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Manali and Terry Bettendorf

Lynnwood, Washington, United States

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  • Fluent in English
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Building Materials Sales (Terry) / A...
  • MBA (Terry), Masters (Manali)
  • From Atlanta, GA
  • Profile 50% complete

About Me


Meet people and experience cultures from around the world!


My wife (Manali) and I quit our jobs at home in Atlanta, Georgia to backpack around the world for about 1 year, prior to having children and starting a family. We have completed about 6 months, and so far visited Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Cambodia.

We are planning to visit Egypt, Morroco, Jordan and Turkey and finish our trip up in Europe this summer/fall.

We are good down to earth people, hospitable, kind and respectful.

We are interested in meeting other good people in the hopes of a richer cultural experience during our travels, learning skill and different perspectives, and forming friendships for the present as well as the future. We would LOVE to have people we meet come to visit and stay with us in the USA once we are home.

You can see tons of pictures, videos and stories about us and our travels on our blog...



Live life so you have as few regrets as possible.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


No experiences yet, but we are hoping to change that soon.


Wine Making, Stained Glass, Knitting, Soccer/Football, Photography, Videography, Gadgets, Technology, Construction, Home Improvement, Sustainability, Traveling, Reading, Spending Time With Friends & Family, Cooking

Music, Movies & Books

Too many to name let alone think of, but here are a couple to get our tastes... No Country For Old Men, The Departed, Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, The Shield, The Wire, Big Love ... O.A.R., Coldplay, Keane, Sigur Ros, U2, Barenaked Ladies, Norah Jones, Dave Matthews Band, Sarah Barielles ... Shantaram, On The Road, Franny and Zooey, any Jodie Picoult or Wally Lamb books

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Too many to choose one... hiking the Great Wall of China, diving the Great Barrier Reef, watching the sun set over the Austrian Alps, tramping 32km through New Zealand's fiordland, drinking the juice right out of a freshly cut coconut on the rice terraces of Bali, swimming with baby elephants in the ocean in Thailand ...and that is just in the last 6 months!

Teach, Learn, Share

Hmmm. We have quite a few business skills, so if you are a small business owner, or entrepreneurial, we can definitely help out. High knowledge of computers, networking and web development.

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