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I want to have great conversations the world over -- I'm on a world tour now, so let's go!
I've loved traveling since I was one year old, when my parents took me to England to meet that half of the family and pet a sheep. Since then, I've been to lots of places in Europe and the U.S., and I can't wait to explore the rest of the vast world.
I read, laugh, and sing a lot, and I enjoy hanging out with people who do the same. In my time in Chicago, I was an editor by day and a theater reviewer by night.
Let's approach life and one another with kindness, humor, and curiosity.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've hosted several excellent people from different parts of the world, and I've couchsurfed in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. I spent 10.5 months traveling the Pacific Rim and Asia. Now I'm in South America, and I hope to couchsurf and meet up here!
visited 27 states (12%)Create your own visited map of The World or Triposo world travel guide for Android
I've had some great surfing experiences on the other side of the world from the States.
My hosting experiences have been great, too--hi Dani and Maria, Dannii, Katie, Sophie, Lyndsey and Leon, Kaylin, Tony, Leila, Martin and Andy, Natalie, Emily, Mindy, Marion et Jule, Ieva and Anna, Robyn and Allison, Cyril et Alex, and Ainur and Shushanik!
Check out my blog; it's travel-based and I'm keeping it updated on my trip around the world! http://lisafindley.com
Music, Movies, and Books
I read all the time. I love books by Roald Dahl, Virginia Woolf, Ann Patchett, Ursula K. LeGuin, Shakespeare, Sherman Alexie, and Kazuo Ishiguro.
I'm also listening to music whenever possible. Currently enjoying Yeasayer, Girlyman, TV On the Radio, jj, The New Pornographers, Pixies, Joni Mitchell, Wolf Parade, David Bowie, Patty Griffin, The Replacements, etc.
Movies: Grosse Pointe Blank, Dirty Dancing, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, The Little Mermaid, Super Troopers, Shaun of the Dead, Bright Young Things, Waiting for Guffman
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I listened to Barack Obama give his victory speech in person in 2008.
I've seen the sun set over the Grand Canyon and rise over Lake Michigan.
I've taken a hot air balloon ride in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
I've danced til six in the morning in London.
I've held my baby cousin in the crook of my arm.
Teach, Learn, Share
I can show you how to do a mean proofread or chocolate chip cookie.
I'd love to learn how to cook new recipes, sing new songs, and dance new dances. Or whatever you have to share!
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovenia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Italy, United States