping, biking ( casual pace ) music, food, kayaking, Craft beer,especially Ipa's :), wines, shooting sports (skeet, target ), oh, and eating

  • dining
  • cooking
  • beer
  • running
  • traveling
  • music
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • hunting
  • surfing
  • sports
  • parks

Music, Movies, and Books

Musical taste varies widely. Beastie Boys, Grateful Dead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Social Distortion, The Cure to name a few

I don't see a whole lot of "new" movies, but I love classic mafia movies. Godfather and Millers Crossing are my favorites. I also love the stupid comedies ( Airplane, National Lampoons,...etc )

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I was younger I traveled to Israel with my family. This was my first overseas trip, and it really opened my eyes to different cultures and customs.

Teach, Learn, Share

Positive, energetic, and outgoing people

What I Can Share with Hosts

I love Richmond, as a transplant here, I have come to appreciate the vast array of offerings our city has to offer.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Bahamas, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Spain, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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