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I spent 8 years working in New York City and San Francisco developing a career in digital advertising/business consulting. Finally, I decided I wanted more than sitting behind a desk. So I quit my job, and started traveling the world April '16. After two years of travel, I returned to the U.S. and am currently living in Austin with sights on entering the craft brew industry.
I'm laid back and love conversation. Active, social, and always up for an adventure. I'm looking for beautiful cities and beautiful people. Wanting to learn and teach in the places I visit.
I also love cooking, so you might be in for a good meal while I'm there!!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Let me start by saying that I'm really against people who use Couchsurfing as a "free place to stay". I think that defeats the purpose of why this community exists.
Most of my travels are funded through guesthouses, actually, since I stay long-term. But I always prefer a more authentic experience through locals, which is a wonderful thing Couchsurfing has to offer. I've made a network of friends here (many of which I still speak to, or meet again while traveling), and I make an effort to attend Couchsurfing events in the areas I visit. #CS4Life 😜
** Couchsurfing Experience **
Rome, Italy: June 2016
Skopje, Macedonia: Aug 2016
Split, Croatia Hangouts: Sept 2016
Sibenik, Croatia: Sept 2016
Zadar, Croatia Hangouts: Sept 2016
Istria, Croatia: Sept 2016
Trieste, Italy: Sept 2016
Freiberg, Germany: Oct 2016
Amserdam, Netherlands East: Nov 2016
Amserdam, Netherlands West: Nov 2016
Bruges, Belgium Hangouts: Dec 2016
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand Hangouts: February 2017
Georgetown, Malaysia Hangouts: March 2017
Canggu, Bali Hangouts: April 2017
Singapore: June 2017
Bangkok, Thailand: September 2017
New Orleans, US Hangouts: March 2018
New York, US Hangouts: August 2018
** More reviews **
- live music
- craft beer
- local food
- cultural events
Music, Movies, and Books
MUSIC: Alternative rock, Hard Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Reggae, Electronica
MOVIES: Documentaries, Psychological Thrillers, Comedy
BOOKS: Non-fiction, Adventure, Biography, Cultural Studies
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Drank water from a Patagonian glacier.
Hiked Bali's highest active volcano... in the dark.
Rescued a kitten in Bosnia (who's now living like a queen in the UK).
Sold everything I owned twice.
Traveled the world, domestically and internationally, for 3 years.
Teach, Learn, Share
TEACH: Let me cook you an American meal!
LEARN: Appreciating the moment
SHARE: Some pints of local craft beer
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Belgium, Indonesia, Thailand, United States