Steve McDonald

Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic (Egypt), French, Hindi, Urdu
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Writer, Photographer, Vagabond.
  • Emerson College
  • From Boston, MA, U.S.A.
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About Me


To invade Canada.


Oh, this is fun! As if I needed further license to talk about myself. Let's see... I'm a fun and outgoing guy. Possibly witty. Definitely loud--especially after a few drinks. What else... Oh, sometimes when I'm driving my car, I pretend I'm in a music video.

I write silly jokes and shit for television and the internet. Check out my website,

I've also been backpacking across Asia since 2010.

2009- Hosting Info

Hey! I've been on the backpacker trail before, so I'm always happy to help out another traveler if they need a place to stay or someone to show them around the city. Just let me know! My couch is always open.


Wanna hear some super cool news??

I've recently accepted a position at Comedy Central (wooohooo!) and have since moved to Hollywood!!!!!

Oh, and Fun Hollywood Fact: the streets here are NOT paved with gold! Whoever told you that is a damn liar. They're paved with gum. Which is just as colorful, but far less sanitary, not to mention sticky.

If you can imagine, I've left my heart on the East Coast... I grew up in Boston and I love it to death. If you catch me here, you'll be staying with me and my friends on Allston st., a place affectionately(?) known as the "student ghetto," because it is packed with all the students from Boston's many universities. It can be a bit, well, "colorful" on the weekends, but if that's what you're looking for, message me - we've got a nice couch with your name on it if you find yourself in Boston.

Or Hollywood, for that matter.

Lemme know!


I'm abnormal.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Mostly hosting, but looking to change that this trip!


Been hosted in Egypt and Morroco, all amazing experiences. I also frequently host surfers in both Boston and Hollywood. It's always a thrill to show people around my home cities.


Travel, writing, meeting people, comedy, eccentric characters, conversation peices, trans-genre cover songs, ugly puppets, insomnia, biorhythms, good bollywood videos (but more importantly, bad bollywood videos), AZN Television, beer, b-movies, old timey slang, general shenanigans.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

One time, I went trekking for 23 days to the Khumbu Icefall on Mt. Everest, at 18,500 ft.

Oh, and also I got to dance in a Bollywood movie.

I've hitchhiked across the Gobi desert in Outer Mongolia.

Oh, and one time I got shot at by the Taliban on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.

The End.

Teach, Learn, Share

My passions lie in writing, photography, and cooking. I can cook Middle Eastern, Chinese, Mexican, American, Thai, and a few Italian dishes. I can teach you/you can teach me. It'll be swell.

I also used to be a street performer and performed magic acts in downtown Boston. I wont reveal my trickery, but if you've got a deck of cards, I can keep you entertained for hours.

...It's not as cheesy as it sounds, I promise.

Countries I’ve Visited

Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Netherlands, United States

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