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  • 10 References 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning French, German
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Marketing & Design
  • B.A. Communications Advertising w/ Minor in Art
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About Me

Hello, my name is Ryan. How would I describe myself? Three words - € hardworking, alpha male, jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable.

I'm a true gemini at heart. I enjoy taking on new adventure and learning as much as I can about the world. Things like salsa dancing, motorcycle riding and surfing are only some of the hobbies I enjoy. A couple years ago I did a study abroad in Paris, France. Ever since that trip, I've had the travel bug. A couple months ago I traveled to Spain to do the Running of the Bulls in which me and my friends were robbed the very first night. Even though I was left with no money, passport or insurance..we continued our trip to run with the bulls and had an AMAZING time. We then journeyed to Berlin and Amsterdam. It just goes to show that you can't let material possessions or a bump in the road stop you from having a great time.I love to joke with my friends and go on new adventures.

Although I'm quite the thrill seeker, I still enjoy getting work done. In fact, I started a guerrilla marketing blog and was recently interviewed by Entrepreneur Magazine. I was also able to quit my job in the advertising & marketing field so I can further pursue my dreams of building a bucket list non-profit organization, web design company and marketing news source.Throughout my journey, family and friends have always been a priority. They have been supportive of all my decisions (except solo skydiving and riding a motorcycle) and are a huge part of my life. I'm also a huge dog person and have a mutt named Scout because when we first got him, he wandered around exploring (just like me!).

Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
1) Recently started my AFF Certification so I can do Solo Skydiving. Then moving to base jumping and wingsuits!
2) Had a near death experience on while riding up in Julian,CA on my motorcycle. Left me to appreciate and ENJOY every moment in life! :)
3) Can't sneeze around strangers.
4) Plans to live in Europe for at least 9 months to a year.
5) I floss daily

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

I look forward to meeting you!

Find me on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ryan.s.lum
Watch my travel video: http://vimeo.com/ryanscottlum
Watch my bucketlisting videos: http://vimeo.com/fwdmotion

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've hosted a couple travelers from around the world and have had the pleasure of surfing some couches and really cherish the memories and new friendships. I truly see the value in this organization and want to stay involved. I also enjoy the meetups as well!


- Art & Graphic Design
- Web Design
- Marketing & Advertising
- Music (duh)
- Surfing, Boxing, Working out, Yoga, Rock Climbing
- Cooking
- Traveling
- Motorcycles
- Salsa Dancing
- Outdoors & Hiking

  • design
  • photography
  • burningman
  • salsa dancing
  • yoga
  • motorcycles
  • traveling
  • music
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • marketing

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: The Motorcycle Diaries, The Beach, The Art of Travel, Long Way Round, Long Way Down, Boondock Saints, Outsourced, Into the Wild

Books: The Art of Happiness

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

- Running of the bulls in Spain
- Skydiving Solo
- Bungee Jumping
- Kayaking in Bioluminescent water
- Sleeping in the Ice Hotel in Sweden
- Bathed in the Blue Lagoon
- Tried traditional Icelandic Þorrablót Food

Teach, Learn, Share

I work as a graphic and web designer and would be happy to show you around making a website!I also enjoy surfing (also have an extra board), playing guitar, photography and can give you some hints to get started!LearnHuge bucket lister and love trying new things.I really want to learn about french culture and the language.Always love learning new guitar songs

I'm always interested in meeting new people to go on new adventures with. I'd love to help you check off some items on yours!
My Travel Blog

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, United States

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