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Overview

  • 4 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic
  • 45, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Business Owner
  • Masters (in progress), BSBA Management, Management Inform...
  • From Mount Auburn, Illinois U.S.A.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Meet, Greet, and Travel! And build lasting friendships along the way. I hope we all can be so lucky...

ABOUT ME

I guess my friends would say, FUN! I love to find adventure in everything and the best in all. Embracing people for who they are, respecting their opinions, and learning from their experiences makes life so much more enticing, enjoyable, and fulfilling! New to couch surfing although have hosted and loved it so much! Hope to meet all of you someday down the road of life... Happy travels!

PHILOSOPHY

Never look a gift horse in the mouth. I have learned to do good by other and never question when someone does good by me.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am new to CouchSurfing. I am really looking forward to "surfing" a few couches on my next trips and hopefully be at home long enough to host others as well. What a great way this is for us slowly bring this world a little closer, a few travelers at a time...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Haven't had any yet other than events. Can't wait to add some content here!!

Interests

I love food and experiencing a culture and location through its food and cooking styles. I also love adventure, outdoors, and fine dining. I love history and historical places throughout the world. In Chicago, I love the lakefront (live right across the street from the bike path) and try to be out every weekend.

  • culture
  • dining
  • cooking
  • fine dining
  • running
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • scuba diving
  • business
  • history
  • international relations

Music, Movies, and Books

Love movies, mostly independent and foreign although the occasional Hollywood blockbuster can be good. Music interests are all over the map. If my ears like it, I listen to it. Love all kinds of books but mostly non-fiction. Books about history and culture and biographies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Been mountain biking in Patagonia (Chile). Trekked up to Machu Picchu Peru. Stood atop the Eiffel Tower. Scuba diving in the Caribbean. Will be running with the bulls in 2012. Lived in Las Vegas, Nevada (that was an adventure!). And looking to do so much more.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a business owner so I can offer people a lot of insight on career oriented decisions. Also tax related issues (real fun right!!). Aside from business stuff, I'm really interested in and educated in international relations, world political issues, and history of The Middle East.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Chile, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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