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Ben Broenen

Bend, OR, USA

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Overview

  • 69 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Turn Fantasy Into Reality.
  • Action-Based & Self-Directed!
  • From Maple Grove, MN / Alexandria, MN
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Generate $50/day in passive, after-tax income.
Then... promptly bike tour Nepal, of course!

ABOUT ME

Ben:

-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
-Bike commuter (made it through both MN & OR winters!)
-Vegetarian (+ dietary restrictions - see below)
-I'm allergic to all dairy, nuts, peanuts, & avocado
-It's totally ok to bring over and eat things I'm allergic to - don't be afraid! :P
-Doesn't drink alcohol or smoke
-Currently works 6am-3pm Monday-Friday for Ruffwear in Bend, OR
-Some people would call me a cheapskate, I say that I'm frugal
-Donates to awesome projects on GoFundMe - check it out!

PHILOSOPHY

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).

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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.

-Meeting the kindest, warmest friends I have ever known!

Interests

Current Interests: Personal Development, Lifestyle Design, Hiking, Meditation, Biking, Personal Development, Conservation, Dream Journaling, Negotiation, Dreaming of Adventures, Making Adventures Happen

Budding Interests: International Travel/Backpacking, Bicycle Touring, Self-Directed Education

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Trevor Hall, BT, Wookiefoot, Trifonic, Matisyahu, Parliament-Funkadelic, Kristoff Krane, Kool & The Gang, Michael Franti, Cloud Cult

Books: Think & Grow Rich, Tao Te Ching, 4 Hour Workweek, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Bhagavad Gita, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Getting More, 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

Teach:
Veganism,
WWOOFing,
Basic Guitar,
AmeriCorps,
Photography,
Passive Income,
Lifestyle Design,
Conservationism,
Values-Based Living,
Financial Travel Tips,
Wilderness Hybrid-Packing,

Learn:
Bicycle Touring,
Low-Cost, High Value Living,
Long Term International Travel,

What I Can Share With Hosts

The amazing Cascade Mountains just a 20 minute drive from my doorstep!

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Mexico, Sri Lanka, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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