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Overview

  • 7 references 7 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French
  • 61, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Journalist
  • Master's from Misouri School of Journalism, and am workin...
  • From Missouri, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Learning more about the world and the people in it. Looking for and sharing inspiration wherever I go.

ABOUT ME

I'm a journalist, writer and editor, constantly looking to redefine my life in times of change. I love Latin America, travel and the beautiful planet we inhabit, and want to dedicate the last half of my life to its preservation, in all its amazing human and non-human diversity.

PHILOSOPHY

It's all about the journey.... we are here to learn and experience as much as possible, and hopefully to give joy and understanding along the way. I hope I can make a difference with my life and push things along in the direction of a more sustainable, human-oriented paradigm.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Currently not accepting guests as I am traveling - but planning to do so when I return.

In 2010 I created a bilingual, multimedia web portal, www.TheEsperanzaProject.org, to profile innovative environmental initiatives and volunteer and ecotourism opportunities. I joined CouchSurfing to support that project will be looking for ways for our goals to complement each other. I think there will be many.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have stayed with wonderful couch surfing hosts in Guatemala City, El Salvador, Puerto Vallarta, France and Portugal. I have hosted people from all over the world and look forward to continuing to do so.

Interests

Nature and the environment, cultures of all sorts, indigenous rights and culture, bicycling, hiking, reading, writing, social media for social change

  • culture
  • writing
  • environment
  • reading
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • communications
  • journalism
  • volunteering
  • ecotourism

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Spending a year backpacking through Latin America, interviewing some of the most inspiring people I have ever met; climbing volcanos in Guatemala and El Salvador, including Tajomulco, the highest point in Central America; hitching a ride with a Paraguayan truck driver through Argentina's Gran Chaco

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela

Countries I’ve Lived In

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mexico, United States

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