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Melissa Lochhead

Banff, Alberta, Canada

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Overview

  • 36 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Sign Language - American
  • 25, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • hopeless wanderer
  • student of the world
  • From Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

The world is big and time is small, so make friends, make love, live now, and never hold back.

ABOUT ME

I am passionate about people and the human connection. I love helping people learn and grow, and I am on a mission to find my contribution. I have a big space in my heart for the environment and nature. A cool mountain breeze, the smell of the ocean, dirt on my fingers, warm sunshine, the sound of rain on a tent, stargazing from the top of a mountain-these are the things that make me happy. I can be a bit of a hippie sometimes, as I dont like to wear shoes, and I try to use the most natural products and food available. I love adventure and long journeys, and when I'm not on one I get antsy and anxious. I love yoga, hoola hooping, slacklining, hiking, road trips, thunderstorms, and singing songs around campfires. I''d like to think I'm a pretty good cook, and that I am a very good judge of character. On any normal day you'd probably find me at yoga, on the mountain somewhere, always outdoors and never without a camera (usually film), or in a cute little organic cafe, reading or writing, and having long conversations with random strangers. You'll find I'm a simple person who enjoys the little things in life, and all I really want to do is make a difference-big or small-in yours.

Nice to meet you.

PHILOSOPHY

The only people are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to live, mad to die, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time. The ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle you see the blue center-light pop and everybody goes “ahhh”-Kerouac

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Making the world feel like a smaller, more comfortable place. I want everyone to feel welcome and at home wherever they go and realize that we are all one people

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have had the honor of hosting a lot of people on my couch, as well as showing people around my town, and it has helped me to fall in love with this place I call home. Surfed for the first time in Costa Rica this year, and I'm never looking back!I love meeting new people. I find there is always more for me to learn, and new things to add to my bucket list!

Interests

yoga, cycling, paddleboarding, photography, writing, green living, hiking, hoola hooping, slacklining, london fogs and chai lattes, a good book, warm sunshine, art in any form, good music, rain falling on a tent roof...

Music, Movies & Books

All of the above

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Once, I was hitchiking the east coast of Australia with my German friend, Sina. We were too broke to do many tourist attractions, so we decided to stick out our thumbs out at a harbour in Airlie Beach and see if we could catch a ride to an island. Not half an hour after we posted a hand-written note on some paper we scrounged from the bin, we got a phone call from two old dudes who were moving a yacht from Airlie to Sydney, and they needed extra hands on deck. We spent the next 5 days with them, learning how to sail and navigate by the stars, outrunning a hurricane and exploring gorgeous, remote islands that most people have never heard of. It was one hell of a ride and I would do it all again in a heartbeat!

Teach, Learn, Share

"Don't ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, Canada, Thailand

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