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Planning a trip to Cuba before 45 ruins it for the rest of us!
Originally from Tampa, Florida, I've spent the better part of the past five years overseas.
I've done a couple long-term solo trips in Europe and have spent several months at a time in different regions of sub-sahara Africa. Though I am a very independent traveler, I believe the best experiences in life are shared with others. I'm still good friends with people I've met while traveling and really value keeping in touch.
I lived in Poland for about four years and visit as often as I can.
I’m currently living in Tampa and working for a travel company.
"Difference is normal"- advice given by my Intercultural Communication professor my last semester of undergrad.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Couchsurfing is something I hold very close to my heart, as this community has been there for me since day one of my solo travel. We have each other's backs here.
I must admit that I'm quickly becoming very disillusioned about how commercialized CS has become. This has led to me slowing down on the amount that I host or surf, as I screen people very thoroughly beforehand.
While traveling, I try to make an effort to spend time with my host and get to know them and their cities.
Couchsurfing has been a great way to meet people when moving to a new city.
coffee, culture, photography, food, shopping, language, hiking, history, geography
Oh, and I'm quite proud of my Christmas ornament collection. I like to pick one up from every place I visit.
- womens rights
- volunteer work
- historic sites
- world history
- unesco world heritage sites
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Out of all my formative travel experiences, the best thing thus far has been finding a job that lets me keep my connection to Poland.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love talking about travel and giving travel advice whenever I can.
I can understand minimal Polish and welcome any opportunity to practice, even though I am very shy to speak it.
What I Can Share with Hosts
My best couchsurfing experiences have been the ones where we just click and genuinely enjoy hanging out.
I LOVE history and geography, so I could talk about those subjects for ages and am very interested in learning something new about your country. After studying WWII in both the US and Poland, I've realized how political education is and appreciate hearing other perspectives on historical events.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Botswana, Poland, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States