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Currently cannot host but if I'm not busy I can show you around!
** There is a CS philosophy for those who are new to this, understand that this is a wonderful way to meet locals and experience hospitality in the best way.
1: You don't pay for hosts
2. If you just need a place to sleep because you're a budget traveler, just say so! I've been in your shoes and will be again, I can respect that you really want to stay with locals but are desperate for a place to stay!
2. Fill out your profile, and if you're unverified with no references, include your FB or some other verification. I don't really care as long as you filled out the profile and have pictures, references aren't a deal breaker for me.
3. Smile and enjoy life
So about meh: I've been backpacking the last two summers across Europe (18 weeks total) and Central America for a month after getting out of the Army in 2014 (3.5 years). I'm currently taking a long break fron Uni to travel as much as I can. Central America came and went, I'll be into Europe again to visit previous couchsurfing guests while making my way to Asia! I plan to settle in New Zealand or wherever to work at a dive shop for a while.
I love to laugh, I crack a lot of jokes, my sense of humor is more along the lines of the British and their commonwealths. I curse a lot but I promise I'm friendly. I enjoy some beer, and/or a fine wine to unwind. I will do anything I can if it means helping someone else. I am very sarcastic. I'll probably be singing along to some music 75% of the time you see me. If I get upset, I stop getting upset and get happy instead.
I'm pretty much down to do anything as long as it probably won't kill me, and even then, I'll give it a whirl.
I go with the flow. I don't want to be rich, I don't want to be world renown. I want to explore this planet, meet some great people and have some crazy memories and stories to tell. Life is too short to worry about fitting in with society just yet!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Surfing: I am probably the easiest guest in the world. I can figure out my way to your place, and I have loved every one of my hosts. I absolutely love the positivity and love from each host I have. I'm personable so I'l talk, I like to sing even if I'm horrible at it. The only thing that makes me difficult is that I don't know exactly when or exactly where I will be going.
Hosting: I get a lot of requests and quite honestly I get lazy if I get a lot at one time so I apologize if I don't reply right away it just means I'm not available. The further out you ask me, the more likely I can accommodate you. The busy times seem to be August-September after the summer work-travel programs end and whenever semesters end for Uni students. If you ask me during those times I do everything I can to host, since I am not too busy at that time, but I can't get everyone! Other than that it's just hoping my schedule isn't too busy to host. I work alot and go to school, and I host to give you a good experience not just a free place :D
I surfed several hosts throughout Europe, one in Mexico and have hosted over 60 surfers total in Orlando! It has been a blast and I love all the different cultures that come through my house!
I am an older soul with a thirst for adventure and abnormally comfortable stepping outside my comfort zone. I have the travel bug, I like to scuba dive longboard, relax at the dog park, go to the springs, wakeboard, go boating, go to the beach, fish, swim... I'm basically a true Floridian. Anything with the ocean or being in the sun and beautiful outdoors!
Music, Movies, and Books
Let's start with music...
-My favorite artist is Frank Sinatra
-My favorite band is Queen.
-I love listening to ALMOST all types of music that is uplifting or meaningful. None of that heavy metal angst stuff, it's just too negative for me.
-I enjoy: Electro Swing/Electro Funk, 90s, Alternative, Jazz, Classic Rock, Andrea Bocelli, Oldies, Irish Rock, Parodies, R&B, EDM... I love music, mainly positive and upbeat music.
Nahko and Medicine for the People, GRiZ, Gramatik, Umphreys McGee, Tame Impala, Parov Stelar, Caro Emerald, Caravan Palace, The String Cheese Incident, Moe, Dirty Heads... A few of my favorites
I'm a huge movie buff. Among my favorites, in no particular order but kinda ...Forrest Gump, Interstellar, Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas, Groundhog Day, V for Vendetta, The Inbetweeners (both the show and the movie) Quentin Tarantino films, Christopher Nolan Films, Judd Apatow films... I watch a lot of comedies and thrillers.
How I Met Your Mother is the best show ever made and you're a bus wanker if you deny it. Also notable shows would be: Game of Thrones, Shameless, American Horror Story, Key & Peele, Tosh.0, Last Week Tonight, Cosmos
-Harry Potter of course
-Game Of Thrones
-The God Delusion
-How to Win Friends and Influence People
-Any kind of travel book, I've read too many
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
-Climbed to the top of a crane for a picture in Reykjavik, Iceland.
-Traveled across Ukraine in the summer of 2014 when Russia was all crazy about invading, I even drank at an underground rebel bar thanks to my host.
-Ran with the bulls at San Fermin.
-Hitchhiked in France and Ireland
-Slept under the full moon in the Sahara
Teach, Learn, Share
-I love talking politics, space, philosophy and existentialism, human behavior, religion, etc. Generally just worldly issues that carry diverse opinions.
-I was in the U.S. Army for 3 years flying unmanned aircraft (Drones!), ask me anything ya wanna know! it's a unique experience!
- I like to discuss cultural differences and hear all about places that others have been to, so that I might visit one day.
-I'm a dog person, your dog will love me and I will love them. You will also love my dog.
-I would like to learn some popular dances from each country!
What I Can Share with Hosts
My enthusiastic, yet mediocre singing abilities. I can sing many Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin songs, Queen songs, 90's songs, a few rap songs and I almost have "Con Te Partiro" by Andrea Boccelli down, although I don't speak Italian so give me some leeway!
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In