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I love learning about other people and their little quirks and travels, as, I'm sure, does everyone else on couchsurfing. My husband and I are currently on a year-long roadtrip around the western U.S., living out of our truck and fufilling our bohemian destinies, yata yata yata. We are enjoying it! I like reading, going out dancing, doing yoga, hiking, traveling, all that good stuff.
I believe that helping others is paramount to a happy and fulfilling life. I also think that understanding others' perceptions and being exposed to alternative lifestyles is the only way to get over stereotypes and prejudices. Finally, I just like being happy, and I like other people who have that same goal.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I enjoy going to couchsurfing get-togethers when possible and have couchsurfed quite a bit in Spain. It has been a while since I have participated, but my husband and I are hoping to get re-involved.
Probably my favorite experience was in Seville, Spain. I was staying in a tiny tiny flat with a Moroccan guy who was also hosting a girl from England and one from France. It was a lovely experience mostly because he was crazy but by the end I not only knew all about Seville because he was a tour guide there, but I also made friends in other countries who I plan on visiting in my next trip to Europe.
I really love reading. During our road trip, I am trying to read 2 books per week. It is hit or miss... But I am enjoying the pursuit!
Cooking & baking, horseback riding, yoga (currently starting a home Ashtanga practice), bike riding, trying new activities, painting, music in other languages even when I don't know what they're saying, reading classic novels, I'm pretty open to almost anything.
- bungee jumping
- extreme sports
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Snow Patrol, Kate Walsh, Kaki King, Adele, Miles Davis, Feist, Tracy Chapman, Camila, Norah Jones, the Bridges, Third Eye Blind, Goo Goo Dolls, Jovanotti, classical (strings particularly), jazz (any), and I'm a huge 90s alternative fan.
Authors: Barbara Kingsolver, Alexandre Dumas, Michael Pollan, Bret Easton Ellis, Stoker, Walpole, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Keats, Jane Austen, many more
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Lived in a tiny house for 2 years
Teach, Learn, Share
I love hearing about others' experiences. Sharing stories helps us understand our world and our place within it, I think.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I have a decent grasp of Spanish, and am still reaching for Italian, but am happy to try to speak and practice in either. I can bake really well (with recipes). I can have day-long conversations about books. All the books!
I can also cook (with recipes) and love making meals for others.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Mexico, Nicaragua
Countries I’ve Lived In
Costa Rica, Spain, United States