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  • 34 References 24 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Thai
  • 50, Male
  • Member since 2015
  • Photographer and model
  • BS International Business, AS Horticulture, AA Photography
  • From Mobile, AL, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

I stay busy working on my website,

Reinventing myself as a travel writer & photographer after being fired recently (November 2014) from a horrible job as a project manager in high rise construction. I have traveled to 25 countries so far and travel is my real passion. I love maps, I can study them for hours at a time. I love meeting people in new places and people that like meeting people in new places.

I grew up in a culturally illiterate part of the world where racism is rampant. My family had a traveling reptile show, so we spent a lot of time around the carnival crowd (carnies). In order to escape all of this I joined the Navy at age 17 and had the great fortune to meet a military psychiatrist who encouraged me to embrace my lifestyle and that changed my life. As a result, I am blessed with some of the best friends a person could imagine from all walks of life.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I am looking for interesting, decent, genuine, caring people to meet. Please read the entire profile including home section before you apply. Very few will be accepted.


Tree Climbing
Web Design

  • writing
  • design
  • photography
  • ballet dancing
  • cooking
  • modeling
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • rock climbing
  • gymnastics
  • swimming
  • cartography

Music, Movies, and Books

August Rush is my favorite movie of all time. I rarely watch movies.

Pillars of the Earth is the best book ever.

I like all music.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I started ballet and gymnastics lessons for the first time ever in my mid 40s.

Teach, Learn, Share

I am a very slow learner and as a result have nothing to teach you. However, I love telling stories about all of the places I've been and the many fascinating people I have met.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Interesting stories
Portrait photography & candid shots
Cook meals or help around the house

Countries I’ve Visited

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, Thailand, United States

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