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  • 15 References 11 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 26, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • currently: government wage slave
  • public school + Mcgill University
  • From Rochester, NY, USA
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About Me


Get rid of most of my belongings, pack up a '95 subaru, and take a very long road trip across the US. Ultimately, I want to semi-permanently relocate to somewhere other than the East coast.


It has been my very great privilege to have visited 14 countries, lived in 4, and met such a great number of amazing people. After the last 3 years of living in Rochester NY, working a desk job, and saving money, I'm more than ready to start a new adventure. Even though I've done a bit of travelling, I've never traveled much in my own home country. I'm a huge history nerd, and I am pretty happy to wander around a city or a museum for a day. Naturally a bit of an introvert, I find that the most rewarding experiences are outside of my comfort zone.

I pack light and I'm pretty low maintenance. I have a sleeping bag, pillow, bed roll, tent, lantern, and about 50 books on a kindle. I'm more of a morning person but I can lounge like a champ if that's what you're into. I can live on luna bars and and trail mix but I love good food (especially large breakfasts).


Life is too important to take seriously.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've slept on Couch Surfer's couches in about 8 different countries and met some of the most incredible people. I've never had my own place, so unfortunately I haven't been able to host anyone yet, but I've had a great time in various meetups in Rochester and the Netherlands. I'm pretty convinced that couchsurfers are the nicest, wackiest, kindest, enthusiastic, most genuine population out there.


ultimate frisbee, indian food, biking at night, monty python, literary magazines, the soviet union, ugly sweaters, good coffee, bad jokes, ancient Rome, video editing

  • books
  • dancing
  • tap dancing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • indian food
  • coffee
  • vegetarian
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • history

Music, Movies, and Books

books: The World According to Garp, Herzog, the Once and Future King, Lolita, the Sun also Rises, Arc of Triumph, My Side of the Mountain, A Walk in the Woods, In a Sunburned Country, Freakenomics

movies/tv: the Lives of Others, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Inception, Lord of the Rings, the Pianist, Platoon, whose Line is it Anyway?, any BBC adaption of a Jane Austen book

music: chopin, guster, the strokes, crystal castles, all those whiny hipster bands people love to hate, various rap, dub, electronica

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

well, ziplining upsidown through the Mexican jungle was pretty crazy

Teach, Learn, Share

I know a lot of random historical facts. Also, I can teach you how to tap dance, wiggle your ears, and play the flute (although not simultaneously).

I love going to the market, getting some fruits and veggies, and cooking up a meal with my hosts. And afterwards - I will do the dishes!

What I Can Share with Hosts

Vegetarian meals (I eat meat! I just don't know how to cook it...)
Swing/tap dancing lessons
Ghost stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Germany, Netherlands, United States

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