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Ryan Braun

Prudhoe Bay, AK, USA

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  • 2 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 25, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Cowabunga Helicopter Mechanic
  • Associate of applied Science Degree ...
  • From Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
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About Me


Travel the world to meet YOU.


I'm an outdoorsy type and spend most of my time outside. I grew up in the Midwest United States, but live mostly in the West now. I enjoy traveling out of a backpack when outside the country for long periods of time and 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


I am brand new to both surfing and hosting, but I love to travel and meet new people, and am excited to be involved with the community.


I have not so many. Brand New!

visited 33 states (66%)Create your own visited map of The United States or Triposo world travel guide for Android

visited 11 states (4.88%)Create your own visited map of The World or another interesting project


I like the doors and the outdoors. I am fond backcountry backpacking and of mountain climbing. I am also interested in photography, kayaking, SCUBA diving, Salmon fishing, rock climbing, traveling (obviously!) and a lot of other things. I have been known to collect maps of everywhere, jump in puddles whenever there are people around to get wet, and climb anything taller than me. I'm found of wristwatches, nightlife, big storms, icy roads, shinny things, getting lost, street food, outdoor gear stores and anything that has to do with water. I am fascinated by anything that glows in the dark and have a habit for collecting hats. Whatever you are interested in, I am sure I will be interested to talk with you about it!

Music, Movies & Books

Any movie that demands adventure. Most books written by Bill Bryson or Jon Krakauer. Favorite book for years now has been" Into the Wild". When it comes to music I'm all about Indi and American Country.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I loaded up my 40L bag and backpacked South America for six months.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love sharing food, and I’m always up for cooking for anyone. I often cook Indian curries, Italain, and can certainly give you a little taste of the States.(It's not all just peanut butter and burgers)

I can teach you Spanish and/or English. I used to tutor both languages in Latin America. I can train you for outdoor survival, rock climbing, and camping.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, Venezuela, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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