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After graduating from Uni/college in America, I took 16 months to travel Australia-Asia-Europe March 2010-June 2011. Then I went back home and worked in my degree (in a juice lab) for 8 months before I landed a job as an International...something. Maybe it would be called like an International liaison-operations-manager somethingorother. I'm not sure, I'll have to think of a title. Basically I'll be opening up international satellite branches for a US flavor company, spending 6-12 months in each place until I have the office/warehouses up and running.
The more people I meet and places I learn about, the more I want to travel. It's never going to stop.
I live my life to LIVE! I think living is about traveling, loving, experiencing everything the world has to offer, and sharing everything I can whilst keeping an open mind.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Sharing my travels and photos with fellow CSers. I attend and create events and meetings and hosting when I can!Hosting in Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia:Birgit Straka from AustriaFelix from AustriaLea Dressen from GermanySteffi Spreen from GermanyStephanie Verhoeven from BelgiumKristy from BelgiumSnir Niv from JerusalemSeongjin Ha from South KoreaLorna Cook from EnglandKate Potter from England Sophie from EnglandSean McKenna from USAYogesh Parmar from IndiaMatthias Reichel from GermanyStefan from GermanyTee Han Fund from MalaysiaBiBi from MalaysiaQuinn McLean from CanadaJenelle Matson from CanadaAlex Wagner from GermanyLouise Ekelund from SwedenJulia Rosenqvist from SwedenShaun Powell from CanadaNada from CanadaFelix Groyer from GermanyChris Gath from EnglandNanang Selamet Hidayat from IndonesiaHosting in Mandurah, WA, Australia:Philipp Elmer from GermanySabine Grimm from GermanyMany thanks to those that hosted me throughout the world:Linda Regan – Tavernier, FL, USASharon Hammer – Huntington Beach, CA, USABrian Conopask – Huntington Beach, CA, USAYosemiteBear Paul Vasquez – Yosemite National Park, CA, USALAPSpeedy Lena – Napa, CA, USAPeter Mentor – Pacific Grove, CA, USALinda Regan – Tavernier, FL, USA (again)Cody Bishop – Tuscaloosa, AL, USASusan Ritchie – Sydney, NSW, AustraliaLabrador Mark – Sydney, NSW, AustraliaAdam Mizdail – Manly, NSW, AustraliaGazza Gary – Miami, QLD, AustraliaChris Long – Port Macquarie, NSW, AustraliaAries Hung – Hong Kong Island, Hong KongAnasee Ann – Kowloon, Hong KongBiBi – Queenstown, NZMelissa Pol & kids – Taupo, NZMo Killip – Nelson, NZAhmed D4 – Auckland, NZSusan Ritchie – Sydney, NSW, Australia (again)Kurt Sorensen – Terrigal, NSW, AustraliaCarly Parkes – Terrigal, NSW, AustraliaKathy and Vic – Terrigal, NSW, AustraliaDamo – Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaGrant Braban – Princeton, VIC, AustraliaBeth – Darwin, NT, AustraliaNgurah Made – Bali, IndonesiaYamil and Mario – Gili Air, IndonesiaBeth – Darwin, NT, Australia (again)Richard Fairman – Kununurra, WA, AustraliaEmily Sutcliffe – Halls Creek, NT, AustraliaMarina Couchman – Karratha, WA, AustraliaJoel Batten – Exmouth, WA, AustraliaAdam Garrison – Exmouth, WA, AustraliaJacqui Snyder – Carnarvon, WA, AustraliaSilvia and Glenn – Perth, WA, AustraliaMarin Haldane – Cairns, QLD, AustraliaAlexander Febistian – Kuta, Bali, IndonesiaDenton Hockley – Ubud, Bali, IndonesiaLinda Mistika and Diego – Ubud, Bali, IndonesiaCasper and Erin Adson – Yallingup, WA, AustraliaPorus Satwe – Singapore, SingaporeDaniel Bensryd – Koh Phi Phi, ThailandSarah Wales – Phuket, ThailandMelinda Matulis – Phuket, ThailandPeter and family – Koh Tao, ThailandMariusz Pawlowski – Koh Phangan, ThailandAmelia Towle – Pak Kret, Bangkok, ThailandDave MacDonald - Vancouver, BC, Canada
My first solo trip was a two week vacation to California. I met the most amazing, honest, trustworthy, interesting, and generous people of my life. Since then I have hosted and surfed all over Oceania, attended and created events, and met the best people and had the best experiences.
I believe CSing should be a part of everyone's life, it really opens up the world and reminds you that humans aren't so bad after all.
While traveling long term, it is so nice to be welcomed into a home, see how other people live, and gain new friends and "family". I now have new best friends all over the world, new mothers and father, and new grandmothers and grandfathers.
Having to say goodbye is the worst part of CSing, but knowing that you will meet again one day is the best!
SCUBA, photography, surfing, swimming, fishing (but not killing), gymnastics, dancing
visited 31 states (13.7%)Create your own visited map of The World or Like this? try: Abracadabra
Music, Movies, and Books
I'm out of college and finally have time to read again! Any books you recommend let me know and I'll read it!
I love Jimmy Buffett. His life of living and traveling is what I strive for; it's actually his life that started me on my traveling and ocean kick. As for other music, I like everything. I'm very open minded and listen to it all: country, hippity hop, electro, jazz, pop, dance, house, caribbean, etc
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Fish Rock Cave. DIVE it!
Domestic volunteer on Mike Ball Liveaboard Dive Boat: worth it, do it! 2 weeks diving on the best of the GBR and Osprey Reefs in exchange for chopping a few vegetables...
Diving in Indonesia...do it!
Riding and bathing elephants and walking a tiger in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles thanks to our host Grant Baraban...many many thanks!
Teach, Learn, Share
Life is for living, so live it!
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ireland, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, South Korea, Thailand, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.
Countries I’ve Lived In
Australia, United States