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  • Fluent in English; learning Italian, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Teacher
  • Bachelor's degrees
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About Me




I love learning about other people and their little quirks and travels, as, I'm sure, does everyone else on couchsurfing. In December I returned from my 3 month trip to Europe where I couchsurfed for the first time in my life and several times after, verifying that this website is the best thing that can possibly happen to someone who likes people and is traveling :]. Adjectives to describe me might run along the lines of honest, caring, considerate, clean, fun-loving, and occasionally sarcastic. I like reading, going out dancing, doing yoga, hiking, traveling, all that good stuff.

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I believe that helping others is paramount to a happy and fulfilling life. I also think that understanding other's 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


I love going to couchsurfing get-togethers and have couchsurfed quite a bit in Spain so I hope to give back and start hosting when I move into my own place in Phoenix.


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.


Blackberry wine, cooking & baking, humor, the show _The Big Bang Theory_, horseback riding, yoga, bike riding, extreme sports like bungee jumping, trying new activities, painting, music in other languages even when I don't know what they're saying, reading classic novels, it's a pretty long list

  • dancing
  • cooking
  • wine
  • baking
  • yoga
  • running
  • reading
  • traveling
  • painting
  • music
  • cycling
  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • bungee jumping
  • sports
  • extreme sports
  • languages
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Passenger, Bon Iver, Snow Patrol, Kate Walsh, Kaki King, Adele, Florence and the Machine, Miles Davis, Feist, Tracy Chapman, Cee Lo Green, Corinne Bailey Rae, 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: Alexandre Dumas, Bret Easton Ellis, Stoker, Walpole, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Keats, Jane Austen, Barbara Kingsolver, David Sedaris, Alcott, Jean Auel, many more

Teach, Learn, Share

I am at an intermediate-high, maybe advanced-low on a good day, level of Spanish
Probably a beginner-intermediate level for Italian
I would LOVE to learn Russian, or really any other language for that matter

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Nicaragua

Countries I’ve Lived In

Costa Rica, Spain, United States

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