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Overview

  • 3 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Czech, Spanish
  • 24, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Student; Aspiring Musician
  • 1st year of college
  • From Newport News, Virginia
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To explore new territories; to boldy go where only several men have gone before.

ABOUT ME

I am a modern and urban explorer. I like going off the trail. I like good coffee and IPA's. I am up for any adventure, and living as minimalistic as possible.

PHILOSOPHY

I have been pressured and corrupted in my life, and I have seen and done great things. Choices are the hardest things for me, but I steadfast in knowing that I will able to do what I desire (within reason) with all of my ability. I guess I live to explore the earth and my spirit. I find fulfillment in the all of the things I experience I'm not religious in any way, and I don't pester others. When it comes to others, I am happiest with an open mind.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

When I was a child, my mother and I hosted people all of the time. I would be happy to let people crash at my place, once I have one. I am hoping to crash on some couches in some major cities when I start hitting the road and visiting places I have not been.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My mother hosted couch surfers for years when I was a child, and I enjoyed befriending these wonderful strangers. When I go to new places I want to be in the same shoes as those people.

Interests

I enjoy a beer and good conversation with all sorts of people. I play a variety of instruments, I read a lot, and I find adventures. I am determined to make a lasting impact on people and this earth that beckons thought.

  • beer
  • coffee

Music, Movies, and Books

When it comes to music I appreciate a large repertoire of music including Fleet Foxes, Mogwai, and Father John Misty (Papa Bob Steamy). That's a very small slice of what I enjoy, but I would categorize my collection as a mix of 50's Jazz, Indie Folk, and bands with good guitar tone. I own a lot of vinyls and music is really important to me. I've read Hemingway and Fitzgerald. I enjoy a good story. I've been getting into Kerouac and Palahniuk lately. I love to quote Thoreau and Jean-Peal Sartre.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

For two months this year I lived in Prague. Prague is my second home.

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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