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Overview

  • 8 References 8 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 35, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Entrepreneur
  • University Graduate
  • From Springfield, MO USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

"Go west, young man, go west."

ABOUT ME

Hello

I am originally from Missouri, though I have lived in Los Angeles, CA about 7 years. I have worked in soccer, events, marketing, motorcycles, photography, and film.

Once upon a time, I quit my job, gave my motorcycle to a friend, and sold everything except for what I could fit into my backpack.

I started my journey in Australia, then Bali, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, England, Czech, Turkey, Romania, Hungry, Ukraine, Poland, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, then I reclaimed my motorcycle and finished with a 4 week, 6000 mile motorcycle tour around the states.

Now I'm back at it.

I am currently finishing up a second world tour. This time I spent extensive time revisiting some of my favorite places from the past, as well as, exploring new zones. I saw Thailand, Myanmar, Nepal, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Sweden.

Well, I'm back again and I'm ready to find a place to call home. Armed with only a motorcycle and few necessary possessions I am setting sails west. I will be checking out Colorado very soon. If I like it I'll stay and will be hosting. And if it doesn't work out I will keep moving down the line, Utah, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Mexico are all on my list. So see you soon!

PHILOSOPHY

Knowledge and empathy are the most worthy life pursuits.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I can cook, I enjoy nightlife, I can speak English.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Um, everyday host in college... And occasionally a surfer.

Interests

I enjoy vegan cooking, live music, running, cycling, reading, and film.

  • cooking
  • vegan
  • running
  • reading
  • music
  • live music
  • cycling
  • backpacking
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

Ramones, Clash, Smiths, Modest Mouse, Future Islands, Desmond Dekker, Elvis, Hank Williams Sr, Sam Cook

Hunter S Thompson, Chuck P, Howard Zinn, Anthony Bourdain, Peter Joseph

Howl's Moving Castle, Samsara, Big Labowski, Vacation, Eraserhead, The Good The Bad The Ugly, Pulp Fiction

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I'm doing that now.

One of the best experiences of my life has been motor biking from south Vietnam to the north in about 3 weeks. Massive city water fights for Laos New Year. Puma caretaker in the Amazon jungle. Trekking Mt. Fuji. Diving with whale sharks. Annapurna Circuit. Inca trail. Motorcycle touring the USA. Angkor Wat. Sailing from Panama to Colombia. Phuket Vegetarian Festival.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Viet Nam

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