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Overview

  • 39 References 28 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Chinese (Simplified), Spanish
  • 37, Other
  • Member since 2007
  • Jill and Martin are currently touring the world
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

We love traveling. We love camping. We love meeting and talking to interesting people. We have embarked on a perpetual journey of discovery. We gave up a home and a cat to journey the world.

Jill loves to cook - especially vegan food and has now begun to explore cooking fish and seafood.

We love exploring - both urban and rural areas. We are curious about everyone and all ways of life.

PHILOSOPHY

We treat people the way we want to be treated.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When we lived in Minneapolis, we hosted as often as we were able and thoroughly enjoyed meeting people from all around the world. We went to some of the events within the Twin Cities/ Minnesota group. We couch surfed in Paris and Lyon, it was a super experience. Now we're on the road and like to surf in places where we'd like to get a more local perspective.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We mostly have hosted surfers for the last few years, which we love to do because we get to meet people from all around the world. We also have surfed in Paris, Lyon, and Chicago. Every couch surfing event we've attended has been a blast. We've participated in the MSP couch crash in 2012 and 2013.

Interests

Biking, walking, mass transit, beer/wine, camping, hiking, coffee, photography, tall buildings, computers, books, movies, adventures, and cooking. Jill has a travel blog: www.cravingsustenance.com where she shares recipes and travel adventures. Martin also has a blog: www.expatriateism.com

Music, Movies, and Books

too many to count. The Humanities.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Saw the Northern Lights, biked through rural France, sat in a hot spring in Iceland, climbed Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, chased ice cream trucks in NYC, spent midsummer in Sweden, hiked along the north shore of Minnesota. In July 2014, we sold our stuff, quit our jobs and hit the road. We drove through a bit of Canada and the east coast of the US before flying to Mexico and spending 7 months traveling through Central and South America. Now we are in Australia.

Teach, Learn, Share

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Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Iceland, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, United States

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