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Sam Brown

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Creole
  • 23, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Adventure enthusiast
  • University!
  • From Nelson, New Zealand
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel as far and as long as possible!

ABOUT ME

I am a super chill, adventurous kiwi! Love the outdoors and trying new things, going new places and meeting new people.
I get bored easy and change my mind often.
My interests shift every few months and I change my perspective on things regularly. The one thing that hasn't changed is my passion for being outside and interest in critical thinking, challenging the status quo and beer.

I'm super interested in meeting new people and sharing stories. I'll relax when I can, drink coffee and I'm always up for a hearty discussion. My previous work was in in outdoor education, teaching rock climbing, canoeing, rappelling, archery, orienteering and a whole bunch of other activities to kids and adults in British Columbia! I absolutely loved the challenge of working with different demographics; from toddlers to the elderly, the physically advanced to the physically challenged.

I have recently had the chance to work with some amazing NFP groups around British Columbia such as - BC Lung Foundation, Positive living BC and the Canadian Cancer Society!

I very rarely have a plan when I travel, and don't like to organise things more than a couple of days in advance. Not because I'm lazy, but because I like to leave all my options open for spontaneous activities and exploration.

PHILOSOPHY

In my opinion there should be more focus inward, learning to enjoy the life you have and the things you do, obviously not to the point of complacency (lack of aspirations isn't great either) but to the point where quality of life is increased via attitude and perspective.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Love to host awesome people in Nelson, New Zealand when I am home and take them climbing but at the moment I'm hoping to surf and meet up with great locals in my travels!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Have couchsurfed for the last 10 months throughout Canada and it has been incredible.
I would never consider travelling any other way. Couchsurfing has provided me with the opportunity to meet some very very cool people and has left me with many wonderful lifelong memories.

Interests

Being outdoors, away from concrete jungles, rugby, volleyball + any other sports, fishing, rock climbing, fitness, photography, weightlifting, camping, swimming, kayaking, slacklining, alpinism, coffee, beer, motorcycles.

Anything and everything outdoors based! The list is too big.

Music, Movies & Books

Lee Child, Dan Brown, Shantaram, Bill Bryson, Bryce Courtenay, Dan Millman, Herman Hesse, Jon Krakauer,

Fight Club, Warrior, Snatch, Touching the Void, many many many movies!

Rules of Engagement

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Hitch-hiked 3000km from Vancouver to Whitehorse in winter.

Experienced some of the awesomely different culture of the Solomon Islands.

Mountain biked in The Rocky Mountains

Hunted moose from the Yukon River

Seen 33 eagles in an afternoon in the Yukon

Worked at an outdoor ice rink in the middle of a 30 degree summer in Nelson.

Volunteered at a primary school looking after a young boy helping him while he was struggling to fit in. Was amazing to watch him grow and know I had a part in helping.

Working with the Canadian Cancer Foundation, Positive Living BC, BC Lung Foundation and many many kids!

Witnessed the Northern Lights multiple times in the Yukon and Manitoba.
Seen wolves in both Yukon Territory and rural Manitoba.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am super curious, I love to learn about spirituality and religion, human performance, nutrition and dietary habits, biohacking and photography.

I would consider myself reasonably knowledgeable and willing to share my interest in exercise, nutrition, injury rehabilitation, rock climbing, hiking, and slacklining!

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Canada, Solomon Islands

Countries I've Lived In

New Zealand

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