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  • 73 References 49 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Serbo-Croatian
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2006
  • world traveler
  • No education listed
  • From Chicago, Illinois
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About Me


BACK TO traveling the world only on a couch...well very very soon


about me

I have grown up in/around Chicago. Then one day I left for a short 15 day holiday in Aug '06 to visit England, France, Holland and Germany for a friends bday celebration. After this trip I knew I had to move to europe. Six months later, I realized I've had UK citizenship since I was born. Then nearly 1 year to the day from that Aug '06 visit I decided to pick up and move to Europe. I ended up working in Megeve, France for the ski season shortly after.

Now after 1 year of traveling I'm living in London and just waiting until I can head off on another long travel adventure.

After visiting Italy I'm addicted to coffee. I bought a Bialetti mokha to carry around with me while I travel and left it in Denver. I've since had to get a new one and the original will hopefully be reclaimed in London with the help of a fellow CS'er


current plans
Current Travel Itinerary

Where ever life takes me next, but these are a few i know that might be happening soon

25 Mar-07 April 2012 - San Francisco, CA
07-14 April 2012 - Chicago, IL

Why I’m on Couchsurfing



I went couchsurfing for a year all across Europe (& Africa)!

I was able to travel 222 consecutive days without staying in a hostel.

I am always telling everyone I meet how I use CS to meet people from each place I visit. I need to get some business cards printed out though to make it easier.


couch experiences

Just before my trip, and what's become a permenant move, over to Europe I signed up with CS. So my first experience with couchsurfing was when I lived on the couch at my chicago apartment for nearly 2 months before taking off for the travel adventures.

The first time I used CS though for a host was in Pescantina, Italy, just north of Verona. Both myself and my host were brand new members. Neither of us had references, I had just a few photos, she had none...and well as you can see the rest is history!

CS/HC Couches Surfed - 26
Other Couches Surfed - 9

CS/HC Hosted - 20
Others Hosted - 3

Couchsurfing/Hospitality Club Guests

Emily from Louisiana - 5 Nights
Milos from Begrade - 5 Nights
Barbara from Chile (via Paris) - 7 Nights
Phoebe from Hong Kong (via Dublin) - 2 Nights
Gert from Belgium - 4 Nights
Lisa from Portland - 4 Nights
Natasa from Belgrade - 7 Nights
Ivana from Belgrade - 7 Nights

Aaron from Sydney - 3 Nights
René from Berlin - 3 Nights
Corina and Jalda from Hamburg - 4 Nights
Marianna from Bratislava - 5 Nights
Marta from Warsaw - 5 Nights
Laurel from Mendocino (via Italy) 22-29 Dec 07
Tina from Ljubljana 2 Nov 07
Simon from Copenhagen 1 Nov 07
Karolina from Krakow 1 Nov 07
Natalia from Toronto 26-28 Oct 07

Couchsurfing/Hospitality Club Hosts

Verona - Anna -
Vienna - Darko -
Bratislava - Marianna -
Ljublana - Eva -
Geneve - Claude -
Basel - Dasha -
Zurich - Tanja - April 9
Zurich - Jon - April 10-13
Lyon - Bernard - April 14-16
Lyon - Alain - April 17-18
Marrakech - Aziz - April 19-21
Marrakech - Massin - April 24
Cassablanca - Karim - May 6-8
Rabat - Nabil - May 8-10
Belgrade - Jeja -
Brčko - Matthew -
Banja Luka - Kathleen -
Zadar - Tea -
Zadar - Anita -
Belgrade - Milica -
Budapest - Akos -
Budapest - Niki -
Vienna - Darko -
Athens - Ifigenia - July 30-Aug 8
Edinburgh - Thomas - Aug 17-21
London - Jon -

Non-CS Hosts

Kilwinning, Scotland - Tom & Sheila
Manchester, England - Lisa Anna
Liverpool, England - Lisa Anna
Birmingham, England - Harriet
London, England - Charlie
Kerep, Bosnia - Family & Friends along side of road
Donja Skipovac, Bosnia - The Bus Driver & His Family
Šibenic, Croatia - Ivan
Hercg Novi, Montenegro - Goran


things i like

foot ball, volleyball, traveling, cycling, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, coffee

  • coffee
  • clubbing
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • volleyball
  • business
  • history

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

amazing/crazy things

went back to Kilwinning, Scotland to see the house my mom grew up in. also went to Longtown, England to see my grandmothers hometown.

going over 300/kph on my new '01 YZF-R1

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United Kingdom, United States

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
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