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Sedona, AZ, United States

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  • 98 Positive References1 Neutral
  • No languages listed
  • 45, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • videographer/ photographer/tour guide
  • life and cats
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

Welcome to Sedona, Couch Surfers!

I ONLY host people who have a filled out profile, and who have a number of hosting references( yes that means you have hosted others) The reason for this is that I believe that CS works best as a pay it forward system. You take the time and energy and risk to have strangers in your home and then you have credit to ask for others to do the same.

Also, please note I have a strong preference for solo travelers and I will not host people who are with you who do not have their own CS profile.

To best get my attention tell me how you want to contribute or serve the house with your presence.. How do you contribute to this encounter?


I'm a scenery junkie. My work and art is videography and photography.You can see my webpage here strikingly.com/taragoldenvideos
or here strikingly.com/taragoldenimages
I love visiting the most stunning places on earth. I love nature, hiking, meeting new people and exploring new places.
My Sedona tour website is sedonatours.strikingly.com


magic carpet

you have a magic carpet
that will whiz you through the air
to maine or spain or africa
if you just tell it where

so will you let it take you
where you have never been before
or will you buy some drapes to match
and use it on your floor?

shel silverstein

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


Hosted, surfed, made new friends and about everything in between.


Recently took a break from hosting, and am now ONLY hosting once a month or so, and specifically a person who I may end up being friends with..So if I host you, you are special.


travel, history, photo and video work,hiking, exploring, gorgeous places, interesting people, cats, reading, history, aromatherapy, healthy food, learning and growing.

Music, Movies & Books

I'm an avid reader. I always have a book and I also very much enjoy audio books. I do not watch TV.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Kalalau by kayak, foot and dropped off in the ocean to swim in with a cardboard box. Last trip out the sherpa stole my food and I went out in winter surf on a jet ski.
I made a documentary film called Peace Walker, shot over an 1100 walk through Scotland and England.

Teach, Learn, Share

Tips on visiting Sedona on a budget:

The cheapest hotel is the Village Lodge. The Sugarloaf and The Baby Quail are also in the low end. Sky Ranch Lodge has the best location of any of the mid range places on top of the Airport Mesa.

Be advised! March and April are our busy season and prices do rise and the town can get fully booked.

Camping in Oak Creek Canyon is both expensive and right on the road. Dry camping with no facilities is possible for up to two weeks but is about a 20 minute drive into the west canyons from town. Beautiful, though.
Also outside of town but the best camping with facilites is on Beaver Creek south of Sedona.. beautiful, on the creek and not near a major highway.

I did just start a fledging business renting camping gear! You can check out my listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7699419
If you email me through CS and do not have an airbnb account yet, I can send you a $25 off coupon!

FREE kirtan( spiritual singing) and veggie dinner next to Sedona Public Library on Fridays at 6.( I may be there sometimes)

Wildflower Bakery is a reasonable place to eat.

Whole Foods has a salad bar. Natural Grocers is the best priced health food store in town. Chocolatree has raw vegan desserts and chocolates worth splurging for.
Picassos has gourmet ultimate pizzas that are amazing and expensive, and I also like to eat at Thai Spices.

You can email me to ask for my number if you have questions about Sedona. I am happy to answer questions but its better for me to do so by phone than in long emails.

What I Can Share With Hosts

I try my best to be a good guest. What I can share depends on a few factors: how long I am staying, how much time I have with my host and their home and how flush my bank account currently is.

It is nice to take my host out for lunch, or make them a yummy healthy meal.
Maybe I can take some beautiful professional photos of you, your home, or your pet.
Maybe I'll bring a small gift.
Maybe I can recite a poem I wrote that will make you smile.
Just as I like guests best who want to contribute something to my home, I will try to contribute to yours.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cook Islands, Ecuador, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In


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