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I hosted about 400 travelers over the years. Mostly when I lived in NYC and many with my now ex wife. If you can imagine 400 travelers coming and going you can imagine the stories and experiences and fun I have seen. I am very open minded to all lifestyles. I have experienced a lot of fun and adventure from this site.
Almost all my photos are very old, from when I hosted in NYC. I keep them here for my memories, but they are mostly of just myself and some CS I hosted years ago. Also, the beautiful brunette is my ex-wife Juliane, we did not meet in CS (though we did meet when i was with a couchsurfer host). I do not party as much as it seems in these photos (although I am not against it, I just don't in LA as much as I did in NYC)
I live at the beach in LA at the actual surf/sand. So if you like the beach that is a bonus. I am also 2 miles from LAX.
I have 2 bikes and I bike to Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach very easy. Those spots are all 15 minutes or less by car.
I am open to hosting someone that is low key, or someone that wants to let loose a bit. I have done and seen it all. Since I used to be a big partier i am ok if you are, I love a beer or 4 now and then, but I'm also super chill and low key.
My town is a small beach town in Los Angeles. it has a few bars, coffee shops, some restaurants and is great to walk on the beach.
I live alone
I prefer to spend time with my guests if possible.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I love the interaction of connecting with travelers. I prefer to only host travelers who are visiting LA or someone that at least wants to chat and hang out a little bit. Not someone that uses the bedroom closes the door and we never talk nor see each other, in that case- get an airbnb or something (or I will take donations, lol).
Since I love to travel, and have been all over, having travelers come to me makes me feel like I am on vacation,
I love giving back to people as I can provide a nice safe pace for someone to stay and enjoy.
I like going out,shooting pool, late night walks on the beach. I like warm weather over cold weather though. I like exploring, traveling, creating experiences and making memories. I write have written lyrics/songs in Nashville where I lived for 5 years. I've also lived in Denver.
Music, Movies, and Books
All types as long as the words are good.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I have floated in dead sea, took a cab to Dahab walking across the egypt border, opened a bar with live music in nashville, made fake ids in college to pay for a spring break trip to mexico, climbed mesada, rafted in the jordan, rafted in boulder colorado, partied in vail the 4th of july, rode mechanical bull in tiajana mexico and las vegas, drove the baja, spent new years in new orleans, new years in Edinburgh with cs and gf, new years watching the ball in time square drop, went to vegas for a weekend with some cs and stayed a month, had 225 people show up to my birthday party, moved to nashville one week after visiting there, owned a music venue there, a restaurant there, won poetry awards, wrote a song with famous country songwriter who ended up as my roommate randomly, lived life to fullest, left grad school with a 3.9gpa, smoked pot with hank williams junior on his tour bus, partied with kid rock, befriended the president of a big record label and went to sick country music Nashville parties (really wild partying)I bought one way ticket to Europe 2 days before my trip and stayed over a month without telling family, visited about 15 ex cs, hosted over 300 people, part of a $7500 weekend booze/drinking bill in las vegas with my couch surfers from sweeden and 2 friends, played one on one strip poker with a cs in a hotel room and ran around completely naked up and down the halls very drunk and loud lol, I have a twin sister, volunteer in soup kitchen, studied krav maga, did p90x, photo copied all-access passes to Country Radio Seminar a weekloong festival in Nashville ($600 a ticket) and handed them out to friends and then our first party one got into a fight and we were all thrown out...lol, grew marijuana in Colorado (it is legal there), went to Jerry Springer and WIlcos with cs, been to The Rose Bowl and sugar bowl, spent new years w 80k people on street in Scotland, made it to the last cut for a reality tv show, 4x4 jeep racing in Cozumel, played sand volley ball with an English Rugby team in Antigua, got stitches for a split finger in Mexico (due to a corona bottle smashing in my hand...due to me being drunk walking in sandals), partied with many major country music stars during CRS, traded options on wall street, road trips, I watched the sunset many times without planning to, shaving creamed a friend of mine while sleeping, driving from the police and crashed car into a wall, threw a house party and neighbor claimed their $1000 bushes were ruined (i didnt care). Spent Halloween in New Orleans, i reccommend this. Spent New years in Cuba, Madrid, Italy, Vegas, SF, Nashville, La,NYC, Wanna help me add to this?
What I Can Share with Hosts
I mostly only host. Be respectful and share experiences and conversation. Don't just go to your bedroom and close the door, be social and have fun.
Countries I’ve Visited
Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In