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Bike tour the western US beginning May 2016, giving inspirational talks to youth along the way!
Check out the video I made for my trip: http://www.youcaring.com/boys-girls-club-of-america-402283
-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!
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).
One of my housemates is also on CS: https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/maranda-garrett
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!
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, and 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
Financial Travel Tips
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