Ben Broenen

Bend, OR, USA

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About Me


5,000 mile bike tour through 13 states and provinces beginning March 2016, giving inspirational talks to youth along the way!

Check out the video I made for my trip:



-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
-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


All the ways. Always (well... as much as possible, at least).

One of my housemates is also on CS:


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

Basic Guitar
Lifestyle Design
Values-Based Living
Financial Travel Tips

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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