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  • 20 references 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi (Marāṭhī); learning Spanish, Telugu
  • 35, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • Wedding Planner
  • Certificate in Wedding Planning
  • From Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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About Me

Wedding Planner. Salsa dancer. Travel addict.

I took my first solo trip to the most unexpected of places - Japan - and I knew instantaneously that I was onto something. That first solo trip led me to do other solo trips including trekking in Himalayas. All these trips gave me everything I was looking for and more - happiness, new experiences, new cuisines, adventure, meeting new people and a new found confidence.

35 countries and 6 years later my spirit and passion for solo travel has grown exponentially. I have an insatiable hunger to explore new cultures. So much so that in 2017 I was backpacking for 147 days in total through Europe and South East Asia.

I am always chasing the sunshine, the ocean and my next great adventure.

My other passion is weddings. I founded my own wedding planning company - JoySmiths - and I am a certified wedding planner from Wedding Planning Institute in New York City. JoySmiths tag line is “Spreading joy for the love of it” and I live by it. I have now set sights on merging my two passions - traveling and weddings.

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine - Caskie Stinnett

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love meeting new people, learning about different cultures and sharing experiences


I love dancing, reading and travelling. Meeting people from different countries and cultures, sharing stories and experiencing something new everyday gives me the kick.

  • salsa dancing
  • reading
  • traveling
  • weddings

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Ed Sheeran, Brad Paisley & anything that I can dance to
Movies: Travel, adventure & RomCom's
Books: Harry Potter series and a lot of fiction

Teach, Learn, Share

What I've learned from my travels is that the simplest of times brings the grandest of pleasures and the hardest goodbyes often lead to the best hellos. I've learned that crazy chances guide us to unexpected discoveries and that you have to hold onto your smile everyday to free yourself of things that make you frown :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can show you around my city
Share travel stories, tips & tricks

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, United States

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