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  • Fluent in English; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • sponsored by the unemployment department of California wh...
  • street, ivy, wilderness
  • From San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Me


act with compassion, positivity and gratitude. experience life without the need for photographic proof


Born in the 80s, went to school for a really long time, got a serious job. Quit serious job, hit the road, adventured my brains out.

Priorities changed. Firmly in favor of hard work with intermittent retirement; life is too precious to wait until 65 to start living. Now I take a few months off every few years in seach of new expeditions. From December 2016 until April 2017 I will be traveling and climbing in Chile and Argentina.


avoid the Dunning–Kruger effect

embrace simplicity- wanting and appreciating the things I already have

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Actively seeking to learn from and share ideas with positive, inspiring folks along the way. Hoping to meet more CSers this year as I begin my next journey to Patagonia this Summer, December 2016.


Apprehensive at first, but since having joined CS in 2010, I have had nothing but great experiences with the community.

Made it into my second ever host, Seattle´s very own Shawn Saleme's article in the Seattle Globalist.

It's been a fulfilling experience to ping pong back and forth between surfing, camping and backpacker living. All are important components to traveling since each style marches to rather different beats and rhythms. I don´t use CS as merely a means to find a free place to stay for a night. While a couch is always appreciated, it´s the interaction with a local host that makes logging into CS worthwhile.


climbing rocks and hugging trees
telemark skiing
road, mountain and motorbiking
dance, yoga, surfing, meditation, reading by headlamp
connecting with people in a meaningful way even if only for a day

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

backcountry ski-toured in the Pyrenees, kayaked the Napali Coast, slept under the stars in the middle easten desert, lived out of a car and solo adventured for over a year, seen the sunrise from above the horizon, cycled down the western coast of North America, traveled a lot of the South African coast by foot, surfed with dolphins, scaled some pretty cool rock features, jumped off of various bridges and out of various planes, swam above a pod of Southern Right Whales, seen puppies being born!

an idiot savant's adventure up El Capitan:

Teach, Learn, Share

you could say that I know heaps about the outdoors, so if you're stranded on an island with me, consider yourself safe. until I get really hungry.

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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