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Overview

  • 1 Reference 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 34, Other
  • Member since 2006
  • Teacher/Equipment Operator
  • Both have university education
  • From Lauren was born in Edmonton, Zack in Montreal
  • Profile 80% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To create authentic experiences wherever we may roam

ABOUT ME

We have been together for 4 years. We decided to take year-long trip before settling down, but we ended up getting married en-route (in Samoa). Traveling is our passion, but when we are at home, we love a drink with a home-cooked meal and great discussions around the table. We enjoy watching movies in our spare time (documentaries, slapstick, dry humour and the occasional subtitle or action movie depending on who won paper, rock, scissors). We love to be outdoors (when it is not 35 below zero) so we walk to the local market or through the river valley or make a weekend trip to the Rocky Mountains. Trying new things keeps our lives interesting, so we are always testing out new food, trying new sports (currently surfing and Australian Rules Football) and thinking up new/fun ways to travel.

PHILOSOPHY

"There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy" - Shakespeare

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed once in New Zealand and made some great new friends. Would love to do more surfing in Australia.

Interests

Together: traveling, eating, listening to new music and visiting zoos worldwide!
Zack: snowboarding, surfing, cars and dogs
Lauren: reading, cooking and working out

  • dogs
  • documentaries
  • dining
  • cooking
  • recipes
  • beer
  • working out
  • drinking
  • movies
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cars
  • music
  • outdoor activities
  • surfing
  • snowboarding
  • sports
  • soccer
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Canadian classics like Feist, k-os & Barenaked Ladies; Jack Johnson & Donovan Frankenreiter; Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline; Jay-Z & Kanye West; CCR; Daft Punk and everything in between.
Movies: BBC's Planet Earth, Lost in Translation, Super Troopers, old cartoons and any documentary we can get our hands on
Books: classics like Fox in Socks, all Robert Munsch, Anne of Green Gables and Pride & Prejudice; Not Wanted on the Voyage (Timothy Findley); anything Kurt Vonnegut and Hunter S. Thompson, and non-fiction and travel fiction

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Both: backpacked Japan - top to bottom
Lauren: solo trip to India (twice), complete with a stay in an Indian hospital...
Zack: helped to lay down a hangi with an ex-All Black

Teach, Learn, Share

We are looking to share a beer, some great stories, a lot of laughs and a few good recipes.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Samoa, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada

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