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Tyler de Jong

Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

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Last login 20 days ago

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Overview

  • 41 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Arabic, Slovene, Spanish
  • 28, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Sailboat Captain
  • Two years of criminal justice
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To make sure that living once is enough.

ABOUT ME

I'm a Dutch American born in Florida and raised in North Carolina.

I used to have some lengthy description of myself written here. Every year I would add on to a list of places I had visited and things I had done there. If there is one thing I've learned, the places you go are just the bonus to the people you meet. Without new friends, life and traveling would only be a geography lesson. That's why I'm on this site.

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HOSTED PEOPLE FROM
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Washington D.C.
Birmingham, Alabama
Durham, North Carolina
Orlando, Florida
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Athens, Georgia
Orlando, Florida (repeat city, different people)
Missoula, Montana
Atlanta, Georgia
Lexington, Kentucky
Des Moines, Iowa
Munich, Germany
San Francisco, California
Detroit, Michigan
Bern, Switzerland
Buffalo, New York
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SURFED IN
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Richmond, England
Southampton, England
La Linea, Spain
Pamplona, Spain
Timisoara, Romania
Vienna, Austria
Bangor, Northern Ireland
Birmingham, Alabama (twice)
Phoenix, Arizona (twice)
Tucson, Arizona
Saint Petersburg, Florida (twice)
Wichita, Kansas
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Salt Lake City, Utah
Beaverton, Oregon
New York City, New York
Norwich, England
Le Mans, France
Pamplona, Spain (repeat city, different people)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

...and more to come.

PHILOSOPHY

You only live once but if you work it right, once is enough.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I host...
...and surf.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Come experience my couch when I have one...
...and let me experience yours!

Interests

Adventure, Exploration, Motorcycles, Rock Climbing, Traveling, Traveling, Traveling, Poker, Soccer, Good Conversation, Good Food, Snowboarding, Sailing, 4 Wheelers, Boxing, Riding Horses, Tennis, Football, Disc Golf, Mountainboarding, Bungee Jumping, Rappelling, Kayaking, Sky Diving, Spelunking, Getting as close to death as possible without dying...

Music, Movies & Books

Just to name a few...

Books: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Movies: Geographical documentaries; North Korea, Somalia and Liberia. BBC's Invisible World.

Music: A mix of Oldies, Rock and Classic Rock but recently more Dubstep and artists like Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Ran with the Bulls
Threw tomatoes in the world's largest food fight
Rode in the world's largest naked bike ride
Explored the Atlas mountains
Hitchhiked through the entire UK
Survived a bad CS experience
Hitchhiked over 5,000 miles in Europe and the United States
Participated in an actual RIOT
Sailed my boat in a hurricane.
Delivered a schooner up the Atlantic.
Next on the list... ?

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to learn cultures. I want to know how YOU look at the world. I want to learn your language. I want to know how you grew up as compared to how I did, to learn from each other and broaden the mind.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Anti jokes

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Bahamas, Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, British, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

Spain, United States

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