Dan McCartney

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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  • I create art for print and web
  • I have been educated by a series of experiments and failu...
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About Me


My mission is the meet interesting people both at home and abroad.



This is not freeloading.org

Ask me.

This is almost impossible to fill out, eh? Say too much in all it's gory detail and you come off crazy. Fill it out too little and seems suspicious. I will try to represent an overall personality type and let the references fill in the blanks.

Ideally you will be OVER 22.5

If you ask me and I accept and plan on arrival, please do not keep looking and then 3 days later say "hey dude sorry found a better place". This is how you get a negative review

I don't know about art but i know what I like.
Adventures in art, traveling and music are my main loves. The newness. The unexpected. The unfolding yet familiar fates all boiling into one great time.

I would hope that I was selected to host, not just the one that said yes to an email blast. I am not gonna make you read a story and sneak in a code word you must say..etc. Part of me understands the maximum learning experience of roulette wheel of strangers, part of me wants to keep it loosely marginalized. It is my home.

420 friendly


ART is pART of pARTy

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate by giving the traveler a clean relaxed spot to rest. I have spacious options for the road weary and know a thing or two about above and underground party spots when its time to explore.

I like off the beaten path stuff. This is an invaluable resource for those interested in the city as a whole.


A lil hosting crashing and partying, nothing too far flung yet.

update3: 2014 after being signed off for a while and now reopening I have noticed the early 20s do not read profiles and seem to not care about host's acceptance into thier HOME. I have accepted a few early 20s and a few days later they say they found somewhere else will complete disregard to my stance. INFURIATING.

update2:2012 Now that i have been involved for a stint, one thing jumps out. It is ALL about the people. At first I mostly took this as a way for peeps to save some bucks and sleep in interesting places. While this is a definite positive side effect, for me it is truly about learning the local community in which my surfer came from. I can look up Female Brazilian water polo on Wiki, but to hear personal depictions really sends it home (thanks Rafa)

update 1: had a great time in Brazil. Was there for 5 weeks and got a good dose of exposure to the true power of a community. Well organized fun and engaging I got to witness the true potential of this site.


I enjoy innovations and creativity. In music, art, design, conversation, dance, beer recipes.... all life.

Above ground tree roots and their mangled sea-serpent type nature.

The word platypus.

The word smock.

Projections on top of people wearing white.

High altitude views over looking structures and canyons.

Music, Movies, and Books

I like the movie about the book with the killer soundtrack.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

i saw a kid with head phones crossing the street absolutely destroyed by a speeding car. We assumed we just witnessed death. However he stands up, brushes his shoulder off, looks around, takes off his headphones and tosses them in the trash as he calmly walked down the block shrugging his shoulders and shaking his head.

Teach, Learn, Share

H-A-double R-I-GAN spells HARRIGAN

What I Can Share with Hosts

the small world in which I occupy.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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