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Overview

  • 7 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • before we stopped working: Non-profit Admin (Mariel) and ...
  • Bachelors Degrees from Washington State University GO COUGS!
  • From Portland, OR USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

travel until we have to get real jobs

ABOUT ME

We are 30 and 31 years old and we love travel more than anything! We have been to 34 countries with no end in sight; we work to travel! We were on the road for almost four years from 2008-2012 living in China (yuck!), Thailand and Australia along the way. Right now, we're in South America on a three-month trip!

PHILOSOPHY

"War creates peace like hate creates love." -David L. Wilson

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We've surfed and hosted!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Like everyone says, this community has changed our lives SO MUCH! We've met amazing, life-long friends and have been able to afford so much more traveling now that we don't need to rely on hostels!

Interests

Brandon: MMA and UFC, cars, working out, poker and not working

Mariel: politics, reading, fair trade/vegetarian/non-profit/dirty hippy stuff

  • vegetarian
  • working out
  • politics
  • reading
  • traveling
  • cars
  • poker

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Red Tent, The Handmaid's Tale, Middlesex, Life of Pi, Water for Elephants, Kite Runner, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Cutting for Stone

Music: Placebo, Incubus, The Offspring, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Pixies, Decemberists

Movies: Step Brothers, Dogma, Happy Gilmore, Kill Bill, Office Space, Wedding Crashers, Super Troopers

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

We've seen Angkor Wat! Everyone NEEDS to go there in their lives! Our other favorite place we've traveled is Jodhpur, India. It's beautiful!

Teach, Learn, Share

We really want to learn Spanish!

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Uruguay, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Thailand, United States

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