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I'm an outdoorsy type and spend most of my time outside. I grew up in the Midwest United States, but now live in Alaska. I work through the winter, spring and summer and take off autumns to travel backpacker style. I'm definitely always up for an adventure; getting lost or jumping in on a spontaneous trip never fails to excite me. My reason for traveling is to open up my mind, to question my assumptions and to learn. I enjoy people, particularly someone who can show me something new or remind me of something important. I am human, so yeah, I get cranky if I don't eat enough- but I consider myself a happy person and tend to be an easygoing guy on my travels.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs, instead ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I'm often placed in odd locations all over Alaska during the summer season and make an effort to always assist the many tourists and adventures passing through our beloved state. When abroad I try to share my Alaskan and American culture with food, language, conversation and stories.
I was on a roadtrip through Canada with two french hitchhikers and they helped me break my shyness with Couchsurfing. Our hosts were so welcoming and fun in British Colombia. They taught us how to slackline! It was a great feeling to meet so many people with such warm hearts and trust.
I do a lot of hiking and I adore mountain wilderness and desert landscapes. I am fond of adventures in backcountry camping and mountain climbing. When available I often take sport in rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving, and fishing. I am also deeply interested in foreign languages, ethnic food, and string instruments. I play guitar and violin when I'm at home and have time. Whatever you are interested in, I am sure I will be interested to talk with you about it!
Music, Movies, and Books
Any movie that demands adventure. Most books written by Bill Bryson or Jon Krakauer. Favorite book is Shantaram by Robert Gregory. When it comes to music I'm all about Indi and American Country.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I loaded up a small bag and backpacked South America, Central America and North America for 10 months from Santiago, Chile to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Teach, Learn, Share
I enjoy teaching and learning how to cook. I'm big into Indian curries, Italian, and baking breads. If you wish I can tutor you in Spanish and/or English, as I've always had a passion with languages and I'm always thrilled to learn new tongues. I can offer a little guitar guidance if we have one on hand.
Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Venezuela, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In
Ecuador, United States