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Tara Petite

Hagerstown, MD, United States

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  • 1 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 42, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • Homeschooling mom, natural foods buy...
  • B.A. in English, working on my Maste...
  • From Moved a lot as a kid...around the States, Spain & Eastern Canada
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About Me


To facilitate pleasant travels for like-minded folk.


Vegan & raw foodie homeschooling family living in the Maryland suburbs... Dad is from Canada, mom is from US... We have three kids and are trying to provide them with diverse experiences to broaden their world view a bit. :-)


This is always evolving... But, one steadfast element would be honesty and truth... with both myself and my relationships... the rest will flow.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


We are willing to host when it jives with our crazy schedule. As for traveling ourselves, as a family of five, I feel like a bit of an imposing Couchsurfing prospect, but we would like to plan a couple adventures in the upcoming years, and would love to connect with real people, rather than hotel chains!


I have lived overseas as a child, and as a newlywed, and have fond memories of foreign adventures. Though I haven't utilized the Couchsurfing network myself, yet, I love the concept.


raw foods, reading, hanging out with my kids, walking, etc...

Music, Movies & Books

Anything that inspires me... I read a lot of non-fiction... philosophy... health... personal-growth, etc... Music is a language I don't speak, but can interpret freely... We unplugged a couple years ago... no cable TV, but I enjoy an occasional thought-provoking or laugh-inducing movie, or insightful personal videos on YouTube.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

At the risk of sounding cliche, becoming a parent definitely tops my most amazing experience list. :-)

Teach, Learn, Share

I lost over 100 pounds starting back in 2005, and have been on a continued journey to heal and learn more about health. For the past four or five years, I've been following an exclusively raw vegan dietary path, and am enjoying seeing where that takes me. I can make a good smoothie, salad or chia pudding. I love to hear other people's stories of wellness and self-discovery!

What I Can Share With Hosts

Conversation and gratitude. :-)

Countries I've Visited

Italy, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, Italy, Spain, United States

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