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I have been traveling the world since 2011, an adventure that began more by accident than by design. I love living a simple life at a slow pace, savoring the little pleasure in each moment. I have come to take immense pleasure in discovering this simple lifestyle while exploring the wonders of this world.
More than anything, my insatiable curiosity is what has kept me traveling the world. Meeting amazing people, learning about the world, learning new skills, and going through spiritual transformation. I love long deep conversations and philosophizing on the nature of the world.
I am a traveler, dancer, artist, engineer, musician and accidental mystic (I didn't seek it out, it found me).
My style of travel has changed many times over the years. At the moment I mostly linger in each location for several months in order to learn of each culture in greater depth.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I am a perpetual traveler and love meeting other people with a similar love for travel. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing amazing experiences, no matter if it is an hour of conversation, a night out, or weeks traveling together. I am not seeking out a free bed, I simply want to meet interesting people!
- Travel ... to see for myself the reality of what the world is like
- Meeting New People & Making Friends
- Learning about the world and new cultures
- Exploring amazing food around the world
- Photography as a way capture the feeling of travel
- Traditional Irish music (I play the violin)
- Dancing (partner dancing only ... tango, salsa, bachata, etc.)
- Meditation, Energy Work, Yoga
- Wine Festivals
- People Watching
- Drinking Yerba Maté
- Stock Investing
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Mostly fantasy and sci-fi, with a scattering of random other topics mixed in. Especially: The Alabaster Girl (Zan Perrion), Mastery (George Leonard), Path Notes of an American Ninja Master (Dr. Glenn Morris).
Music: Traditional Irish music (because I that is the music I play on violin), and any other music that touches my soul.
Movies: Princess Bride, The World's Fastest Indian, The Man From Earth, Elegy, Interstate 60, Boondock Saints, Megamind, Henry V, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wall-E, V For Vendetta, Secondhand Lions, Dead Poet's Society
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
- Riding my motorcycle from Alaska to Argentina
- Learning tango dancing in Argentina for seven months
- Being handed a complete stranger's baby in Egypt standing by the Great Pyramid
- Discovering a bar in Tokyo run by Buddhist Monks
- Discovering meditation, energy work and yoga
Teach, Learn, Share
I'm always happy to teach tango dancing or to help someone get started traveling the world. I can share how to get started with meditation.
I always love sharing a long conversation over a tasty drink, especially yerba mate or a bottle of wine.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Stories from my travels, culture exchange, tips on travel, good conversation and fun times.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Laos, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay
Countries I’ve Lived In