Wants to Meet Up
- 69% response rate
- Last login about 7 hours ago
Join Couchsurfing to see Michelle’s full profile. It’s free!
Spending some time in Florida
Originally from Tampa, Florida, I've spent the better part of the past five years overseas, with a brief stint back in the US. Most of that time has been in Warsaw, and I love it! Warsaw is home now.
I've done a couple long-term solo trips in Europe and have spent several months at a time in different regions of sub-saharan 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 spent this past summer in Lviv and am keen to get back to Ukraine to explore a bit more. I'm also planning a trip to minsk.
"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.
Writing this here as its at the top of the profile: *******THIS IS NOT A DATING SITE. ANY MESSAGES OF THAT SORT WILL BE REPORTED AS IT RUINS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF COUCHSURFING*****
Now that that's taken care of....
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.
- historic sites
- slavic culture
Music, Movies, and Books
Really cheesy pop music, horror films, and history books!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
My "favorite" experience constantly changes, but I'm currently still hung up on when a lemur tried to eat my hair at a monkey reserve in South Africa.
Teach, Learn, Share
I love talking about travel and giving travel advice whenever I can.
I'm learning Polish, though very elementary at the moment.
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.
If you collect some kind of postcard, magnet, or any little tchotski please don't hesitate to let me know and I'll bring one for you! I collect Christmas ornaments, so I totally get it!
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, 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