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Overview

  • 27 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Indonesian, Spanish, Thai
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • globe trotter and student
  • Peace Studies & Environmental Studies, MPH
  • From Washington, DC, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

fly like paper

ABOUT ME

I am currently taking a sabbatical with my husband. We're spending June/July in the country Georgia, and Southeast Europe: Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia. This fall we'll be in Southeast Asia. We'd love to meet up if you're on the road or if you're willing to host us.

We are in the process of moving from Boston, MA to Colorado.

I have spent a lot time in Indonesia and New Zealand and love talking about those amazing places. And very happy to put you into contact to great people and surfers if you're planning a trip there!

PHILOSOPHY

"Many poets have asked us what we will do with our precious lives. Not the precious life that starts when I get out of here, when I make more money, when I get stronger-- no. This life. This one, extraordinary, unfettered, improbable, never-to-be-repeated-in-a-breath-just-like-this-one, wild and precious life. "

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Introductory coffees, CS gatherings in NZ & Indonesia, hosted CS parties in Indonesia, travelled with fellow CSers, and hosted some surfers with my housemates in Boston.

Excited to meet fellow surfers!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

meeting fantastic people who have shared different views and crazy experiences. a CSer even helped me find a wonderful house in Indonesia! And I met one of my roommates via CS (and she was a bridesmaid in our wedding) ... so I can say it's been a great way to meet awesome people..

Interests

horses, photography, dancing to bad music, hiking, swimming in oceans, skiing, wine, those 3 am conversations, pina coladas, cheese, learning to cook, beaches, politics, npr, health justice work, live music, great conversation, an even better book

  • horses
  • books
  • photography
  • cooking
  • wine
  • cheese
  • beer
  • flying
  • politics
  • socializing
  • music
  • live music
  • hiking
  • camping
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • language exchange
  • beaches

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Shantaram, Kite Runner, the Hungry Tide, the Help, Poisonwood Bible, The Big Short, She's Come Undone,
Music: Indie-folk, Bollywood, alternative, finding the local music scene
Movies: Amelie, shawshank Redemption, v for vendetta, Over the Hills and Far Away, the Departed, Good Will Hunting

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Trekking to Everest Base Camp, the Taj Mahal at sunrise, Scuba diving a shipwreck off Virgin Gorda, seeing a live tiger in the wild (while on an elephant), hiking to the top of Santa Maria Volcano under the full moon in Guatemala, Surviving a Storm on the way to Krakatau, New Years Eve on Moko in Indonesia....

Teach, Learn, Share

can teach you how to ride a horse!

always up for language exchanges...!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share with you tips on planning sabbaticals and career breaks. I'm working on a project interviewing people who have gone on a career break and learning from their experiences.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Argentina, Austria, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, United States

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