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To make an impact on the world - to find out what this may be I need to meet as many people, hear as many stories, and experience as many cultures as possible. There are a lot of wonderful and terrible things out there, I want to up the loveliness factor
That I am a fun person who loves life and lives it to the fullest. I love to meet new people and connect friends from all over the world.
Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying. ~ Christian Gellert
To be happy with yourself, you've got to lose yourself now and then. ~ Bob Genovesi
I try not to worry too far into the future - be conscious but spontaneous, be aware but sometimes blissfully ignorant. Love your family and friends without limits. Don't care what anyone else thinks - do what you want to do when you want to do it, otherwise how will you ever achieve happiness?
Money is something that will disappear but the experiences you have in life will stay with you forever so don't "buy" too much into that either. As my grandmother always says - if God wants you to have money, then you will.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
My friend Emma and I backpacked the incredible South of Chile, staying with Couchsurfers from all walks of life along the way. We made some amazing friends, overcame language barriers and got way more out our trip than we ever imagined possible. The places you visit will always be exciting and new but the people will make the memories you will keep forever.
Enjoyed hosting in Santiago - you get to show your surfers your version of the city and help them feel relaxed in a more home environment and have a more personal travel experience.
BOOKS! the beach, travel, music, music, music! movies of any kind in any language of any length, yoga, meditation, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, family time, jewelry making, mountains, waterfalls, my fluffy bed, mermaids, fairy tales, exotic creatures, mossy shade, history, stories, grandparents, love, ghosts, pondering of the future, politics, human rights, the environment, languages, local flavor
- human rights
- rock climbing
Music, Movies, and Books
The Shining, The Artist, Ice Age, City of God,
Shantaram, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Tudor age History Books, Tiger's Wife, On the Road, DUNE, any epic literature - Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Sci fi novels
Music...where to even begin...
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Hiking hours back into Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica to where no other people existed - only the rainforest and the one person I was with. Naked swimming and picnic - one of the most beautiful days of my life.
Couch surfing in the South of Chile to the village of Pucón in the summertime - we stayed with Volcano climbing guides. It was beautiful beach weather at ground level but at the top of Volcan Villarica it was snowy and fantastic. A beautiful villlage that really comes alive in the summer. Would love to return to do kayaking and visit the hot springs - so much amazing nature.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Spain, United States