Kevin Sandness

Oakland, California, United States

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  • Freelance Web Developer (Mostly front end stuff)
  • BA English from Cal State Long Beach
  • From Costa Mesa, CA
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About Me


Breaking down borders, bypassing stereotypes and making the world smaller.


I like culture, connection, calm and chaos. I'm pretty mellow and like to soak up the atmosphere around me.


I'm shooting for a life, where connection, stability, creativity, travel and new experiences can all thrive simultaneously.

With regards to travel, I think the people you meet are just as important as where you're at. I'm much more about spending quality time strolling around somewhere than stretching myself too thin trying to see everything.

Some of my best memories are waking up in Germany and walking to the local market to buy fresh bread for breakfast. It's the little stuff that counts.

I am and always will be a work in progress.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've hosted several people and have gone to a couple local couch surfing events. The experience has been tremendous, and I feel privileged to have met everyone I have thus far.

You'll never meet every single amazing person in this world, but this site gets you a little bit closer.


Up until early 2011, I had only hosted. But I finally did some surfing during my two months in Europe and even met up/stayed with friends that I had previously hosted in Los Angeles. It was phenomenal. The world is very small.


I prefer meaningful interactions with others as opposed to small talk and wandering through a new city or going camping as opposed to going on a cruise or lounging at a resort.

I enjoy live music, traveling anywhere, tennis, juggling, dive bars, art, hiking, camping, literature etc. There is probably not much of anything that I wouldn't be curious to try, or at least I'd entertain the idea.

Music, Movies, and Books

Books: Catch 22, Demian, The Chronology of Water, Notes from the Underground, The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake, East of Eden, Steppenwolf, Sound and the Fury, Too Loud a Solitude, On the Road, Poe Ballantine, Bukowski, The Bell Jar

Music: Pixies, Pogues, X, My Bloody Valentine, Sunny Day Real Estate, Heartless Bastards, Dessa, Jawbreaker, Azure Ray, Bad Religion, Cramps, Stereolab, Pulp, Ladytron, Magnetic Fields, Pavement, Cock Sparrer, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Maria Taylor, Type O Negative, Joy Division, Queen, Social Distortion, Lali Puna, Kent, Swingin Utters, M83, Cure, The Who, Anita Carter, The Knife, Face to Face, Gillian Welch, Adicts, Blondie, KMFDM, Sleater-Kinney, Raveonettes, Cheap Trick, Ignite, Blue Foundation, The Damned, The National, The Jam, Broadcast, The Breeders, Jesus and Mary Chain

Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Ghostworld, The City of Lost Children, Indiana Jones, Goodbye Lenin, Sin City, City of God, Blue Velvet, Let the Right One In, Princess Mononoke, Blade Runner, Big Lebowski, Back to the Future, Santa Sangre, Tron, Castle in the Sky, Lost in Translation

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Life itself is amazing.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can juggle, and I believe anyone can learn. Like most things, it just takes a bit of persistence and practice. : )

Next up - fire torches

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

South Korea, United States

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