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Overview

  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Teacher- Elementary Art
  • Penn State University: BA- Journalism, BA- Fine Art; Scho...
  • From Phoenix, Arizona
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To Travel the World

ABOUT ME

I am an art teacher and I love what I do. My passions are traveling, meeting new people, painting, writing, photography...and my two dogs.
I've traveled all over Europe, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia. I am hoping to backpack in Africa soon.
I am originally from the west coast, but am planning to stay on the east coast for a while after studying in New York City.
I'm pretty independent, yet shy. I like to be spontaneous, yet I make big plans. I get far too excited about the littlest things. I often try to take a step back to look at the world around me. I think that everyone just needs a little more time to breathe. There are so many things that I want to do in life and I'm crossing them off as I go along.

PHILOSOPHY

Live each day, in the moment.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have couchsurfed more times than I can count, all over the world. Each was a surprising and welcoming experience that enabled me to learn more about the country and the culture.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had such great experiences with couchsurfing and met some really awesome people. It has always been a wonderful experience and culturally educational.

Interests

I love the arts and the outdoors. I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, music...all sorts.

  • dogs
  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • photography
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • rock climbing
  • teaching

Music, Movies, and Books

Music- Rock,Punk,Acoustic
Books- Catcher in the Rye, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Twilight, Davinci Code, The Celestine Phrophecy
I do not have a television, so I try my best not to watch tv shows or movies...I try to read instead.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Too many to name. Each experience is priceless...each memory is unforgettable...each moment is life changing...

Teach, Learn, Share

The exchanging of beliefs, ideas and culture is important. I hope to experience and to share such enlightenment with each person I meet.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Saudi Arabia, United States

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