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  • 5 References 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 32, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Former sales associate turned to Odd jobs :)
  • Bachelor Degree in Communications from UNF
  • From Palm Coast, FL
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About Me


Travel the world following my passions


I am a native Floridian thats a gypsy at heart. I left my office job in Southern California to explore my passion of yoga and travel. I have been traveling for over 2.5 years now, working some and playing most. I live in the Bahamas on a yacht, then spent 6 weeks in India getting my yoga teacher training. After that I hopped through England, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Denmark Sweden, Ireland and Canada. I plan to spend the next year traveling as well. :)

I am very silly, fun, easy going and have a zest for life and trying new things... and everything! I am very adaptable and can camp on a beach with a rock as my pillow, or have tea with the queen. ;-) I am active and love the outdoors. I also just ran my first half marathon and walked the el camino de Santiago across Spain. I love yoga, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding... and pretty much anything involving outdoors and fitness.


Everybody is a work in progress

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am normally just looking for a good companion to meet up with along my travels. I occasionally crash a couch, and am open to travelers when I'm actually home in FL... which isn't offend at this point in my life. :)


My first couch surfing experience was this summer in Copenhagen. I've had both good, and bad experiences staying with hosts... But mainly good. I found that some treat this as a dating sight, while I'm just looking for friendship. :)


Travel, Yoga, writing, horseback riding, hiking, boating, laughter, adventure.

  • writing
  • fitness
  • yoga
  • marathon
  • walking
  • yachting
  • boating
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • kayaking
  • camping
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • teaching
  • road trips
  • beaches
  • mountains

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Island hopping to tiny islands in the Exumas...

Walking the El Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Backpacking through Europe.

Hiking mountains in Norway.

Scaling the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Road-tripping all around the world, LOVE road trips.

Learning Yoga in India.

Doing the great ocean road walk in Australia.

Swimming with sharks in the Caribbean.

Swimming in caves in the Mediterranean.

And giving up on a normal life to follow my dreams!

Teach, Learn, Share

I have so much to share and desire to help others find there dreams, and accomplish them.

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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