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  • Fluent in English
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Dry Cleaner
  • I have a Bachelors degree in Information Systems and Tech...
  • From Des Plaines, IL, USA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


I am traveling around Europe starting in mid April to mid May for my first solo vacation ever.


I'm a 23 year old male, that was raised right out side of Chicago in the North West suburbs. I have just recently finished college, and have been looking into joining the U.S. Marines for a short stint. Since all government agencies seem to be absolutely terrible at administrative work, I am in a form of purgatory between getting into the armed forces, and getting a grownup job. So during this time, I figure I might as well travel while I have the chance.


I live my life to do what I want. I am an American, which many people across the world hate. But being and American has made me who I am. I don't care what other people do, I was raised that anyone can do anything they want with whoever they want, and that's how I'm going to live my life too. I'm a very open person and and believe that the meaning to life is anything you want it to be.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have never used this site before. I like the concept, and think that the idea is great. I currently am out of school, so I am living with my parents for the moment, which makes it very difficult for me to host. But I hope that once I get my own place I can help out other surfers.


Hanging out, hiking, video games, computers, working out, reading, drinking, Marines, Music. What ever human beings like to do.

  • working out
  • drinking
  • video games
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking

Music, Movies, and Books

Trailer Park Boys, King of the Hill, My Friend Leonard, True Romance, Bright Shiny Morning, The Road, The Elegant Universe, Coal Chamber, Black Sabbath, Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Rancid, Lars Frederickson and the Bastards, Reel Big Fish, Less than Jake, The Road, The Rum Diaries, Buitiful. I'm not going to go on forever.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ummmm... I threw out the first pitch at a Cubs game when I was like 11. I don't even think it made it home. That's the extent of my amazingness for right now. I hope Europe will be on here in a few weeks.

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Ireland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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