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Overview

  • 120 References 74 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Turn Fantasy Into Reality.
  • Action-Based & Self-Directed!
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

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/

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
-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.

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).

Hosting, Surfing, CouchCrash Organizer, CouchCrash Participant, CS Event Organizing...

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.

-Hosting 5 (revolving) guests in my living room all at once for a week straight.

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

Interests

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

  • education
  • meditation
  • hiking
  • budget travel
  • personal development
  • bicycling
  • 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

Teach:
Basic Guitar
AmeriCorps
WWOOFing
Vegetarianism
Bicycle Touring
Conservationism
Financial Travel Tips

Learn:
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

United States

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