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Overview

  • 6 references 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 53, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Interior Designer
  • Degrees in both art and education, but travel/life/experi...
  • From Los Angeles, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Share. Learn. Explore.

PHILOSOPHY

A boat is safe in a harbor, but that isn't what a boat is for.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

started on a trip to Maui..didn't need a place to stay, but went on CouchSurfing hoping to meet some interesting, fun, knowledgeable locals for coffee, local events, a walk and a chat... And I surf. I wanted to have someone to surf with. Was such a great experience, I wanted to extend the same vibe and local knowledge to others...

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Minimal, but I've traveled extensively and have unofficially couch surfed (and hammock surfed, cave surfed and tree house surfed) and have also hosted many travelers I've met along the way.

Interests

Travel, surfing, art, writing

  • writing
  • wine
  • traveling
  • outdoor activities
  • surfing
  • art
  • getting lost
  • indie films

Music, Movies, and Books

Indie films, documentaries,and an inexplicable love of Jackie Chan movies. Love all types of music. Currently reading a Benjamin Franklin biography concurrent with a Carl Hiassen novel.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Ate a hard boiled egg and coffee cooked by my 12 year old (!!) guide on a steam vent on top of an active volcano in Indonesia. Best tasting egg ever!
...oh there are many good travel stories...
survived a knife in the head, heard the teachings of the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala India.. want to hear yours too.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a great local tour guide. Would love to learn/practice yoga, belly dancing, cooking other cuisines.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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