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  • 7 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 31, Other
  • Member since 2010
  • Retired!
  • Bachelors Degrees from Washington State University GO COUGS!
  • From Portland, OR USA
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About Me


travel until we have to get real jobs


We are 30 and 31 years old and we love travel more than anything! We have been to 46 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!


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

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


We've surfed and hosted!


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!


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, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, China, Thailand, United States

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