Sam Shepherd

Gainesville, FL, United States

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  • Finished mah Undergrad
  • From Tampa, Florida
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About Me


Create a story filled with adventure, laughter, love, and wild times!


Headed out on my third European adventure and I can't wait. I feel so lucky and I plan to have as much fun as I can with the time I am given. With that being said, I love doing anything that is exciting/exhilarating/strange/illegal/fun/funny/ridiculous. I myself am ridiculous because I seemed to have lost my ability to feel awkward or embarrassed so that makes life a lot more
fun. I do enjoy deeper conversations and serious talks from time to time but at the end of the day, the most important thing to me is to be around fun, loving, and fun-loving people, and have a good time. I like people who are not from
America to maybe an unhealthy degree and even if your parents are from another country but you're from
America, I will probably be more inclined to prefer you too. But seeing as that sounds backwardsly racist, you should know that if you are white, I still probably want to be friends with you. I try to be as open-minded as possible an enjoy most people so we will probably be friends barring the possibility that you force feed me seafood while listening to country music. Then, its fucking over. Why would you do that to me? I thought we were friends.... Also, all of you should probably know that a cat has been biting my head the whole time I have been writing this so...theres that.


At the moment I don't think I have one. It seems there is so much to learn, see, do, experience, open your eyes to; it seems a bit ignorant to claim to know you have it figured out. So for know, I'll stick with Socrates and claim to know nothing. Just enjoy life and do what seems "good", "right", and most importantly, fun.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've only had positive couchsurfing experiences thus far. I've surfed 5 times so far and everyone at the very least has been super giving of their time, hospitality and energy.


I love ultimate frisbee, movies, going out (to groove), reading, good conversations, exciting/stupid/fun activities, rock-climbing, spontaneous plans.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I went to Guatemala a couple years ago to help work on some houses for about a week and on the last day we were leaving as the sun set and as we drove away the kids started running after the car and I started balling. It was the most movie-esc/ memorable moment in my life.

My buddy and I were back-packing in Paris about a year ago and after a night of drinking we tried to sneak into our buddies hotel room and the deskman threatened to call the Parisian police on us so we just walked to the Eiffel Tower where we were met by 13 muslim students who we talked to till 4 a.m. They gave us sandwiches and sleeping bags. So not only did we sleep in the park of the Eiffel Tower but we were met with insane hospitality and so much love. Not to mention the next day was Bastille Day and we saw fireworks at the Eiffel Tower.

In Kenya, I met a Kenyan Solider who was suffering from Aids and he had lost everything. He asked me about myself and then said "I wish you the best in life". It is the most important thing anyone has ever said to me.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bahamas, Belgium, France, Guatemala, Kenya, Netherlands

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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