Paul Austin's Photo

Unverified Profile

  • Payment not verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified

Accepting Guests

  • Last login almost 2 years ago

Join Couchsurfing to see Paul’s full profile.


  • 31 references 21 Confirmed & Positive
  • No languages listed
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Nomadic for many years, much of my 20s was spent roaming from continent to continent, experiencing the novelty of no commitments.

Now I'm rooted in Oakland and open to receiving the occasional guest in my one-bedroom apartment. Most of my days are spent out and around - although I work at home from time-to-time.

If you choose to surf with me, adventure is promised.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To connect with other travelers. To make friends. To see the world through another perspective.


For me, interests vary:

Travel, mushrooms, fresh sourdough from the farmers market, public speaking, hiking, smudging everyone with palo santo, making matcha lattes w/ raw honey.

And conversation while hikrodosing.

(Look it up - "hikrodosing")

  • writing
  • dining
  • coffee
  • fitness
  • meditation
  • drinking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • music
  • jazz
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • soccer
  • business
  • entrepreneurship
  • psychology
  • budget travel
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Spotify Discover for music.

Historical fiction, biographies, and the New Yorker for reading.

Recent movies: The King, Joker, Bohemian Rhapsody.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived my truth - relentlessly.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: Presence

Learn: Humility

Share: Food

What I Can Share with Hosts

Enthusiasm for travel and life.


Good conversation.


My time. The most precious thing of all.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Hungary, Mexico, Portugal, Thailand, Turkey, United States

Old School Badges

  • 2 Vouches

Join Couchsurfing to see Paul’s full profile.

My Groups