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  • 34 References 27 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 67, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Semi retired
  • B.S. in Business
  • From Camden, MI, USA
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About Me


To show others that the world is an absolutely wonderful place, full of great people!


My wife and I are enjoying retirement together!

I spent 21 years military (retired),mostly Army Reserves, (Vietnam and Gulf War veteran) Worked 10 years in a factory; was self-employed for 8+ years; and worked for a major corporation., worked for a non profit (NGO) for 7+ years. November 2015- January 2016, I operated a guesthouse on the Big Island, Hawaii. Then, in January 2017, I spent 3 weeks in Vietnam & Cambodia, doing a 12 day bike ride, and couchsurfing for 9 days with 5 different hosts. I am open to exploring, lots of energy, healthy, liberal - am a Unitarian Universalist!
We have 3 wonderful, grown children, and 3 grandchildren.


You go through life once - this isn't a dress rehersal!
I want to make this world a better place than I found it! Think of retirement (someday) as being life like the TV series "Golden Girls" - independent, but with others. I believe ANTHING is possible if one is willing to do what it takes!!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Been to a couple of events with the Columbus (OH) couchsurfing group., and hosted and been hosted.

Has always been exceptional, whether hosting or being hosted.


Biking and racquetball!! Hiking, water and snow skiing; and just went snowshoeing in Oregon. Discussing politics, religion, sexuality - nothing is off limits! Traveling - have seen only a small part of the world - 15 countries so far! Have burning desire to set up large hostel in Columbus OH.

In September 2016, I took a military hop to Guam, and had a great time, and fantastic Couchsurfing host!

Music, Movies, and Books

I like tear jerkers - movies. Most any kind of music. Read mostly non-fiction, though have read the Alexander McCall Smith's series, "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency".
Enjoys non-fiction books on Africa, and any other non-fiction. Seem to be always reading some sort of book, magazine, or newspaper. Lately, am reading about self employment!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I did 2 years in Peace Corps at 55 years old - and fell in love with Botswana and the people!! And, in Noveber 2015, I quit my job to go to Hawaii. In June 2015, I rode naked in the World's Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) in Columbus, OH, at the age of 65!!!

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you racquetball, of course! And, I'm good at exploring options that most individuals haven't considered. Also, enjoy biking.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Food, time, and place to stay. And, lots of stories!

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahrain, Botswana, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Viet Nam, Zambia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Botswana, Saudi Arabia, United States, Viet Nam

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