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  • 172 references 122 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning French, Spanish
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2011
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  • UCLA Class of '13, Geography & Sociology
  • From San Diego, CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION
I'm doing the ultimate Couchsurfing thing - I quit my job to travel around the world! I was pandemic-interrupted but have now resumed my journey as a digital nomad working part-time. Looking for cultural immersion and education, meaningful connections with a variety of people, and of course beautiful and unique sights and places.

www.instagram.com/peacejoyaustin

ABOUT ME

Very adventurous - love to explore and see new places, whether in my backyard or across the globe. I don't get bored easily; I always make fun out of anything.

PHILOSOPHY

Be positive 😁 Be your own quirky self 🤪 Don’t take for granted that you will live to old age - do everything you want to do now and appreciate each additional year you are given 🥰

Interests

I really enjoy learning about different cultures and watching traditional dances and listening to music from around the world. I love the outdoors--hiking is the best. I am so inspired by political and social justice activists and organizers and try to meet some in every country I visit.

  • cats
  • arts
  • walking
  • politics
  • outdoor activities
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • badminton
  • social justice
  • feminism
  • ping pong
  • wellness
  • positivity
  • non-fiction books
  • lgbtq
  • cultural dancing

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Non-fiction, especially that which focuses on history, psychology, social change and wellness. Recent favorites: Evolution’s Rainbow, The Not Quite States of America, How Emotions Are Made, The Hidden Life of Trees, Sapiens, Guns, Germs, and Steel, The Better Angels of Our Nature.

Music: Reggaeton, hip hop, pop, anything upbeat. P!nk is my favorite, also love Cher, Annie Lennox, Michelle Branch, David Archuleta, Lizzo, Cardi B, Fantasía, Jennifer Hudson, Gaga.

TV: Some favorites are The Amazing Race, Northern Exposure, How To Get Away With Murder, The Good Place, Search Party, Hacks, Good Girls, and Mr. Bean. I've lately been trying to watch shows from around the world--41 countries so far and the best ones are Ossan’s Love from Japan, Wanted from Australia, and You Are My Soulmate from Greece!

Favorite films are Parasite 🦠 and Harold and Kumar 🍔

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiking mountain peaks on the Liechtenstein/Austria border and navigating cliffside snow piles 🏔😓

Teach, Learn, Share

Fun facts about sociology, geography, inequality, nature, history, politics, and more ;) The dark sides of the US (past and present) that Americans don’t learn in school 😳 Stories from amazing activists I’ve met around the world

What I Can Share with Hosts

A positive attitude, travel and college stories, and enthusiasm to explore and learn about your area

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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