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Mike McLaughlin

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Architect
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...
  • From New York, NY, USA
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About Me


Live a fulfilling 20s


I'm living in San Francisco working for a Scandinavian design firm. The coolest place that I've lived was on an island off the coast of Maine where I got a job as a project manager for offshore lighthouse restoration. Everything about it was awesome, including taking a boat to work everyday.

I'm in the home stretch of getting my Master's. I graduated with my bachelor's from the College of Charleston and studied Historic Preservation and Economics. I'm a poly-sci junkie, an avid Archer-watcher, and I love boating and being out on the water.

I'm 100% Irish and one of 6 siblings. Almost all of my family lives in Ireland, but the one's that live over here live in Toronto, New York, California, Texas and Guatemala.

I have this page because I love meeting new people and have had great experiences with it in the past. I'm usually up to host people on a couch or a spare bed at my place, but also want to opportunity to find some new couches around the country and in Europe.

I'm an open, easy going guy, adventurous, spontaneous, not hard to please, and always up to show people around where I'm from.


Live every day like it's your last. Because one day, it will be.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


I surf and also host surfers.

visited 24 states (10.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or website vertaling duits?


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All watersports but particularly wakeboarding. Rock climbing, laying out at the beach, watching a good movie, mountain biking, coffee, traveling, meeting new people, politics and economics, history, exchanging stories and ideas.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Django Unchained, The Conjuring, Life of Pi, Argo, Archer, American Horror Story, Boondock Saints, The Last Samurai, Anchorman, Drive, Crash, 21, The Shawshank Redemption, Slumdog Millionaire, Fight Club, The Breakfast Club

Music: Foster the People, Lifehouse, Mat Kearney, Theory of a Deadman, Muse, the Killers, Matchbox Twenty, anything 90s and anything country

Books: The End of the Suburbs, The Devil in the White City, The Hunger Games, The Geography of Nowhere

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Swam in the Atlantic and the Pacific in the same day without getting on a plane. And without any help from Superman.

Teach, Learn, Share

I've been a lobsterman for 11 summers;
I've volunteered all over China;
I've worked on lighthouses off the coast in Maine
I use to be a kayak instructor and have had my boating license since I was 12. I've had more jobs that relate to boats than not.

And I would want to learn about anything really. Everyone has unique stories they could share, it's just a matter of getting them out!

Countries I've Visited

Anguilla, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Spain, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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