Matt Cairns

Nashville, TN, United States

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  • Photojournalist by day… In Room Dining by night.
  • Bachelor's in Excercise Science with a Minor in Marketing...
  • From Dellroy, Ohio, US
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About Me


To find a new mission.


I'm told that I am upbeat and cheery. Jack Kerouac and "Into the Wild" have inspired a lot of my interest in travel and adventure. I'm also very interested in other cultures. I'm a restless kid from the country and I want to learn to blend in with much different societies than what I grew up in.

I like to play college rugby, and I was very involved in musicals and plays when I was in high school. Since 2008, I've been traveling and hitchhiking whenever I have the time and money.

Lately, I have been seeing all my peers around me getting married, having kids, starting serious careers, and basically getting anchored down in the place where they are at. As for me, I'm not ready for that. I'm 25 and I can't fathom starting that kind of life yet! I need to roam, have adventures, be reckless, and see more of the world before I have a family to be responsible for.


Follow your ambitions without fear or regret.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've been surfing all over Australia, New Zealand and South America, met some great folks, and haven't had a bad experience yet! (knock on wood)


Photography, rugby, hitchhiking, adventure, new cultures, books, fitness, MUSIC

Music, Movies, and Books

Dr. Dog, Band of Horses, Fang Island, Noah Gundersen, Flight of the Conchords, Imagine Dragons, Local Natives, Alt-J, Iron and Wine, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, The White Stripes, Flogging Molly, Bahamas, Dead Man's Bones, The Civil Wars,... you get the picture.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Sailing from Australia to New Zealand, and visiting a leper colony in Kolkata.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, New Zealand, United States

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