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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 61, Male
  • Member since 2014
  • Traveler
  • Masters, International Relations
  • From Evanston, IL, USA
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About Me


Connect with open minded people who like to travel and experience cultures


Currently focused on living a modest lifestyle with minimal possessions and geared towards experiences and people. I am happy in my own skin and content to be by myself much of the time but love to interact with open minded, flexible people.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Have only done one couchsurfing stint and it was great! Also have met with individual couchsurfers and done couchsurfing meetups in Paris and Sarajevo.


Sports (US Basketball, soccer -- EPL, World Cup); Music (R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, 70s, 80s, 90s, New Wave, Pop); Deep cultural experiences, Ecotourism, Conservation.

  • traveling
  • minimalism
  • new wave
  • zerowaste
  • zero waste
  • premier league

Music, Movies, and Books

Most recently read an interesting book about rounding the Horn of South America. Reading a book in spanish, sirio, about a talking dog (not a children's book). Recently also read about Hiram Bingham, re-discoverer of Macchu Pichu, in Spanish; currently listening to Wale, Notorius BIG, Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, Bruce, U2, Rickie Lee Jones, Swing Out Sister, Everything But the Girl and Kate Bush; always: Dylan, Prince, 80's New Wave, The Police.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Climbed to 6088 meters (Huyana Potosi, Bolivia)

Teach, Learn, Share

I am an avid world backpacker.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Italy, Japan, Philippines, Senegal, United Kingdom, United States

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