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Complete a 5,000-mile bike tour on a $110 bike to deliver workshops that inspire youth to take action toward their goals & dreams!
Watch the video I made about my trip: http://www.youcaring.com/bike/
-is happiest when living in alignment with his values.
-deeply enjoys having meaningful conversations.
-is dedicated to personal development.
-travels to expedite understanding.
That said, I'm a real easy-going guy and I LOVE any way that I can participate in CouchSurfing!
What else do I need to know about you, Ben?
-Enjoys being included in your adventures
-Long-distance bike tourer and experienced bike commuter
-Vegetarian (+ dietary restrictions - see below)
-I'm allergic to all dairy, nuts, peanuts, & avocado
-It's totally ok to eat things I'm allergic to - don't be afraid! :P
-Doesn't drink alcohol or smoke
-Some people would call me a cheapskate, I say that I'm frugal
-Donates to awesome crowdfunding projects on GoFundMe, YouCaring, and Kickstarter
-Loves fresh juice... especially grapefruit juice.
All Falls Away in the Face of Death. Be Excellent to Each Other.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
All the ways. Always (well... as much as possible, at least).
Hosting, Surfing, CouchCrash Organizer, CouchCrash Participant, CS Event Organizing...
Memorable CS Experiences:
-Waking up to a Sri Lankan sunrise after a fantastic evening sleeping on the beach.
-Going to a New Years Eve CSing Potluck (and subsequently missing the last train [which led to walking 20 blocks through a seedy Chicago Ghetto at 3 in the morning]).
-Cycling the streets of Minneapolis with a crew of CS guests on crisp fall nights. Usually looking for happy hours, but always getting lost in the panoramic view of the city skyline at night.
-Joining 24 CSers to squeeze into a friend's apartment for soup, then getting into a hit-and-run car accident on the drive home. FYI, we got hit, the other person ran.
-Hosting 5 (revolving) guests in my living room all at once for a week straight.
-Meeting the kindest, warmest friends I have ever known!
Current Interests: Personal Development, Hiking, Meditation, Bicycling, Personal Development, Conservation, Dream Journaling, Dreaming of Adventures, Making Adventures Happen
Budding Interests: International Travel/Backpacking, Self-Directed Education
- budget travel
- personal development
- bicycle touring
- lucid dreaming
- online marketing
- nature conservation
Music, Movies, and Books
Music: Trevor Hall, BT, Wookiefoot, Trifonic, Matisyahu, Parliament-Funkadelic, Kristoff Krane, Kool & The Gang, Michael Franti, Cloud Cult
Books: Tao Te Ching, 4 Hour Workweek, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Bhagavad Gita, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Getting More, Think & Grow Rich, The Success Principles
Movies: Wet Hot American Summer, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, High Strung, Stella, Wayne's World, The Matrix Trilogy
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Had a heart beat.
Teach, Learn, Share
Financial Travel Tips
Low-Cost, High Value Living
Long Term International Travel
What I Can Share with Hosts
A good meal, engaging conversation, and pictures from past/current adventures.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Mexico, Sri Lanka, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In